A kiwi apple smoothie is perfect for an internal spring clean. It’s a tasty little detox smoothie, and the ideal antidote to a winter of comfort food and duvet days.
Kiwifruit is in season throughout April and May, so will be particularly juicy and flavoursome right now. The little black fibres help to make it an excellent cleansing smoothie ingredient. They bind to toxins in the digestive tract, helping to flush them out of the body.
Kiwi Apple Smoothie Benefits
Did you know that just one kiwi contains over 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement? It’s also exploding with phyto-nutrients that protect the body’s DNA from damage.
We could blitz an entire smoothie made from just juicy kiwis. But since they’re a bit out of most of our price ranges, we’ve stretched one fruit into an entire smoothie, by combining it with apple which is also a cleansing powerhouse. Red apples will give it a sweeter taste, whereas green apples tend to be sharper.
As well as its detox benefits, this tangy smoothie can be effective for slimming. Its high fibre content and low GI index means your body’s blood sugar won’t spike and you’ll feel fuller for longer.
Kiwi Apple Smoothie Recipe
You’ll be surprised how just three ingredients can create such as tasty smoothie. We like to add some cold water or ice cubes, as it really brings out the freshness of the ingredients.
- 1 kiwifruit
- 1 apple
- Juice from ¼ lime
Peel the apple and remove the core, then peel the kiwi. Blend both with the lime juice and 120ml or 1/2 cup of cold water, then enjoy!
- Calories: 126
- Top nutrients: vitamin C – 133% RDA, dietary fibre – 15% RDA
P.S. Want to take your detox a step further? Then you might like our FREE green smoothie cleanse, which features delicious recipes to aid your body’s natural detox processes.