This delicious kiwi apple smoothie is both refreshing and cleansing. It’s the perfect spring smoothie and ideal when fresh kiwis are in season from April to May. Like all of our smoothie recipes, it’s dairy-free and vegan-friendly – no milk or yogurt in sight!
In this article – we share a super-simple apple and kiwi smoothie recipe that’s zingy, refreshing, and seriously easy to make.
If you’re looking for an antidote to a winter of comfort food and duvet days, then this tasty spring smoothie is it. Kiwifruit is in season throughout April and May so it will be particularly juicy and flavoursome during these spring months.
We think you’d be bold over by just how good this 3-ingredient smoothie tastes. Honestly you wouldn’t expect this level of tastiness from such a simple recipe but it well and truly delivers. It’s also ideal for people who are bored of banana-based smoothies and want to try something a little different.
Kiwi Apple Smoothie Benefits
The nutritional benefits of a kiwi and apple smoothie include vitamin C, fibre, and a low GI index.
Did you know that just one kiwi contains over 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement? 133% of a typical recommended daily allowance (RDA) to be precise. Its high fibre content (15% RDA) and low GI index mean that your body’s blood sugar won’t spike after consuming them. This helps you to feel fuller for longer so that you’re less likely to snack or overeat.
It’s also exploding with phytonutrients that protect the body’s DNA from damage.
We could blitz an entire smoothie made from just juicy kiwis. But they aren’t the cheapest fruit to buy so we like to make them go a bit further by adding apples. Red apples will give it a sweeter taste, whereas green apples tend to be sharper.
Recipe & Instructions
Kiwis and apple both have a subtle flavour, which means they’re easily overpowered by other fruits. This recipe allows their natural flavours to shine. This allows you to really taste the kiwi fruit, apple, and lime.
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.
- Peel the kiwi.
- Blend the apple and kiwi with the lime juice and 120ml (1/2 cup) of ice-cold water.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126
If you prefer your smoothies without banana, then this apple and kiwi recipe is perfect. It’s a completely different taste to banana-based smoothies. It’s refreshing, nutritious, and clean.
Alternative Ingredient Combos
If you’re missing one of the ingredients in this list or simply don’t like one of them, then you can substitute alternative options. You can also add more to create more complex flavours or add extra nutrients.
Here are a few ingredients that work well with kiwi and apple in a smoothie…
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Related Apple Smoothie Recipes
Here are some other healthy smoothie recipes with apple that you might like…
- Healthy Carrot Apple & Ginger Smoothie
- 3-Ingredient Apple Berry Celery Smoothie
- Classic Green Apple Smoothie
- Fall Autumn Smoothie Recipes
- Easy Apple Smoothie Recipes
- Budget-friendly Smoothie Recipes
- Spiced Apple & Plum Smoothie
Here are some of the most common questions we hear about apple and kiwi smoothies…
Apple, banana, pear, grapes, plums, and berries all blend well with kiwi.
Absolutely! Both apple and kiwi have a fresh flavour profile that compliment each other perfectly.
Yes kiwi and strawberry make a great flavour combo, especially in smoothies.
Yes kiwi and blueberries taste great together, particularly when they’re both in season (April-May) since this is when their sweetness and juiciness peak.