This healthy Kiwi, Spinach and Blueberry Smoothie is simple to make and totally delicious! Made with fruits, vegetables, and good fat, it’ll give you a healthy boost in the morning or as an afternoon snack!
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Easy, Healthy Smoothies
You guys know I love a good smoothie (just look at the ones I made with Banana and Coffee, Banana Orange, or Mango flavors!). They’re just so great for getting extra good stuff in during the day, plus they’re absolutely delicious.
It’s made with just five simple ingredients, so there’s no extra trip to the grocery store. There’s hardly any prep or cleanup, but best of all, it’s Low Carb, Vegan, and Paleo!
And because your fruit and vegetables are in drink form, smoothies are great for kids, for busy on-the-go mornings, a sweet treat, or anytime you just don’t feel like doing much cooking.
And this kiwi spinach smoothie is no exception! Throw everything into your blender, turn it on, and voilà!
Ingredients to make a healthy smoothie that actually tastes good!
Let me tell you about the three F’s of healthy smoothies: Fruit, Fat, and Fiber. Those are the ingredients of a really good, healthy, balanced smoothie.
- Fruit is added to smoothies to make them enjoyable to drink. Fruit is sweet, it’s delicious, and it’s full of vitamins. And this smoothie has kiwi and blueberries to keep it sweet without making this smoothie a sugar bomb.
- Fiber is found in vegetables (and fruit!) and it’s an incredibly important element because it helps aid digestion and up the nutrition factor without much sugar. I usually add a handful of a mild tasting green vegetable like kale or zucchini. In this smoothie, we use spinach!
- Now let’s talk about fat. A lot of us grew up thinking fat was the devil, to be avoided at all costs. But fat is the key to a filling smoothie! And your body needs fat!
Without fat in a smoothie, you’ll find yourself hungry again in an hour or less. I usually include some kind of nuts, seeds, or avocado.
This smoothie has both chia seeds to help increase the fat factor. You can also use coconut milk in place of almond milk to get more fat!
So if you want to sneak a little extra good stuff to your kids, this is how to do it! They’ll get two fruits and a green vegetable without even realizing it!
What it tastes like
I really love the balance in this kiwi, spinach, and blueberry smoothie. Kiwi can be ultra tart, so whenever I use it in a smoothie, it needs something to mellow and level it a bit.
Enter frozen blueberries and fresh baby spinach. The combination, when paired with the tart kiwi, is so well balanced and just wonderful!
This smoothie has tart, sweet, and earthy notes. If you use ice, it’ll be thicker and colder, but that’s just a preference thing.
Here’s what you need to make this recipe at home!
- Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
- Chia Seeds
- Ice, optional. I usually skip ice because my teeth are super sensitive, but my husband has me add ice to his smoothies, and I’m happy to oblige! It will drink more juice-ish without ice and more smoothie-ish with it.
- Banana. Bananas are fabulous to add to any smoothie because they add sweetness, vitamins, and fiber without adding an overpowering flavor.
- Avocado. Anywhere from 2 Tablespoons to 1/2 avocado would work great and add extra healthy fat!
- Green Apple. Dice a green apple and add it to your smoothie for some extra good stuff!
- Collagen. I love to add collagen to my smoothies! It’s a great way to up the protein content. I generally use unflavored collagen peptides, but sometimes I use collagen creamers!
How to Make it
The process for making smoothies is pretty much always the same, so there’s nothing earth shattering here, folks!
Step 1: Prep the ingredients.
Always wash your fruit and vegetables well. Cut the kiwi. Did you know the kiwi skin in actually edible? I peel my kiwis but you do not have to if you’d like to eat them!
Step 2: Blend the ingredients. Add the spinach, milk of choice, fruit, and chia seeds to your blender. Add in any optional ingredients you may be using. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Drink the smoothie! Pour into your glasses and enjoy! I garnished mine with a little sliced kiwi, but that was just for fun.
To Make it Ahead
Smoothies are usually best when enjoyed right away, but you can make it up to a day in advance. Just keep it covered tightly and refrigerated until you’re ready to drink it.
To Store Leftovers
My favorite way to save leftovers is to make smoothie cubes! Pour any leftover smoothie into silicone ice cube trays.
Set in the freezer overnight, then transfer the cubes to a freezer zip top bag. Add them to your future smoothies for an instant flavor boost!
Making this smoothie? I’d love to hear about your experience with it. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom!
Kiwi Spinach Smoothie
- 1 cup sliced kiwi about 2-3 kiwi
- 1 cup blueberries preferably frozen
- 1 cup almond milk or any milk of choice
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1.5 cups ice optional
- Wash the fuit and vegetables well. Slice the kiwis.
- Add the spinach, milk of choice, fruit, chia seeds, and ice to your blender. Add in any optional ingredients you may be using. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into two glasses and enjoy immediately.