There's nothing like a delicious and refreshing smoothie to help you cool down on a hot day. This kiwi strawberry banana smoothie is the perfect drink for summer. It's packed full of flavor and will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. It can also be a great healthy drink if you have a cold. Plus, it's super easy to make! You only need a few simple ingredients and a blender. You'll love it!
Strawberries are a great source of low-calorie antioxidants, vitamin c, fiber, and healthy nutrients. Kiwis are also high in fiber and have many great health benefits; combine them with spinach for a smoothie fiber bomb!
A kiwi strawberry smoothie can also help to fight a cold due to its high concentration of Vitamin C, and it is a very easy way to pack other cold-fighting nutrients like Vitamin D and Zinc if you have a sweet tooth.
When it comes to our beautiful green friends, we always liked kiwifruit, but some time ago, I had to deal with lots of anxiety related to our big change! Starting this food blog and leaving my comfort zone... the secure paycheck... every single month.
As a result, I was dealing with insomnia and read that kiwi juice was a great way to overcome sleeping disorders. Since then, I have started experimenting with kiwi fruit in many ways, and this kiwi smoothie was one of them!
On the other hand, strawberries make great smoothies, as they are sweet, red, and tasty! We love our strawberry and pineapple smoothie, pineapple coconut smoothie, banana strawberry apple smoothie, strawberry and chocolate smoothie; lately, we even experimented with making a strawberry smoothie with peanut butter, which was a hit!
When we have leftover strawberries, we juice them and either drink fresh strawberry juice or freeze them in ice cube trays to make smoothies.
The ingredients that make this smoothie SO good are:
- Fresh Kiwis: Adds a tangy, tropical kick to the smoothie while delivering a hefty dose of vitamin C to boost your immune system.
- Frozen Ripe Banana: Provides natural sweetness and creaminess, negating the need for added sugar while supplying potassium for muscle health.
- Frozen Strawberries: Brings in natural sweetness and a vibrant red hue, along with a good dose of antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Almond Milk (or other plant milk): Offers a light, dairy-free base that's easy on the tummy, with options to switch it up for added flavor or nutritional benefits.
- Plant-Based Plain Yogurt: Amplifies the creaminess and adds probiotics for gut health, all without the dairy.
- Lemon Juice: Elevates other flavors and helps create a vegan buttermilk effect when mixed with plant milk, giving the smoothie a subtly rich tang.
See quantities and complete instructions in the recipe card.
Making this strawberry kiwi smoothie recipe is an easy peasy job!
The night before
Ideally, freeze the fresh strawberries and sliced fresh ripe bananas overnight. If not, simply plan to add some ice cubes to your smoothie.
Frozen ingredients help make your smoothie creamier without adding any unhealthy fats, which are the regular creamy components of an unhealthy kiwi smoothie.
Place the fresh kiwi, frozen strawberries, half of a frozen banana, almond milk, yogurt, and lemon juice together in the blender jar.
Using the smoothie function of your blender, blend your ingredients for about 40 seconds or until it has the desired consistency.
When making a smoothie, it is a good idea to place the softer ingredients and liquids on the bottom of the blender, close to the blades, so that the blender doesn't get stuck.
Use the tamper, in case your blender has one, to help your blender "grab" all the ingredients well.
Tip: If your fruit is not frozen or they were not ripe, make sure you have handy some ice cubes, and your preferred healthy sweetener, such as agave syrup or maple syrup.
Garnish your banana strawberry kiwi smoothie with slices of fresh strawberries or kiwi fruit dice.
If you are not a fan of bananas or simply want to try something different but still keep the banana's creamy texture, go for fresh peaches. They are one of the best substitutions as they are both sweet and have a creamy texture.
Remember to core them before adding them to your blender, as they can easily break. Their seeds are really hard; I wonder why they are called stone fruits!
Strawberry banana smoothie protein
Adding protein powder to this banana strawberry kiwi smoothie recipe is an easy way to make any healthy drink a workout partner. It is a great idea to have some extra protein intake 30 minutes before working out or 90 minutes after working out.
Also, try out beet juice before working out to increase your endurance and stamina.
Add oatmeal extra insoluble fiber to raise your smoothie health game. This is great for improving your gut health.
If adding rolled oats or old-fashioned oats, grind them dry in the blender, so it becomes oats flour and doesn't affect the texture of your smooth and creamy drink.
You can add tropical fruit like fresh or frozen pineapple to your smoothie. The acidity elevates strawberry flavor and adds natural sweetness to your kiwi smoothie.
Read on: Drinks to boost the immune system »
Feel free to add some walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds to your healthy strawberry kiwi smoothie, to add some serious Omega 3 and Omega 6 healthy fatty acids to your breakfast fix.
This easy recipe can be made with any kind of milk. I love having our plant milk the fresh way! So we make our own dairy-free milk at home. We find that almond milk and coconut milk, are the ones that accentuate the most strawberries, so that's why we chose almond milk for this strawberry kiwi smoothie.
If you want to avoid using added sugar, always choose ripe fruit; you can always add a tablespoon of maple syrup, agave syrup, stevia, or monk fruit sweetener.
Remember that, except for stevia leaves, they will add calories to your smoothie.
Fruit smoothies are best when freshly made, but also make a great healthy snack on the go. If there are leftovers, they can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for an additional day or two.
You can blend this strawberry kiwi smoothie using a nutribullet (affiliate link), an immersion blender (affiliate link), or a high-speed blender (affiliate link). They all work, but we find it particularly helpful for smoothies, using a powerful blender as it crushes ice in seconds, achieving a perfect consistency.
🥤 More smoothie recipes
If you want a smoothie that will keep you full for hours and packs lots of protein, we recommend you try out our post-workout smoothie or a Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe , our Spinach Blueberry Banana Smoothie, and blackberry strawberry banana smoothie.
Also, our latest creation is this delicious strawberry banana mango smoothie, made with almond milk, and you will love it!
If you try this strawberry yogurt banana smoothie recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don't forget to tag a photo #ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!
Strawberry Kiwi Banana Smoothie
- 2 kiwis medium-sized, peeled
- 5 strawberries frozen
- ½ banana ripe, better if frozen
- ½ cup plant milk unsweetened, almond milk or coconut milk
- ¼ cup plant-based plain yogurt or coconut or vanilla flavored yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice to bring up strawberries flavor
- Measure your ingredients and cut and peel the fruit.
- Blend. Place the peeled kiwi, strawberries, banana, plant-based yogurt, lemon juice, and blend in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 40 seconds, or use your smoothie option in your blender.
- Adjust. Add a dab of water to blend nicely and ice cubes to thicken it up.
- Serve immediately.
- Store. Smoothie leftovers will keep in a covered mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day, though best when fresh.
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