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Kiwi & Spinach Smoothie


Kiwi Spinach Smoothie

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So a green smoothie.  Never in a million years did I think I would be posting about one.  I saw them on other blogs, and other recipe sites, and thought not a chance!  They all said you couldn’t taste the spinach, but I didn’t believe it.  Well, as the ultimate skeptic, I am here to tell you that you can’t taste the spinach!

Kiwi Spinach Smoothie

This particular smoothie uses kiwi and bananas for the fruit.  You have to trust me when I say this tastes exactly like a kiwi.  You can’t even taste the banana in there, it is 100% kiwi.  A friend shared a recipe for a kiwi and spinach smoothie from her Ninja blender book.  I put my own twist on it, to see if I could make it a little healthier, and here is what I came up with.

Kiwi Spinach Smoothie

I have to tell you, that my 7 year old can not stand spinach, or any vegetable really.  But he actually begs me to put spinach in his smoothies.  I will be sharing his all time favorite one next week.  It is a great way to get more fruits and veggies into you and your kids!  Someone gave me the idea of putting the smoothie in a fun colored cup, and then your kids won’t even know it is green.

Kiwi & Spinach Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
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A healthy green smoothie for breakfast. I PROMISE you will never know there is spinach in there!
Ingredients
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and halved
  • ½ banana, peeled
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt (any kind is fine)
  • 2 Tbls ground flax seed (optional)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 10-12 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth
Notes
Greek Yogurt will give you more protein than regular yogurt

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Sounds awesome!

  2. Just made one for breakfast! Surprised to find that my yogurt was gone, substituted with cottage cheese! Love spinach smoothies!

  3. Love the color of your smoothie-has to be very healthy!

  4. I really need to make a green smoothie!

  5. I’ve never tried kiwi in my smoothies before but bananas and spinach are a must. Will have to try this–thanks for the idea, Erin. :)

  6. Oooh, I haven’t had a kiwi in ages but now you totally have me craving one. Running to add them to my shopping list for the weekend :)

  7. Hi Erin! I’m new to this site, and absolutely love it! This recipe sounds like a healthy way to start a day. We both love kale!

  8. I don’t use kiwi very often in my smoothies, I need to change that!

  9. What a great smoothie idea! I love kiwi but have never thought to put it in a smoothie.

  10. I love different smoothie flavors! Especially when they are masked in green.

  11. Kiwi and spinach might just be the only combination ever that my kids would buy! I’m certainly game to try it though.

  12. Love this smoothie! I sneak spinach into my kids smoothies too and they love them. I can’t wait to try this one.

  13. I love it! I just bought some kiwi yesterday. This looks and sounds so good!

  14. Yum…I love kiwi fruit in a smoothie. I have a kiwi everyday because I read somewhere that there is more vitamin C in kiwi than an orange :)

  15. Delish! You are making me thirsty. What a perfect combination…..Yum!

  16. I have also never tried a green smoothie but I’ve really been wanting to! I know I need to add more green veges into my diet so I’m going to give this one a try. I’ll report back!

  17. I have a hard time with a lot of green smoothies because I can’t cover up the spinach taste enough, but I haven’t tried one with kiwi yet. I will give it a try sometime!

  18. I eat one of these almost everyday. I heard that the banana takes the spinach taste away. Whatever else you put in it is what you taste.

  19. Such a pretty green color! Even though I’m not a fan of these juices myself, I’m tempted to try it!

  20. I seriously love green smoothies!

  21. I am a green smoothie lover! You can’t have a bad day if you start it off with one of these guys!

  22. I never thought I’d like green smoothies until my first one a few months back, and I was shocked at how much I liked it. So surprisingly delicious! And yours looks awesome – love the addition of kiwi!

  23. First green smoothie ever. I thought this would be a chore to drink, but it’s delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  24. Hello!

    I am looking forward to making this soon! I do live in the dorms currently, if I make a double batch and save the extra in my fridge will it still be good?

    • I think it should be fine, you might want to use a cup with a lid so you can shake it. Let me know how it goes!

      • It only works if I plan to drink it the next day but I’m going to stick to just making it one serving at a time because like me I always forget I have it there!
        Question: It seemed like a lot of kiwi but maybe that’s just because I did make a double batch, but it seemed all I could taste was seeds galore. Is there a way to fix that or did I just not blend it long enough?
        Thank you!

        • I don’t have the problem with seeds. A single batch is 2 kiwis, so maybe it was the doubling? Or maybe you really just need to process more. I am trying to think if there is a way to take the seeds out of a kiwi, but I can’t think of anything. Let me know how a single batch works.

  25. Made this for breakfast minus the apple juice( didn’t have, used water instead) and used kale instead of spinach (had the kale). It was soooo good.

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