Start your day off on the right foot with this delicious Apple Kiwi Smoothie. It's filled with protein and fiber to sustain you all morning long. You can even turn it into a delicious smoothie bowl!
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About this Smoothie
Some people like to start their day with green celery juice. Personally, I like to start mine with a green smoothie like this Apple Kiwi Smoothie. It’s refreshing, packed with protein, and will get your day off to a great start by keeping you full and satisfied!
Popular smoothie chains like Tropical Smoothie or Smoothie King add a lot of extra sugar to their drinks. I like to make smoothies higher in protein by adding flavored protein powder and low-fat Greek yogurt. Not only does this make your green smoothie a little healthier, but it decreases the chance for crashing later in the day!
You can enjoy this kiwi smoothie the traditional way in a glass with a straw—or you can turn it into a smoothie bowl and top it with granola, fresh fruit, nut butter, or seeds. Just add less liquid to make it nice and thick, pour in a bowl, and add what you like!
And if you're looking for more smoothie varieties, I think you'll also love this Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie, this Tropical Smoothie Bahama Mama this Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie, or this Mango Spinach Smoothie, too!
- Spinach: Spinach is so easy to sneak into smoothies for some extra veggies. Don't worry—you won't even taste it!
- Apple: I used a frozen, Rockit Apple.
- Kiwi: Sliced & diced is best. Easier to blend!
- Vanilla Protein Powder - I use CleanSimpleEats (discount code: APAIGE10 saves you money!).
- Yogurt: Helps create a creamy texture and add extra protein! I used Two Good Vanilla Yogurt.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Add frozen spinach to your blender with cold filtered water. Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth. It will look like green juice!
2. Next, add the frozen apples and frozen kiwi.
3. Add protein powder, almond milk, and yogurt to the blender. IMPORTANT: You want to layer the protein powder between other ingredients. If it is directly against the blade, it may acquire a burnt taste after blending. Then, blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
4. Pour in your glass or bowl, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
The best way to cut down on your smoothie preparation time is to freeze the fruit / veggies in individual packets. I like to use reusable StasherBags for this.
Blend the spinach first! It’s crucial that you do this first so you avoid any and all spinach chunks. No one likes to gulp one down! I also highly recommend layering the protein powder BETWEEN other ingredients in the blender. If it is directly against the blade, you may end up with a mild burnt taste.
You can, but you should then add ice. This will keep the smoothie chilled rather than just ending up with fruit soup. Note, adding ice will dull a bit of the flavor as compared to using frozen fruit.
It all depends on the amount of liquid you add. For a thinner, drinkable smoothie, add more liquid. For a thicker smoothie, add less liquid and let the blender work. You may need to stir the blender a few times so all of the frozen fruit gets blended.
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Apple Kiwi Smoothie
- Measuring cups and spoons
- a glass
- ½ cup frozen spinach
- ¼ cup cold filtered water
- 1 cup frozen apple
- 1 frozen kiwi, sliced & diced
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup Two Good Vanilla Yogurt
- Add frozen spinach to your blender with cold filtered water. Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth. It will look like green juice!
- Next, add the frozen apples, frozen kiwi, protein powder, almond milk, and yogurt to the blender.
- Then, blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour in your glass or bowl, top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
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