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 (gluten free).
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.
This 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 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.
Health Benefits Of Strawberries
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which gives our immunity a boost. Rich in vitamin C also means they are great for the skin and the hair.
The antioxidant properties in strawberries are said to be very good for the eyes too.
As vitamin C helps in fighting off cancer, according to studies, strawberries are great for that too. They help people maintain a healthy immune system to keep the disease at a bay.
Strawberries are also great for lowering cholesterol and can reduce inflammation in the body.
What’s more, they are great if you are on a weight loss journey, as they are low in fat and sugar and high in fiber.
Health Benefits Of Kiwi
Just like strawberries, kiwifruit is rich in vitamin C, so it does all the wonders that strawberries offer for your body.
Apart from that, kiwi aids digestion, treats asthma, and manages blood pressure.
They are even said to reduce blood clotting.
This tart fruit is a great immunity booster just like strawberries.
Ingredients, Substitutes & Variations
Strawberries – When selecting strawberries, check to see that they are fresh, red, and juicy, and 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 banana 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 any plant-based milk like oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
You can also replace the milk with coconut water or orange juice.
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and rich in 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 themselves.
You can replace it with maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan smoothie.
You can also add 1 tablespoon of protein powder to this 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 in other berries such as raspberries and blueberries, or fruits like mango, papaya, pineapple, etc.
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
Add the kiwis, strawberries, banana, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 2 teaspoon honey to a high-speed blender.
Note: Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add more milk and blend again.
You might have to push down the ingredients using a large spoon a few times while blending.
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 would suggest you make Strawberry Kiwi Smoothies fresh, as it takes barely 5 minutes to get it ready.
You can prep for it the night before by freezing the fruit. Then in the morning, just dump everything in the blender and your smoothie will soon be ready.
If you have leftover, store it in a glass container in the fridge, but finish it within a day. Shake well before serving.
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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, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, and 2 teaspoon honey to a high-speed blender.
- Note: Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
- Blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add more milk and blend again.
- You might have to push down the ingredients using a large spoon a few times while blending.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses.
- Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, edible flowers, and mint leaves, and serve immediately.