This 5-minute tropical Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie is a perfect breakfast for your busy summer mornings. It is healthy, quick, and creamy, and great to build body immunity.
A smoothie breakfast is perfect for hot summer days and therefore I am sharing a few more smoothie recipes that will freshen you up – Beet Smoothie, Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie, Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie, Apple Smoothie, Mango Kale Smoothie, and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie.
About This Recipe
Made using fresh or frozen strawberries, kiwi, and bananas, this strawberry kiwi smoothie is a great way to start the day.
The sweet and sour taste from kiwi and strawberries and the creamy texture of banana make this strawberry banana kiwi smoothie really delicious. To add to the taste, we will also put in a little milk, chia seeds, and honey.
Strawberry and kiwi smoothie is great to serve for breakfast and it also makes for a great evening snack or even a post-dinner healthy dessert. Add in some protein powder to enjoy this smoothie as a pre or post-workout drink.
It is also my favorite drink to enjoy while I do road trips for my work, and literally have no time to eat in the mornings. Just grab a jar and have it on the go.
It’s more of a dump-and-go recipe, that hardly takes 5 minutes of your time to get ready. Just make sure to freeze the fruits in advance for a creamy texture.
This Strawberry and Banana Kiwi Smoothie is,
- Sweet + Sour
- Quick + Easy
- Perfect breakfast for busy days
Strawberries – While selecting strawberries, check that they are fresh, red, and juicy, without and soft patch or black marks. Freeze them overnight to use in the recipe.
In case strawberries are not in season, buy frozen strawberries or check out my post on how to freeze strawberries to freeze them when they are in season and use them year-round.
Kiwi – Kiwi adds to the sweet and sour taste of strawberries. Peel, slice, and freeze them for a creamy texture.
Banana – Add in sliced and frozen banana to give that perfect creamy texture along with some sweetness.
Milk – To adjust the consistency of the smoothie, we will add in a little milk, which will also make it creamier. You can even add yogurt instead if you like to make yourself a thick smoothie.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and rich in protein and fiber. It can do wonders for your skin and hair.
Honey – To add some sweetness, add in the honey. You can avoid adding it too if you think the smoothie has enough sweetness from the fruits themselves.
You can also add 1 tablespoon of protein powder to this smoothie if you are making it for your pre or post-workout meal.
Health Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which gives your immunity a boost. Rich in vitamin C also means it is great for your skin and hair. A big yay!
The antioxidant properties in strawberries are said to be very good for your eyes too. So for good eye health, add a daily dose of strawberries to your diet.
As vitamin C helps in eradicating the signs of cancer, strawberries are great for that too. It maintains a healthy immune system and keeps the disease at a bay.
It is also great for lowering down your cholesterol and can reduce inflammation in your body. Also, it is rich in fiber too.
It is great if you are on a weight loss journey, as they are low in fat and sugar.
Health Benefits of Kiwi
Just like strawberries, kiwi is also rich in vitamin C, so it does all the wonders which strawberries can do to your body.
Apart from that it aids digestion, treats asthma and manages blood pressure.
It is said to reduce the blood clotting in the body.
This tart fruit is also a great immunity booster just like strawberries.
How to make Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie?
Start by preparing the fruits. Wash the strawberries and chop off the top leafy part. Chop the strawberries and freeze them for 3-4 hours.
Peel the banana and cut into slices. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
Peel the kiwi and cut into pieces. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits and want to make the smoothie immediately, add a few ice cubes to the blender along with the fruits.
Add all the ingredients that are 2 kiwis, 10-12 strawberries, 1 large banana, ½ cup milk, 1 tsp chia seeds, and 2 tsp honey to a high-speed blender.
Note – Thaw the frozen fruits for 5 minutes if they are very hard to ease the blending process.
Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add some more milk and blend again.
Pour the smoothie into serving glasses. Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, edible flowers, and mint leaves, and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make it vegan, you can use non-dairy milk options such as almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk instead of regular milk. Other ingredients used in the recipe are vegan-friendly.
You can also replace milk with orange juice or coconut water.
Yes, you can always experiment with other fruits. You can add in other berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, etc. You can also add greens like kale or baby spinach.
To make 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.
I would suggest you make strawberry kiwi smoothie fresh, as it hardly takes 5 minutes to get it ready. You can prep for it the night before when you can freeze the fruits. Then, in the morning just dump everything in the blender and there you have, your smoothie ready.
In case you have leftovers, store them in a glass container in the fridge and finish them within a day. Just shake it properly, before consuming it again.
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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Recipe
- High Speed Blender
- 2 kiwi (peeled, chopped and frozen)
- 10-12 strawberries (chopped and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced and frozen)
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Start by preparing the fruits. Wash the strawberries and chop off the top leafy part. Chop the strawberries and freeze them for 3-4 hours.
- Peel the banana and cut into slices. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
- Peel the kiwi and cut into pieces. Freeze for 3-4 hours.
- If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits and want to make the smoothie immediately, add a few ice cubes to the blender along with the fruits.
- Add all the ingredients that are 2 kiwis, 10-12 strawberries, 1 large banana, ½ cup milk, 1 tsp chia seeds, and 2 tsp honey to a high-speed blender.
- Note – Thaw the frozen fruits for 5 minutes if they are very hard to ease the blending process.
- Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add some more milk and blend again.
- Pour the smoothie into serving glasses. Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, edible flowers, and mint leaves, and serve immediately.