Last updated on November 16th, 2022 at 04:35 pm
Get your greens in with this refreshing apple kiwi green smoothie recipe! You can make a batch of this simple green smoothie in the morning for a quick low-calorie breakfast, but you can also have it as a super healthy snack in the afternoon! Simply store the green kiwi smoothie in a closed jar or bottle in a cold place and enjoy it whenever you need a quick boost of energy!
Made with spinach, banana, apples and kiwi this healthy smoothie is simple, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a great drink that you can start your day with.
Do We Need Green Smoothie Recipes?
Quite honestly, I’ve never understood the need for healthy smoothie recipes. I always thought you just throw together anything that’s healthy, whatever you have in the fridge into a blender and hope for the best. As the Germans say: “Augen zu und durch” (translates to “Closed eyes and through”).
After all, the main reason to drink a green smoothie every day is that it’s healthy for you. Not because it tastes like chocolate. When it comes to green smoothie, my motto has always been: “Whatever it tastes like, it’d be worth the sacrifice”.
So I decided to start preparing (and writing down) more smoothie recipes that actually make sense. Like I’ll combine things that actually go well together and not just random foods I find in the garden or the grocery store. Not just veggies that are going bad tomorrow and need to be used right now.
This way I might actually be able to have 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day and become extremely happy, smart and pretty. And those healthy green smoothies might even come out tasting great. Like this simple green smoothie with kiwi and apples.
How To Make A Healthy Green Smoothie For Beginners
If you’re new to green smoothies and want to start drinking one every day, here’s what you need to do:
- Pick your greens. If you’re new to this, start with spinach. Spinach is super healthy and has the mildest flavor out of all the greens available in stores. Once you get used to it, you can start adding in a little bit of kale, carrot greens, radish greens or even broccoli.
- Use sweet frozen fruit. I rotate between frozen bananas, mangos or sweet pineapples when it comes to preparing the smoothies. Sweet frozen fruit will make the green smoothie cooler, tastier, thicker and (well) smoother!
- Add water, dairy-free milk or even juice. You need these to help the smoothie to blend. You can adjust the thickness of your smoothie by adding more or less liquid.
- Optionally, you can add more tangy fruit like kiwis, berries, apples, lemons, or orange juice.
Now that you’ve got everything into a blender, blend for a few minutes until smooth. Enjoy right then and there or store in an airtight container.
As for ingredients I rarely use things like dried “superfoods” or fancy powders. Just simple, real foods, that don’t (yet) have PR agents. Mostly fresh, but during winter I do find it better to use some fruits and veggies frozen (like spinach, kale or berries).
You’ll Love This Apple Kiwi Green Smoothie
This apple kiwi green smoothie is actually super delicious. In a very refreshing way! It’s very basic, easy to make, it’s sweet, fresh and did I say hydrating?
I don’t know why, but I need to say that this green kiwi smoothie is hydrating. It’s what I notice the most about green smoothies – I feel more hydrated, energized and basically like a brand-new person.
What Goes Into The Green Apple Kiwi Smoothie
Spinach. I always use whatever is available, but if you can – use organic spinach here.
Apples. Whatever you have at home is fine, but I like using a sweet apple variety like honeycrisp or golden delicious.
Kiwi. Again, whichever type of kiwi you love will work, I like gold kiwis.
Banana. I find a small banana is enough sweetness here, some might even find 1/2 a banana is enough. If you have frozen – that’s what we prefer for the recipe.
Water or dairy-free milk. I usually just use water in my smoothies or add a few soaked cashews and water to change the color. But, again – make it work with whatever you have!
Should You Drink Green Smoothies Immediately After Blending?
A few years ago, I thought there are three rules when it comes to a making a healthy green smoothie:
- Make it less sweet (or not at all),
- Put as many healthy things inside as I can, even if I’ve never heard of them
- Drink that smoothie the second I made it. Because if I don’t drink the smoothie within seconds after I made it, the antioxidants inside and probably my soul, would die.
After some serious thinking time, today I know, that’s not the point. The point is to actually make the green smoothie, drink it, enjoy it and repeat the entire thing the next day. Whether or not I drink it 4 hours after I made it, doesn’t really matter that much. The important thing is to drink it. A green smoothie is always a healthy smoothie. And it will always be better than a chocolate bar from the snack box at work.
This kiwi and apple green smoothie has just a few ingredients, but all the health benefits you could imagine. Fiber, vitamin C, provitamin A, Iron, Magnesium – you’ll find them all in this amazing health coctail.
And they’re all here to make you feel good, give you some anti-inflammatory power and an antioxidant boost to keep you healthy and strong.
I know you already feel amazing just by looking at this smoothie, but it’s important also to make it. The antioxidants have many superpowers, but they can’t get through the screen into your body.
If you don’t know why we need eight servings of fruits and vegetables – read here.
This apple kiwi green smoothie will hydrate you, make you feel alive with every fiber of your being and might even make you happier today. Even if it’s super cold and you just want to wrap yourself in a blanket and drink a hot chocolate – just drink one smoothie before that, okay?
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes:
- 1 apple
- 1 gold kiwi
- 1 frozen banana (small-medium)
- 2/3 - 1 cup fresh spinach
- Chop apples and peel if not organic. Peel the kiwi and wash the spinach.
- Place everything into a blender and add water or dairy-free milk to cover halfway.
- Blend and adjust thickness to your liking by adding more water or if you want to make it thicker - add some more banana.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 12gSugar: 40gProtein: 6g
This recipe was first published in January 2017 and last updated in November 2022.