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Kiwi Smoothie

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Mothers teach us SO many things — some would argue everything. For me, childhood trips to the grocery and learning about the general nutritional and health benefits of fruits, vegetables and other foods definitely came from my mother — so did my ability to always find the best bargains (see Mom, everything). I remember the first time my mother held up this brown, fuzzy piece of fruit to me and told me how special it was. That was probably 30 years ago, when kiwis were harder to find, and today I truly realize how lucky we are to have gorgeous, reasonably priced kiwis readily at our disposal.

We came up with this recipe for a contest we've entered with Zespri Kiwifruit. Kenya and I are HUGE kiwi fans not only because of their bright green color and yummy taste, but because they're also packed with vitamin C and E, potassium and folic acid. So when we heard about this contest, we knew we had to do something!

So today, in honor of my mother's birthday and her favorite fruit, we're making up a huge batch of these refreshing kiwi smoothies. Cheers!

Kiwi Smoothie from Weelicious


We used these to make this recipe:

Kiwi Smoothie  (Makes 2 Servings)

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Mothers teach us SO many things — some would argue everything. For me, childhood trips to the grocery and learning about the general nutritional and health benefits of fruits, vegetables and other foods definitely came from my mother — so did my...

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwis, peeled
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla rice milk (you can also use almond, soy or cow’s milk)

Preparation

  1. 1. Place the ingredients in a blender and puree.
  2. 2. Serve.
Kiwi Smoothie

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  2. Siobhan

    August 23, 2013 at 11:52 am

    My son has a dairy allergy and almond milk doesn’t agree with him. Could I use coconut milk in this he really likes it?

    • catherine

      August 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Yes!

  3. Melissa

    May 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Can I make this using formula or breastmilk in place of the milk listed? Baby is 8 monts.

  4. Sandy

    December 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I am making this now and can we use small bananas

    • catherine

      December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Yes, you can use any size banana you have on hand! Add more or less than the recipe calls for depending on your tastes!

  5. msdrea

    November 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    So I retried with rice milk and she loved it just like everything else off this it! The rice milk didn’t make it bitter…was wondering if I can save leftover in fridge for tomorrow?

    • catherine

      November 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Yes, I think one day in the fridge would be okay!

  6. msdrea

    November 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Tasted a bit bitter…maybe the seeds?

    • catherine

      November 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Did you use cow’s milk? Acidic fruits, like kiwi, can cause a strange reaction to happen and sometimes turns out with a slightly bitter taste. If you use a milk alternative for this recipe that won’t happen!

      • msdrea

        November 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        I did use cows milk! Will retry with almond milk…is it ok to give almond milk to an infant? She’s turning one next week!

        • catherine

          November 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

          As long as there are no nut allergies in your immediate family the almond milk should be okay!

  7. Erica

    September 26, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Can you use plain rice milk or will it not have enough flavor??

    • catherine

      September 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      You can use plain :) if you have some vanilla extract at home just put a dash in but you will be fine

  8. Christina

    May 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I’ve never made smoothies before, this will be my first. I have a bunch of strawberries and kiwis and was wondering how many strawberries would I substitute for the one banana?

    • catherine

      May 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

      The banana is what gives the smoothies its thick and creamy texture. You can put in about 4 large strawberries or 5-6 small strawberries in your smoothie. It will be a little watery but I’m sure it will be delish!!