Creamy Kiwi Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

I created another smoothie recipe for y’all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn’t necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

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What I Love About This Creamy Kiwi Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

I realized recently that I’ve been drinking all my calories in the morning by jam-packing my smoothies with stuff like protein powder and added sugars. So I wanted to make a smoothie that didn’t use any kind of added sweetener or sugar. This recipe accomplishes sweetness naturally with the bananas and kiwis.

I like this version using frozen fruit instead of the ice cubes, but I wrote out the recipe to have ice cubes. You can omit them, if you like.

Also, you can use any yogurt or kefir to get some healthy gut bacteria!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Measuring cups
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Blender
  • Glasses
  • Straws

FAQs

  1. How can I make the smoothie vegan? To make this smoothie vegan, replace the Greek yogurt with a plant-based yogurt alternative, such as one made from coconut, and use agave syrup instead of honey.
  2. What if I want to make more than two servings? You can double or triple the recipe but it’s best to work in batches to ensure the ingredients blend smoothly.
  3. Can I add other ingredients to the smoothie? Absolutely, smoothies are flexible. Consider adding spinach, blueberries, almond butter, or protein powder. Just be mindful of the liquid content if you want to maintain thickness.
  4. What’s the best way to store leftover smoothie? Leftover smoothie can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day. It may separate, so just give it a stir before enjoying again.
  5. Can I freeze the smoothie for later? Yes, pour any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  6. What fruits pair well with kiwi in a smoothie? Kiwi pairs wonderfully with strawberries, bananas, oranges, and pineapples.
  7. Is this smoothie sweet or tart? Kiwi can be tart, but the ripeness of the banana and pineapple can balance it out. Add honey or another sweetener if you prefer a sweeter taste.
  8. What can I do if my kiwis are underripe? You can store underripe kiwis in the fridge where they can last for about two months, keeping them away from apples and bananas unless you want them to ripen quicker.
  9. Can I make this smoothie ahead of time? While best enjoyed fresh, you can make it ahead and store it at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  10. Can I freeze kiwis for this smoothie? Yes, peel and slice the kiwis, freeze them on a tray, and then transfer to a container. They can be kept frozen for smoothies for up to 3 months.
  11. What kitchen equipment do I need to make this smoothie? You’ll need a blender, measuring cups, a knife, a cutting board, glasses, spoons for serving, and straws.
  12. What are some healthy pairing suggestions for this smoothie? This smoothie pairs well with granola, nuts, or a side of whole grain toast for added fiber and protein.
  13. What substitutions can I make for a gluten-free or dairy-free diet? The smoothie is naturally gluten-free. For a dairy-free version, use dairy-free yogurt and milk alternatives like almond, soy, or coconut milk.
  14. How do I know when the smoothie is well blended? Blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy with no large pieces of fruit remaining. If your blender is not powerful enough to break down frozen fruits or ice, cut the ingredients into smaller pieces before blending.
  15. Can I add vegetables to this smoothie for more nutrients? Yes, you can add vegetables like spinach or avocado to increase the nutritional value without significantly altering the taste.
I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.
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Can I Use Kefir Instead of Yogurt in This Smoothie Recipe?

Yes, you can use kefir in place of yogurt to make this smoothie. Kefir is a fermented milk drink with a tart, refreshing taste and a consistency that’s slightly thinner than yogurt. It’s packed with probiotics and would add a beneficial boost to the smoothie. When using kefir, you might notice a tangier flavor profile, and the smoothie may have a slightly thinner consistency, but it will still be creamy. If you want to maintain the thickness, you could use less kefir or add a frozen banana. Kefir can be a great alternative for those looking for more probiotic benefits or for those who prefer its taste over yogurt.

Your Smoothie Not Thick Enough?

The combination of banana and yogurt in this recipe will create a nice, thick consistency for the smoothie. Bananas are excellent for adding natural creaminess, and yogurt or kefir provides a rich texture. If you desire an even thicker milkshake-like consistency, here are a few tips:

  • Use frozen bananas instead of fresh ones. Freezing bananas before blending will thicken the smoothie significantly and also make it colder.
  • Increase the amount of yogurt or kefir slightly, which will add to the creaminess without diluting the flavor.
  • Add less milk or use a thicker variety of milk, such as whole milk or a plant-based alternative like coconut milk, which is creamier than other milk types.
  • Limit the amount of liquid (milk) overall; start with less and add more as needed to achieve the desired thickness.
  • If you’re using ice, use crushed ice, as it blends more smoothly and thickens the texture without the risk of large chunks remaining.

Remember, the key to a thick smoothie is to balance the solid ingredients with the liquids — too much liquid will make it runny, while not enough will make it difficult to blend and drink through a straw.

I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

Creamy Kiwi Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Savor the creamy blend of fresh fruit and yogurt in this delightful kiwi banana smoothie, perfect for a nutritious start to your day

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 ripe kiwi fruits
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or kefir (for probiotics and a smooth texture)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves (more if you prefer a stronger mint flavor)
  • 1/2 cup milk (can substitute with almond milk for a dairy-free option)
  • 1 cup ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or to taste (optional, for added sweetness)
  • 2 straws for serving

Instructions

  1. Peel the bananas and kiwi fruits. Slice the bananas into chunks and cut the kiwi into quarters.
  2. In a blender, combine the banana chunks, kiwi pieces, yogurt or kefir, and fresh mint leaves.
  3. Add the milk to help everything blend smoothly. If you're using ice, add it at this stage.
  4. Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a little more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  5. Taste the smoothie and add honey if you'd like it sweeter. Blend again briefly to mix through the honey.
  6. Pour the smoothie into two glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint on the rim of each glass.
  7. Serve immediately with a straw in each glass for a fresh and healthy morning or summer detox beverage.

Notes

This kiwi banana yogurt smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. If you prefer a colder beverage, use frozen bananas or add ice cubes. The recipe is naturally sweet from the fruit, so there is no need to add additional sweeteners.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 340Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 17mgSodium 354mgCarbohydrates 63gFiber 6gSugar 46gProtein 16g

Nutrition automatically generated.

 The Final: Creamy Kiwi Banana Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

I created another smoothie recipe for y'all, this creamy and smooth kiwi banana yogurt smoothie. I just love how the color turned out. It gets its white milky color from the banana and yogurt, which kind of washes out the kiwi green. If you want some power greens, you can add spinach or kale, but really, it isn't necessary. It has a nice, thick consistency, too. The natural sweetness of the ripe bananas means you don’t need to add extra sugar, making it a healthier option.

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