Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kiwi Banana Smoothie

This is wonderful for breakfast on a hot summer morning.  My kids loved these and I loved them because I knew they were getting a couple servings of fresh fruit each day.  I also just loved them because they taste so good.

Kiwi Banana Smoothie

1 kiwi - peeled (can be frozen)
1 banana - previously frozen in 1 inch chunks
frozen orange juice concentrate

Place about 1 cup of banana chunks, cut-up kiwi, about 1 tbsp OJ into a blender.  Add enough milk to come just below - about an inch - the top of the fruit.  Blend.  Add more milk if it is too thick.

Sometimes we would use less milk and make "ice cream" instead.  It is so creamy and good it is hard to believe that it is mainly fruit!

Frozen strawberries are great, as are raspberries.  If you can freeze all the fruit it keeps it nice and thick.

This tastes like a sinfully fat dessert but is actually very light in fat and calories.



  1. Love the tree at the top of your blog. It's gorgeous. The smoothie sounds wonderful. Nice to "meet" you thru the a-z challenge.

  2. Yum... and did I say yum?
    Kathy - send me your mailing address... you won something in my door contest!

  3. Sounds lovely. I'd likely make the dessert-like version instead, as I would rather eat my fruit than drink it. My hand held blender should work, shouldn't it?

  4. We love smoothies and make them all the time. I'll try this recipe. ANd love the banner you have!

  5. Thanks for sharing this deliciously assembled recipe. It's even better to learn that it is low in fat and calories.

    I have a smoothie recipe book that I haven't used at all but hope to make use of it during the summer months.....if only I can get a better kitchen or more comfortable place to live.

    The Madlab Post

  6. Oooh! This sounds yummy! Kiwis are a favorite of mine but I never knew what to mix them with for a good smoothie! Thanks!

  7. Thanks, Karen - it is in my backyard - all the forces aligned for that picture! Nice to meet you too!

    Your hand blender should work just fine, Barb.

    This recipe is great because it is actually healthy and tastes great, Stephen!

    Brianna - they are good in this smoothie for sure!