So many of you have sent me pictures of my Green Monster Smoothie Recipe (with spinach and blueberries) that I wanted to create a more ‘subtly green’ smoothie recipe for the summer – with Kiwis & Kale! I love smoothies as they are a great way of getting your ‘5 a day’ – they also contain the whole of the fruit which means that they have more fibre than fruit or vegetable juices.
This smoothie recipe combines fruit, green veg (you can’t taste it, I promise!) and milk (I’ve used almond milk and KoKo dairy free so far), and it can be thickened with either chia seeds or oat flour. It tastes amazing and it’s the perfect morning or afternoon pick me up. Without the chia seeds/oat flour this smoothie is just 182 Kcal -see the full nutrition stats with the chia seeds (smoothie made with 1 kiwi, not 2).
Kiwi & Strawberry Smoothie
- 1-2 kiwi fruits
- 5 medium strawberries
- 1/2 frozen banana
- small handful of kale
- 200ml almond milk/alternative milk
- Optional: 1 tbsp chia seeds or oat flour
- Remove the skin from the kiwi(s) and chop the tops of the strawberries before adding them to your blender along with the kale, milk, banana and optional ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6 g
Total Carbohydrates 40 g
Protein 7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I just tried this recipe and drank as my Afternoon Pick Me Up! It was very tasty 🙂 You don’t even taste that Kale at all. As I would like to drink a green smoothie every day, I think I’m going to make this smoothie all this week! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
Thanks for your comment Aki! And I’ll be sure to upload your brilliant picture too – love your glass!! Happy smoothie making 🙂 x
Thanks for posting my smoothie pic!! I just made some again 😀
No thank YOU!
I have just made this and it is absolutely delicious but not only that, its very filling. I didn’t have frozen banana so used good old banana from the fruit bowl, also added linseed & goji berry, I really can highly recommend this, don’t let the colour put you off, or the kale as you can’t taste it but get all the benefits of it.
Hi Joanne, oh that’s great to hear! You can always add ice to make it cooler/thicken it up a bit instead of the frozen banana but you should try it with frozen banana too – it goes a really nice texture! Thanks for your comment 🙂 Nic x
Hi Nic, the new smoothie sounds great, can’t wait to try it. I don’t like almond milk, or any nuts at all. I really like regular dairy milk – what effect does dairy milk have on the smoothie in respect of nutritional content? Does using dairy milk (not the chocolate bar, just the normal milk you get from the shop) make the smoothie, or any of your recipes, less beneficial? I drink semi-skimmed milk and I’m worried that if I substitute the almond milk I might be giving myself a huge calorie or fat boost to my diet without realising. Thanks in advance xx
Hi Lucy! I use cow’s milk most of the time actually in porridge and if I don’t have any almond milk in for smoothies too – It’s higher in protein than the milk alternatives and has less sugar. It’s only a small amount of milk any way so won’t make much difference to calories. You can always test it out on apps or websites such as myfitnesspal. Hope this helps! Thanks, Nic xx
Brilliant – thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it xx
Any time 🙂 x
I love a monster green smoothie. I make mine with 2 handfuls of spinach as I don’t love the raw taste of kale. 🙂 chia seeds, almond milk and a frozen banana and 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein. Oh and I put a tablespoon of Lean Greens in mine, earthy taste but allegedly give me half of my 5 a day which combined with the banana and spinach totally sets me up for the day. x Steph
Oooh it sounds lovely! It sounds like my original green monster smoothie that I blogged about a few weeks ago – except I added blueberries too! Cheers to the green drink 🙂 Thanks for your comment! x
What would you recommend instead of almond? I’m allergic 🙁
Skimmed Milk (cow’s!) 🙂 Or soya milk!
When adding kale/spinach to smoothies, do you just rinse and then blend them? Or do they need cooking before hand? Probably a silly question but oh well 🙂
Hehe yes I just throw them in (uncooked!) .. the blender helps to break down the fibre making it more digestible. Some bags come pre-washed for convenience FYI! Nic
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Do you use the stems of the kale in the smoothie
Not the thick ones!