Say hello to a new day with a Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie in hand. This easy, tropical smoothie made with Greek yogurt is a delight for kids and adults alike.
It's no secret that I love a good smoothie.
They're just so easy to throw together! Especially on a busy morning when I am running out the door.
So do my husband and kiddos. In fact, we make them for snacktime semi-regularly.
Okay so... if you can't tell — we make smoothies a lot!
I'm always looking for new flavors to try, and the other day I heard about the strawberry and kiwi smoothie at a local smoothie place and I just had to try it myself.
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Recipe
This strawberry kiwi smoothie is made with frozen strawberries, fresh kiwi fruit, Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla extract and almond milk.
No banana is needed for this strawberry kiwi smoothie! However, if you'd prefer to make it without the yogurt, I recommend using a frozen banana to thicken it.
It's pretty similar to the Smoothie King Strawberry Kiwi Breeze smoothie recipe in taste, although theirs uses apple juice, papaya juice and whey protein as well.
It reminds me of a beach vacation we took a few years ago. It comes together in a way that transports you to a place where you can feel sand between your toes and hear the waves crash against the shore.
Plus, it's kid-approved. Look at this guy! (He also loves this green smoothie so he's quite the kid.)
Here's what you need to make this easy strawberry kiwi smoothie:
Frozen strawberries act like ice in this smoothie. I always try to buy organic frozen strawberries if I can, but you can use any that you can find in the frozen section of the grocery store.
You can use fresh strawberries but you may need to add ½ cup of ice to keep the smoothie cold. However, the ice will melt as you sip it, so the flavor can become diluted.
In other words, I recommend frozen strawberries, but fresh will work just fine! Make sure to hull them.
Fresh kiwi fruit
You will need two whole kiwis for this recipe. Pick up ripe kiwis that are firm with a little bit of give to them, like a ripe peach or avocado.
To make this smoothie, you will want to peel them, which you can do with a paring knife or vegetable peeler.
Then you can halve them or drop them whole into the blender to mix with your strawberries and other ingredients. They are fairly soft so they will blend up just fine.
Almond milk gives this smoothie lots of tropical flavors. Did you know that almond is a common flavor in tiki drinks? That's why it works so well with the tropical flavors of berries and kiwi.
We almost always have unsweetened almond milk on hand because we try not to consume a ton of dairy. However, you can definitely use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
Honey is my go-to sweetener, but you can absolutely use your favorite. Maple syrup and agave nectar are both great ones, or you can skip the sweetener altogether.
Greek yogurt smoothies are my favorite. I love how Greek yogurt brings smoothies lots of tart flavor, creaminess, thickness and — my favorite — protein.
(Seriously, just try it in this Blueberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie.)
However, feel free to use any kind of yogurt you like, even non-dairy yogurt.
If you'd prefer not to use yogurt at all, you can use a frozen or fresh banana to add some sweetness.
A little vanilla goes a long way to add some extra flavor. Totally not necessary, but it adds an extra punch of sweet flavor that we just loved.
How to make a strawberry kiwi smoothie
To make any smoothie, you will need a really good blender. I can't emphasize this enough. If you are still rocking an oldie, it might be worth looking for one with a little more power to break down those frozen fruits. We absolutely love our Vitamix!
Always add your liquids first to keep the blades sharp. So add the Greek yogurt, honey and almond milk and vanilla extract.
Then add your strawberries and kiwi.
Give your blender a whirl and then pour it into your favorite glasses. We love this blender spatula so we can get every last drop!
Serve in two glasses with smoothie straws.
If you have extra, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray. I love these ones because they have a lid and make for easy storage in my fridge.
Variations and additions
You can mix up this strawberry kiwi smoothie in so many different ways!
- Banana: Frozen or fresh would add more thickness as well as tropical flavor.
- Mango: Fresh or frozen mango would give this smoothie more island vibes.
- Pineapple: More tropical flavors can come from fresh or frozen pineapple.
- Berries: Blueberries, cherries or raspberries would add more flavor and texture.
- Non-dairy: Make this recipe with non-dairy yogurt. You can also use banana or chia seeds. Use any non-dairy milk like almond, soy or oat milk. Orange juice will also work to keep it non-dairy and would be delicious, too.
- Protein powder: Add your favorite protein powder to give this smoothie an extra boost of protein.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds can make a smoothie thicker too.
- Spinach or kale: Enjoy some extra greens in your smoothie with a handful of spinach or kale.
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 peeled, whole kiwis
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place almond milk and honey in a blender. Top with frozen strawberries, kiwi, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Blend well. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g