Loaded with vitamins and fiber, this 5-minute tropical Strawberry Banana Kiwi Smoothie is a perfect breakfast for your busy summer mornings. It is healthy, quick, creamy, and great for building body immunity (vegetarian, gluten-free).
About Strawberry Banana Kiwi Smoothie
Made using fresh or frozen juicy sweet strawberries, tart kiwi, and ripe banana, this Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie is a great way to start the day.
The sweet and sour taste of kiwi and strawberries and the creamy texture of the banana make this strawberry banana kiwi smoothie really delicious.
This smoothie is excellent for breakfast on busy mornings and makes for a great evening snack or a post-dinner healthy dessert.
Add protein powder to enjoy a strawberry kiwi smoothie as a pre-or post-workout drink.
This healthy kiwi smoothie is more of a dump-and-go recipe that takes barely 5 minutes to make. Just be sure to freeze the fruits in advance for a creamy texture.
This strawberry kiwi smoothie recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free and can be easily doubled or tripled.
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Health Benefits Of Strawberries
Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, folate, and potassium. One cup of strawberries provides about 150% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that helps protect the body against damage from free radicals.
Strawberries are also rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation. Antioxidants are important for maintaining good health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Strawberries contain flavonoids that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. They can also help lower blood pressure and improve the function of the lining of blood vessels.
They contain anthocyanins, natural anti-inflammatory compounds that help reduce inflammation. This can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
The vitamin C and other antioxidants in strawberries can help boost the immune system, which can help reduce the risk of infections and other illnesses.
Strawberries are high in dietary fiber, which can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation.
Health Benefits Of Kiwi
Like strawberries, kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system, promote healthy skin, and protect against damage from free radicals.
It also has high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect the body against chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Kiwi contains an enzyme called actinidin, which can help break down proteins in the digestive system and improve digestion.
It is also high in dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and preventing constipation.
Kiwi is rich in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
It contains compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate symptoms of conditions such as arthritis.
Kiwi contains a compound called serotonin, which has been shown to improve sleep quality and duration.
Kiwi is a good source of vitamin E, essential for maintaining healthy skin and reducing the risk of skin damage from UV radiation.
Ingredients, Substitutes & Variations
Strawberries – When selecting strawberries, check to see that they are fresh, red, and juicy, without soft patches or black marks. Freeze them overnight to use in the recipe.
If strawberries are not in season, buy frozen strawberries, or check out my post on How to Freeze Strawberries when they are in season so you can use them year-round.
Kiwi – Kiwi adds to the sweet and sour taste of strawberries. Peel, slice, and freeze them for a creamy texture of the smoothie.
Banana – Add sliced and frozen bananas to create that perfect creamy texture, along with some added sweetness.
Milk – To thin the smoothie, add some milk. You can replace milk with Greek yogurt too.
To make the smoothie vegan, replace dairy milk with plant-based milk (non-dairy milk) like oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
You can also replace the milk with coconut water, apple juice, or orange juice.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, protein, and fiber. They can do wonders for your skin and hair.
Honey – To boost sweetness further, add honey. Skip honey if you think the smoothie has enough sweetness from the fruits.
You can replace it with maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan smoothie.
You can add 1 tablespoon of protein powder or whey protein to the Kiwi strawberry smoothie if you are making it for your pre-or post-workout meal.
Add nuts and seeds like hemp seeds, flax seeds, cashew nuts, etc. Greens like spinach or kale also work well in this recipe.
You can add other berries, such as raspberries and blueberries, or fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, etc.
You can also add peanut butter, almond butter, rolled oats, instant oats, etc to this recipe.
How To Make Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
Start by preparing the fruits. Wash 10-12 strawberries and chop off the top leafy part. Slice the strawberries and freeze them for 3-4 hours.
Peel 1 large banana and cut it into slices. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
Peel 2 kiwis and cut them into slices. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
Note – If you have forgotten to freeze the fruit and want to make the smoothie immediately, add a few ice cubes to the blender along with the fruit.
Make The Smoothie
- 2 frozen kiwis
- 10-12 frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoon honey
to a high speed blender jar or a food processor.
Note: Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
Blend until smooth.
You might have to push down the ingredients using a large spoon a few times while blending.
Add some milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for the sweetener and add more if required.
Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses.
Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, edible flowers, and mint leaves, and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
To prepare a smoothie bowl, make the smoothie a bit thick. You can add yogurt instead of milk in this version to keep the consistency nice and thick. Then, top the smoothie with your favorite toppings, such as chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, granola, almond/peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, edible flowers, etc.
Slice the fruits and arrange them on a large baking tray in a single layer. Freeze for 3-4 hours. Now gather and transfer in a zip lock bag. Freeze and use as desired.
I suggest you make kiwi strawberry banana smoothie fresh, as it takes barely 5 minutes to prepare it.
You can prep for it the night before by freezing the fruit. Then, dump everything in the blender in the morning, and your smoothie will soon be ready.
If you have leftovers, store them in a glass container in the fridge, but finish them within a day. Shake well before serving.
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Healthy Strawberry Banana Kiwi Smoothie Recipe
- High Speed Blender
- 2 kiwi fruits (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- 10-12 strawberries (hulled, sliced, and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- ½ cup milk (whole, skim, or plant-based)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons honey (use maple syrup or agave nectar for vegan)
- Add the kiwis, strawberries, banana, milk, chia seeds, and honey to a high-speed blender.
- Note: Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
- Blend until smooth.
- You might have to push down the ingredients using a large spoon a few times while blending.
- Add some milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking. Check for the sweetener and add more if required.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses.
- Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, edible flowers, and mint leaves, and serve immediately.