This original kiwi smoothie recipe came about because I had some fruit that I needed to use. It’s heating up here in Phoenix and some fruit I bought recently just wasn’t holding up well.
I ended up throwing all the ingredients that sounded good to me into my Vitamix and this is the result.
A really tasty (if I do say so myself) and not too sweet, refreshing smoothie.
If you are not familiar with kiwi, they are known as kiwifruit in New Zealand. This nutrient-dense fruit is native to northern China and is sometimes called Chinese gooseberry.
The most common type of kiwifruit you are most likely to find will be about the size of a large egg. It has a fuzzy brown skin on the outside and the inside is bright green with rows of small black seeds around the center.
You might also see golden kiwifruit which have a smooth skin, but the color of the inside flesh can vary from bright green to bright yellow.
I used the more common type, with fuzzy skin, for this smoothie recipe.
Kiwifruit is high in vitamin C and vitamin K and an excellent source of vitamin E and fiber.
Peter’s “Kitchen Sink” Kiwi Smoothie Recipe
I jokingly refer to this as my “kitchen sink” smoothie because I ended up putting so much into it! Feel free to adjust as necessary, based on the ingredients you have on hand.
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- 4 pitted dates, chopped
- ¼ cup quick-cook oats, uncooked
- ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to high-powered blender and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
*PointsPlus® for this kiwi smoothie calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
The estimated nutritionals for Peter’s “Kitchen Sink” smoothie recipe can be found here:
One thing that I love about making smoothies is that they are so easy to modify.
If you have fresh fruit, you can use it. If you have frozen, you can use it.
In my opinion, it’s almost impossible to make a bad smoothie.
If you don’t like how it tastes at first, just add something else to make it better.
For example, if it’s too tart, just add a little honey, agave nectar or your sweetener of choice.
The dates added some nice natural sweetness to this kiwi smoothie – but did require a little extra blending power and time.
I also added a little more ice than usual, but that’s because I was using fresh fruit and wanted it to be nice and cold and refreshing.
Kiwi Smoothie Recipe Roundup
There are so many great smoothie recipes out there – here are 14 of our favorites gathered from around the web. Be sure to click the links below each photo to go to the original kiwi smoothie recipe. Enjoy!
Spinach Kiwi Chia Seed Smoothie from Joy the Baker
This green smoothie recipe from Joy makes one large or two small smoothie drinks.
Kiwi Blueberry Banana Smoothie from Taste of Home
This smoothie recipe is sweetened up thanks to the ripe bananas and honey. As made, each serving of this smoothie (about 1 cup) is about 4 PointsPlus*.
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie from SkinnyTaste
This is a simple and low calorie smoothie made with only 4 ingredients. It’s the perfect way to start your day thanks to its high fiber content. As made, each serving of this smoothie (about 1 cup) is about 2 PointsPlus*.
Kiwifruit Ginger Banana Smoothie from Jamie Oliver
Start your day with this delicious and nutritious smoothie that is nicely spiced with fresh ginger and sweetened with honey.
Green Tea Kiwi Berry Smoothie from SkinnyMs
Fresh green tea joins with kale, strawberries, banana and kiwi in this nutritious smoothie. It’s delicious by itself or pairs well with scrambled eggs – or a handful of nuts – to make a complete meal (or breakfast). As made, each serving of this smoothie is about 6 PointsPlus*.
Key Lime Kiwi Smoothie from Vitamix
This original smoothie recipe combines key lime juice, pear, kiwi and honey to create it’s unique flavor. As made, each serving of this smoothie is about 4 PointsPlus*.
Mango Avocado Kiwi Smoothie from Ambitious Kitchen
This vegan and gluten-free smoothie recipe is packed with these nutrient-rich ingredients: mango, avocado, spinach, kiwi and chia seeds. Try one today!
Honeydew Kiwi Smoothie from Bon Appétit
This refreshing smoothie combines six simple ingredients (including honeydew melon, kiwi, fresh mint leaves, lime juice and honey) and blends together in minutes.
Apple Kiwi Smoothie from Betty Crocker
This quick and easy smoothie recipe blends up in minutes – all with ingredients you probably already have on-hand. As made, each serving of this smoothie is about 4 PointsPlus*.
Layered Mango Kiwi Smoothie from SmoothieWeb
This smoothie not only tastes great, but it looks great too. It takes a bit more preparation than most smoothies, but the mango layered with the kiwi on top is truly an original.
Banana Kiwi Kale Smoothie from DietHood
The sweetness from the over-ripe bananas and honey are enough to ensure this smoothie doesn’t taste bitter. Be sure to blend it long enough so it comes out smooth.
Kiwi Crush Smoothie from Daily Bites
Hallie refers to this recipe as The Ultimate Hydration Smoothie, and rightfully so. Made with frozen banana, frozen kiwi, coconut water, spinach, cucumber and ginger, this smoothie is sure to quench any thirst!
Avocado Kiwi Smoothie with Lime and Honey from Feasting At Home
This recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and tart thanks to the kiwi and lime juice. Avocado gives it some creamy richness. This is definitely on my must try list!
Mint Kiwi Smoothie from Coconuts and Berries
A very refreshing smoothie recipe thanks to the fresh mint. Blended with kiwifruit, banana, coconut water, spinach and lemon or lime, this is the perfect frozen drink to enjoy on a hot summer day.
*PointsPlus® estimates calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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