Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Kiwi Strawberry Banana SmoothieOh man is that good! That’s exactly what ran through my head after a big gulp of this smoothie. Kiwi, strawberry, and banana are a match made in smoothie heaven.

This smoothie is perfect on a hot summer day, for dessert, for those picky kids, or as a healthy snack or meal. The incredible taste will have your taste buds jumping for joy while your body gets a healthy dose of nutrients. Before I get to the actual recipe, let’s take a quick look at the health benefits attributed to kiwis, strawberries, and bananas.

The high amount vitamin C present in kiwis offers much in the way of antioxidant protection. Kiwis are also a good source of dietary fiber and potassium and contain trace amounts of other minerals and vitamins.

Like kiwis, strawberries are rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, and potassium, but also contain ample amounts of manganese, folate, iodine, magnesium, and vitamin K. These nutrients lead to the reduction inflammation, good eye health, cardiovascular protection, anti-cancer properties, and promote strong, healthy bones.

The good old banana contains many of the same nutrients as strawberries and kiwis. Bananas support a healthy digestive tract with proper elimination, good cardiovascular health, bone health, eye health, and help prevent cancer.

Each of these ingredients is great on its own, but combined makes for one healthy smoothie. I made this smoothie after being out in the sun for a couple of hours. It cooled me right off. Try using frozen ingredients and/or ice for a “cooler” smoothie. Enjoy!

Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and halved
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 4-6 ice cubes

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1 cup spinach or kale (go green)

Show Time

Load the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for anywhere from 30-45 seconds – or until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 233
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Vitamin C: 265% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 40% RDA
  • Calcium: 6% RDA
  • Iron: 6% RDA

Please leave a comment below if you try this kiwi strawberry banana smoothie. Happy Blending!

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51 Responses to Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  1. Seantae #

    Smoothie was awesome! I added both yogurt and blueberries to it.. Pretty tasty!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Blueberries and yogurt, nice! Glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. Cheyenne #

    I’m on a big healthy living kick since I turned 18 & got out on my own. Thank you so much for this recipe, the spinach makes an amazing addition!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Cheyenne, nice to hear you’re on a health kick and that you enjoyed this smoothie. To your good health!

  3. LaToya #

    This was an amazing smoothie without all the calories. I used a frozen banana and added a half scoop of vanilla protein powder. Thanks

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Latoya, I like the words “amazing” and “smoothie” in the same sentence :)

  4. Meha #

    I have a strange mind block when it comes to eating fruits and I have to force myself to down some. A smoothie or a milkshake is a good workaround to my problem. I tried your recipe with a fresh banana, a kiwi, some frozen strawberries, a few leaves of baby spinach, a dash of milk, a hint of vanilla sugar and some ice cubes. The result was a BIG glass of tasty smoothie. I feel very content that I’ve had my share of fruits today :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Meha, I know what you mean. For years I only ate a few varieties of fruits and veggies – the textures were the main reason I couldn’t stomach them. Juicing and smoothies were my method of forcing them down, which ultimately changed my palate and led to enjoying a wide variety of produce. Glad you found a delicious way to get these healthy foods into your diet too. Cheers!

  5. kate #

    Just tried this it’s amazing!!! I added spinach and frozen blueberries. I also clean the banana peel and kiwi skin and I throw them in there too. Extra benefits!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Way to take this smoothie to the next level, Kate! I typically use the entire kiwi, but banana peel, that’s new to me. Going to have to give it a try. Cheers!

    • Heid #

      Make sure to use organic esp. if you are going to use the peel, as bananas and other tropical fruits are frequently sprayed with fungicide and other pesticides. Don’t want that toxicity in your system!

  6. Sue #

    We are out in the us on vacation at the moment and with these ingredients in plentiful supply, I just made this smoothie for myself, husband and our children with their breakfast this morning.
    I’m tempted to add spinach but worry that the children might not like the taste. How does spinach change the taste?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sue,

      Spinach won’t affect the taste much. Maybe try just a 1/2 cup of baby spinach at first. Odds are nobody will notice a difference.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  7. Joseph #

    Do you have the nutrition facts for this smoothie?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I don’t, Joseph. I might add that info to my recipes in the future.

  8. Made the smoothie with Almond Milk instead of water and no ice cubes and added strawberry carnation instant breakfast. Thanks! My daughter and I loved our PINK SMOOTHIES!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Pink smoothies, I love it!

