We are back with another smoothie recipe because the weather is warm and you need refreshing flavors! This smoothie combines tart and refreshing kiwi with creamy banana and zesty lime. It may seem like an atypical combination, but these flavors pair beautifully with each other. Control your level of citrus by using as little or as much lime juice as you want. There’s no wrong way to go about this recipe because the goal is to create something that you enjoy.
Too often do smoothies contain strawberries and spinach. Not today, people! Well, we wouldn’t be opposed to throwing a handful of spinach into this smoothie, but that’s entirely up to you. Keep in mind that it will change the color of the smoothie, though. Kiwi is an underutilized ingredient in smoothie recipes, but it makes a great addition, both for the flavor and for the nutrients it offers. One cup of kiwi fruit contains 552 mg of potassium, which is more than a small banana, and more than 270% of the recommended daily value (DV) of vitamin C. Additionally, it offers five grams of fiber and 89% of the DV of vitamin K, which aids blood clotting and the absorption of vitamin D.
One thing to note is that some people develop and itchy mouth after eating kiwis. This is due to the seeds, of which there are a lot in a kiwi fruit. If you know that you have this sensitivity, you can cut the outer flesh of the kiwi and omit the center part with the seeds. Should you go down that road, you’ll have to use more kiwis to make up for parts that you aren’t eating. We hope you enjoy this tropical smoothie!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 kiwis, peeled, and chopped
- 1 banana, peeled and frozen overnight
- 1/2 c homemade almond milk
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 c ice
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, add a little more homemade almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.