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Smoothie: Kiwi Banana Strawberry



Smoothie Kiwi Banana Strawberry

This smoothie tastes like strawberry cake. If you have a sweet tooth and a healthy snack this refreshing smoothie recipe will satisfy your cravings.


If you're using the Daily Dozen checklist this sweet smoothie with kiwi, banana, and strawberry covers several of your Daily Dozen recommendations. If you are using the Daily Dozen checklist app you can tick fruit, greens, and flax.


Notes on Ingredients


Frozen Banana and Coconut Milk for Smoothies


Adding a frozen banana to your smoothie gives it a creamy texture. It also boots nutrients and helps make it colder and more refreshing. For a tropical twist, you can use coconut milk as the base. This combination works well in the Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie.


While many people peel kiwis, the kiwi skin is actually edible and packed with nutrients. Including the skin in your Kiwi smoothie can increase the fibre content. For a colder smoothie add ice cubes or use frozen fruit like strawberry or banana.


Frozen ingredients like strawberries are a cost-effective and convenient option in this recipe.

Whole flax seeds (linseed) are preferable to flax meal as they keep the goodness locked in until they are released during blending.

I used gold kiwi in this recipe as it is sweeter than regular green kiwi. If all you have is green kiwi, try adding a dried date to balance the tartness.


This smoothie tastes like strawberry cake.

Using Plant-Based Yogurt for Extra Creaminess


For a thicker, creamier smoothie, consider adding plant-based yogurt such as Greek yogurt. It pairs well with fresh strawberries and kiwi pieces. The yogurt adds a boost of protein and a tangy taste, making it a perfect addition to your healthy smoothie recipe.


Plant-Based Milk Alternatives


For those who prefer non-dairy options, plant-based milk, oat milk, almond milk or unsweetened almond milk are good choices. Whatever your milk of choice, these non-dairy milk alternatives blend well for a vegan smoothie with a creamy texture.

Including the skin in your Kiwi smoothie can increase the fibre content.


Boosting Flavour with Fruit Juices


Try adding a splash of apple juice or orange juice. These juices can add a sweet and tangy note to your kiwi smoothie /strawberry smoothie. The juice is sure to please your taste buds.


Vitamins and Minerals and Health Benefits


  • Vitamin A: Abundant due to the spinach and the orange/yellow fruits; contributes to vision and immune system health.

  • Vitamin C: Significant due to kiwi and strawberries; important for immune function and collagen synthesis.

  • Vitamin K: Found in spinach; essential for blood clotting and bone health.

  • Folate (Vitamin B9): Present in spinach and kiwi; important for cell division and DNA synthesis.

  • Potassium:  Provided by banana and kiwi; crucial for heart and muscle function, as well as fluid balance.

  • Calcium:  Present in oat milk and spinach; vital for bone health and muscle function.

  • Iron: Found in spinach and oats; essential for oxygen transport and energy production.

  • Magnesium: Present in spinach, flax seeds, and oats; important for muscle and nerve function, as well as bone health.



Fruit Smoothie Recipe: Kiwi Banana Strawberry

Smoothie Kiwi Banana Strawberry ingredients

Ingredients


  • 1 ½ cups of oat milk

  • 2 cups of spinach

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 kiwi fruit

  • 1 tablespoon of flax

  • 1 cup of strawberries


Smoothie Kiwi Banana Strawberry

Directions



  1. Pour oat milk into the blender. A powerful blender is best if you use frozen ingredients.

  2. Add 2 cups of washed, fresh spinach leaves on top of the milk.

  3. Peel the banana, cut it into chunks, and add it to the blender.

  4. Peel and chop kiwi fruit, and add it to the blender.

  5. Sprinkle flaxseeds into the mix.

  6. Add strawberries to the blender.

  7. Blend until smooth.

  8. Check consistency. If too thick, add a bit more oat milk.

  9. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.



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