Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana

This kiwi smoothie without banana is ideal for people who dislike bananas, but love smoothies.

It’s a thick smoothie packed with vitamin C and many other benefits.

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Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana

Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana

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Enjoy a vibrant kiwi smoothie without banana! A fresh blend of kiwi fruit, spinach, and coconut water for a tangy, nutrient-rich drink that’s perfect for a healthy boost.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large kiwi fruit
  • 23 slices of cucumber
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 small handful of spinach
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water

Instructions

  1. Dice the kiwi fruit. Leave the skin on if you don’t mind it, it contains many nutrients.
  2. Measure the other ingredients and set them aside.
  3. To a Nutribullet or a high-speed blender, add the spinach and coconut water first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

*For smoothie variations, benefits, and recipe tips, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 23.1g
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.5g
  • Fiber: 9.5g
  • Protein: 4.4g

Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana Benefits:

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This tropical kiwi smoothie is made with fresh healthy ingredients, which means the smoothie will naturally be loaded with benefits.

On top of that, the kiwi and chia seeds in this smoothie make a great substitute for bananas. You won’t miss them, trust me!

Here’s an overview of the main benefits of this no-banana kiwi fruit smoothie:

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Loaded with Vitamin C from kiwi and mango, this smoothie can help combat oxidative stress and support immune health.
  2. Hydration Boost: The high water content from cucumber and coconut water makes this smoothie exceptionally hydrating, and ideal for replenishing fluids.
  3. Fiber-Rich: With chia seeds and spinach, this smoothie is a good source of dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in satiety.
  4. Energy Enhancing: The natural sugars in mango and kiwi provide a quick energy boost, while chia seeds offer sustained energy release.
  5. Nutrient-Dense: Offers a range of essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium for heart health, iron for blood health, and calcium for bone strength.
  6. Heart Healthy: Omega-3 fatty acids from chia seeds contribute to cardiovascular health by supporting healthy cholesterol levels.
  7. Detoxifying Properties: The combination of spinach and cucumber may help in flushing out toxins, thanks to their diuretic properties and high nutrient content.

If you like this kiwi smoothie, you should most definitely try my detox kiwi and orange smoothie, as well as my easy strawberry and kiwi smoothie!

Optional Smoothie Variations

Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana being poured into a glass cup

There are numerous ways to customize this kiwi smoothie.

I tested several different variations. Some of them didn’t come out as tasty as I thought, but others came out delicious.

Here are some of the tasty variations you could try:

  1. Berry Twist: Substitute the mango for a mix of berries. I used blackberries and blueberries. These two berries worked very well with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Leafy Green Swap: Don’t have spinach? No problem. Use kale, or any other greens you have, including watercress.
  3. More Creaminess: Incorporate 1/2 cup of yogurt for creaminess and refreshing taste. This is only recommended if you are not vegan or dairy-free.
  4. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of unsweetened or unflavored protein powder for 22-25g of extra protein. I used brown rice protein powder.

Kiwi Smoothie Without Banana

Smoothie Notes:

One of the most important aspects of any smoothie making process is the blender.

Without a blender, it’s very difficult to make a smoothie. (You could try my smoothie recipe without a blender though)

For this particular recipe, I tested 8 different blenders!

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Since not everybody has a Vitamix, and as a professional smoothie recipe developer, I do own a lot of blenders.

One of my personal favorite blenders to use to make this specific recipe was the Nutribullet 600.

But, I recommend that you use it only if you make a single-serving smoothie.

For several servings, use a higher-capacity blender.

Blending Tips:

  1. Soft Ingredients Go First: Start by adding the spinach, kiwi, and coconut water to your blender, followed by the remaining ingredients. This technique ensures the blender smoothly processes the softer items first, creating a mixture that helps blend the denser ingredients more effectively.
  2. Do Not Overblend: Blending for too long can cause your smoothie to become foamy, especially because the smoothie contains leafy greens and cucumber.
  3. Drink Immediately: Once the smoothie is blended, drink it immediately. It tastes so good when it’s fresh. The longer it sits, the more it will warm up and the texture will be impacted.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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