  9. Julie #

    Thanks for posting this absolutely yummy smoothie recipe online! I added some Greek yogurt and it was awesome!!! :D

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Julie, awesome to hear you enjoyed this smoothie recipe, adding Greek yogurt was a nice touch. Cheers, Ryan.

  10. James #

    Hello,

    The Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe is a perfect drink, I only started to do this a few days ago, and now I have the whole family enjoying the smoothie. :)

    Thank you again

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi James,

      Your comment is music to my ears. Getting the whole family involved is fantastic!

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  11. Niko #

    I just made this with the 1/4 cup yogurt (plain Nancy’s brand), and I reduced the water to 1/2 cup. Turned out PERFECT. My new favorite combo, for sure. I can’t wait to try it with greens and/or blueberries. Thank you!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Niko,

      A PERFECT smoothie is a great thing :) Glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe and are experimenting with variations.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  12. Amanda #

    I did half cup water, half cup unsweetened coconut/almond milk. I also added the spinach. It has a wonderful tropical taste!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Awesome, Amanda! Thanks for sharing your delicious sounding version of this smoothie.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  13. Nicki #

    When I made it 1 cup of water made it too watery. Try 1/4 or replace with vanilla yogurt.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Nicki,

      This smoothie can turn out a little runny if you don’t use ice or cut down on the water, as you found out :) Yogurt helps thicken it up too.

      Ryan

  14. My husband surprised me with the new Vitamix 7500 yesterday for my birthday. This was my first experiment with my new machine. It was delicious. I left out the water and used 1/4 cup of almond milk and a few cubes of ice. I also added the spinach and 1 tbls of flax seeds.

    It was absolutely delicious!

    Thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Cherish,

      Happy Birthday! Your husband is a good man :)

      Great to hear your first smoothie was a success. Here’s to many more delicious and nutritious smoothies!

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  15. Skylar #

    I added Apple juice yogurt blueberries and spinach leaves! So yummy!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice work on the add-ons, Skylar!

    • Lisa #

      Do you use water ice and the yogurt or do you omit one

      • Ryan Carmody #

        You can use all three. Although you might only use water or yogurt if you like thicker smoothies.

  16. Suzanne Dickinson #

    I love fruit and live smoothies, I blend blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, kiwi and banana with coconut milk…. Yummy lovely xx

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Yummy and lovely indeed, Suzanne :)

  17. Kimberly #

    Has anyone tried almond milk with this?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I have and it’s just as tasty :)

  18. Laura T. #

    Hello,
    I tried this recipe and it has a great taste but It wasn’t pink. I put on some more strawberries and even a little piece of beet but still nothing. I don’t know if I put too much spinachs. Any suggestions.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Maybe your strawberries weren’t as red and juicy as the ones used for the picture. The taste is much more important than the color.

  19. Genelle #

    I tried this recipe and it turned out very liquidy. I double checked to make sure I did everything right… Here’s my recipe:
    1/2 cup water
    1 fresh kiwi
    1 fresh banana
    1 cup fresh strawberries
    1/2 cup kale
    1/2 cup spinach
    1 tsp coconut oil
    6 ice cubes
    I don’t understand why it turned out so watery. Maybe adjust the water levels in the recipe.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Genelle,

      The banana and ice cubes usually result in enough thickness. Like you suggested, try using less water next time.

      Regards,
      Ryan

  20. Nicole #

    I substituted 1/2 an avocado for the oil (didn’t change the flavor at all, if anyone is wondering, and thickened it up) and added slivered almonds and chia seeds. Frozen fruit made it thicker too. Pretty sure I inhaled this in less than 5 minutes.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Nice work, Nicole. I sometimes add cayenne pepper to prevent instant smoothie inhalation so that I can actually enjoy and taste it :)

  21. ron #

    I’ve read that consuming the drink more slowly is beneficial to getting the absorbtion of nutrients.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Yes, that is correct, Ron. The slower you drink the more you activate enzymes that breakdown your food.

      • Sky #

        If I replaced the milk with water how much milk will I need

        • Ryan Carmody #

          1 cup of water will suffice, Sky.

  22. Emily #

    Do I have to add the coconut oil?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You don’t have to do anything you don’t want, Emily :) The coconut oil provides some healthy fats, but you can omit or substitute with a little ghee.

  23. I’ve made this smoothie a few times now, and it never fails to impress me! I love it so much! Sometimes I replace the water with orange juice and it tastes super good!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Fantastic, Colleen! Nothing like finding a recipe that continues to tickle your taste buds :)

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