Kiwi Smoothie – Eating Bird Food

This easy kiwi smoothie is packed with frozen banana, mango, kiwi, spinach, and coconut milk. It’s easy to make and the perfect refreshing smoothie for summer! Dairy Free + Vegan.

Another day, another smoothie! And for today’s smoothie recipe I’m sharing this kiwi smoothie.

When it comes to kiwi, many people enjoy it as a snack, scooping the pulp out of the skin with a spoon. That said, if you’ve never tried kiwi in a recipe, this is your cue! I love my kiwi chia pudding and kiwi quinoa fruit salad, but this smoothie might just be my new favorite way to enjoy kiwi.

And when combined with coconut milk and frozen mango, this smoothie has all the tropical vibes and makes me feel like I’m sitting on the beach when I drink it. Trust me, this smoothie will be your new favorite summer drink!

Two kiwi smoothies with straws, topped with kiwi slices.

Why you will love this smoothie

  • Packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Creamy, refreshing and the perfect summer drink.
  • Only 5 simple ingredients are needed!
  • Vegan, Dairy Free + Gluten Free.
Two kiwi smoothies with straws and kiwi slices on the side of the glass.

Kiwi Nutrition

Kiwi is a nutrient-dense superfruit that’s great for boosting pre-workout energy or recharging and recovering post-workout. Eating two kiwis gives you more vitamin C than an orange, more potassium than a banana, and more vitamins E and K than an avocado. Kiwi is also packed with calcium, fiber, and antioxidants and contains a natural enzyme called actinidin that aids in digestion, making it a great addition to any smoothie.

Measured ingredients to make a Kiwi Smoothie: frozen banana, coconut milk, spinach, frozen mango and kiwi.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • coconut milk – Adds a creamy texture and tropical flavor. Coconut milk makes the shake richer and creamier, but you can also use coconut water for a lighter consistency that still has a coconut flavor. If you don’t have coconut milk or water on hand, you can use your favorite dairy-free milk, such as almond milk or oat milk. You can also use filtered water or orange juice as the liquid base for this smoothie.
  • Kiwi – the star of this smoothie, the kiwi gives a refreshing sweet and sour taste to this smoothie. It also aids in digestion and provides a ton of nutrients. To tell if a kiwi is ripe, gently press the skin of the kiwi. If it gives in a bit, it’s ripe and ready to use. Avoid super hard kiwis, they will be hard and bitter!
  • frozen mango – adds extra sweetness and helps create a smooth, creamy texture. Frozen pineapple, papaya, or peaches would be a good substitute if you don’t have frozen mango on hand.
  • frozen banana – provides natural sweetness and creaminess to the shake, and also pairs beautifully with tropical flavors. If you’re not a fan of bananas, you can swap out the frozen banana for more frozen mango or another fruit like papaya, pineapple, or peaches.
  • spinach – This leafy green is packed with nutrients and is a great way to get some greens into your diet.
Side by side photos of a blender with the ingredients to make a kiwi smoothie before and after blending.

How to do

As with all of my smoothies, this kiwi smoothie recipe is super easy to make. Simply place all of your ingredients in a high speed blender like a Vitamix and blend until smooth.

Pour your smoothie into a glass and top with fresh kiwi slices or your choice of toppings. Enjoy!

Woman's hand pouring kiwi smoothie into glass.

flavor variations

  • Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie: Swap frozen mango for frozen strawberries for a strawberry kiwi smoothie.
  • Kiwi Banana Smoothie: Swap out the frozen mango for more frozen banana to make it a kiwi banana smoothie!
  • Kiwi Ginger Smoothie: Add a small freshly peeled ginger nut to the smoothie for an extra kick!
  • Kiwi Berry Smoothie: As with the strawberry variant, swap out the frozen mango or banana for frozen berries like raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
  • Kiwi Protein Smoothie: For a protein boost, add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt for a bit of flavor or a scoop of your favorite protein powder. To keep this smoothie vegan, be sure to use protein powder or plant-based yogurt.
  • Expand Nutrition: For a dose of omega-3 fatty acids, add a tablespoon of chia or ground flax seeds. They also provide additional thickness to the shake.
  • Add superfoods: Add a tablespoon of matcha powder, moringa powder, or maca powder for a nutrition boost.
  • Add sweetness: If you want to add a touch of sweetness to this smoothie, you can add your favorite sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, agave, monkfish, or liquid stevia.
Two kiwi smoothies with straws, topped with kiwi slices.

How to peel kiwi

There are a few different options when it comes to peeling your kiwi. First, using a paring knife, trim both ends of the kiwi, then do one of the following:

  • Use a pairing knife: Place your kiwi on one of the flat ends you already cut off, then with your paring knife, slice vertically into the kiwi following the shape of the fruit to avoid wasting the flesh. Continue until all skin has been removed.
  • Use a vegetable peeler: Use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin, as you would any other vegetable until the skin is gone.
  • Use a spoon: Insert a spoon into one of the cut ends where the skin meets the meat. Pushing against the skin, rotate the spoon in a circle until the skin separates from the meat. You should then be able to easily slide all the flesh of the kiwi out of the skin.

Can you freeze kiwi for this smoothie?

Yes, you certainly can! In fact, freezing the kiwi ahead of time can help create a thicker, colder smoothie. To freeze, peel the smoothie and cut into chunks. Arrange the kiwi slices on a parchment-lined tray or plate in a single layer, then place in the freezer. Once the kiwi has hardened, you can transfer it to a freezer-safe bag for longer storage.

Two kiwi smoothies with straws, topped with kiwi chunks.

How to prepare and store meals

How to prepare the food: For a quick morning smoothie, divide frozen fruit, kiwi, and spinach into individual servings and store in freezer-safe bags, like Stasher bags. When you’re ready to make your smoothie, simply add your liquid and prepared ingredients and blend until smooth.

How to store: If you have leftovers, you can store the smoothie covered in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. I like to use wide-mouth jars to store smoothies.

Healthier Smoothie Recipes

Be sure to check out all the smoothie recipes as well as the full collection of drink recipes at EBF!

Service: 1 smoothie | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 46gram | Protein: 3gram | Fat: 3gram | Saturated fat: 2gram | Sodium: 63milligrams | Potassium: 825milligrams | Fiber: 7gram | Sugar: 31gram

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and should only be used as an approximation.

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