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Kiwi Kale Green Smoothie

This kiwi kale green smoothie is one of the most delicious and nutritious refreshments you can enjoy. It hydrates and provides quite a few vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health, all packed into each smoothie.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

2 glasses of kiwi kale green smoothie with straws

In addition to this yummy green smoothie, we enjoy a variety of other blends—usually mid-afternoon. Not only do all of the smoothies I make taste good, but they also give you a boost of energy.

I always feel good at the end of the day when I know I’ve had the recommended number of fruit and vegetable servings. Having so many different varieties of blends gives us lots of choices.

Another one we like is this creamy banana berry smoothie. You can use either fresh or frozen berries.

When you need a morning boost, try this amazingly tasty frozen coffee smoothie. It has way more than just coffee to help you get through a busy morning.

Kiwi Kale Green Smoothie Ingredients

You’ll find a printable recipe card with the ingredients, measurements, and directions at the bottom of this post.

There are a couple of ingredients you need for this to be a kiwi kale smoothie: obviously kiwi and kale. However, if you don’t have kale, you can use any greens you happen to have on hand.

Here are the ingredients I put in these smoothies:

  • 2 medium-size kiwis
  • A banana
  • 1 cup of fresh kale (or 3/4 cup of frozen kale)
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • A cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (adjust amount to suit your taste)
apple juice, kiwis, ice, banana, honey, and kale

I’ve used spinach when I didn’t have kale. Although it tastes slightly different, it’s still good.

If you want to use a liquid other than apple juice, try coconut water. It has a slightly sweet flavor, and it’s an excellent way to hydrate.

For a thicker, more frozen smoothie, add more ice. Or if you want it thinner, replace some of the ice with water.

We like to use 2 tablespoons of honey because it’s just the right amount of sweetness for us. However, you can add more or less if you want.

How to Make a Kiwi Kale Green Smoothie

I always recommend getting everything ready to mix before you get started. That way, you don’t have to stop in the middle of making your smoothie to hunt for something.

Sometimes I use my NutriBullet, but this time I used my regular blender. It’s larger, and my husband and I both wanted full-size smoothies.

First, combine all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend until the kale and kiwi are disintegrated.

all of the green smoothie ingredients in a blender

It’s okay if you still have tiny bits of kale floating around. In fact, it adds even more visual interest.

blended green smoothie in the blender

Secondly, add the ice and blend again until all of the ice is crushed and mixed into the smoothie. 

ice added to the smoothie

Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and enjoy.

If you want, you can add a dash of cinnamon to the top.

2 glasses of green smoothie with straws

What are the Benefits of Kiwi?

According to Healthline, kiwi fruit is extremely good for you. Here are some of the healthy benefits:

  • It has quite a bit of fiber, so it helps with digestion.
  • Kiwi contains a proteolytic enzyme which helps break down protein.
  • Since it is loaded with vitamin C, it supports your immune system.
  • Kiwi has bioactive elements that help manage and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

There are many more health benefits of eating kiwi—way too many to list here. What I like most is the fact that it is absolutely delicious.

Is Kale Good for You?

Kale contains quite a few nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber that help keep you healthy. 

It’s also a versatile vegetable. You can add it to smoothies, salads, or cooked side dishes.

2 green smoothies in front of a blender filled with green smoothie

More Favorite Recipes

We like to eat a variety of foods, so I’m always on the lookout for recipes that I can tweak to suit our family. One of our favorites is this super easy and delicious Crock Pot lasagna.

Another recipe we enjoy is this crispy air fryer chicken. I typically use thighs because they’re so flavorful, but you can use any cut you like.

We also enjoy this slow cooker marmalade pork tenderloin. The blend of flavors you create with marmalade and a variety of spices will have you going back for seconds … or thirds.

If you have fond memories of elementary school cafeteria food, you’ll enjoy the deliciousness of this skillet sloppy joes pasta. Trust me when I say it will quickly become one of your family’s favorite meals.

My friend Julie makes this amazing buttermilk cornbread that you will absolutely love! She is an amazing cook who puts all kinds of delicious recipes on her Back to My Southern Roots blog.

This slow cooker lemon pepper chicken is another easy dish that you’ll want to make often. You can serve it with a variety of side dishes.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday, Meal Plan Monday, and Weekend Potluck.

2 green smoothies in glasses

Kiwi Kale Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Delicious flavor and nutrition go hand-in-hand with these green smoothies!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size kiwis, peeled
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 cup of fresh kale (or 3/4 cup of frozen kale)
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (adjust amount to suit your taste)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until the kale and kiwi are disintegrated.
  2. Add the ice and blend again until all of the ice is crushed and integrated into the smoothie.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.

Notes

If you don’t have kale, you can use spinach.

Instead of apple juice, you can use coconut water.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 234Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 25mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 5gSugar 43gProtein 3g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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