Simple Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

The skin on kiwi fruit is edible and healthy. Kiwi skin contains much vitamin C as citrus peel and is also higher in fiber than the rest of the fruit. Eating a kiwi, peel and all, ups the fiber by 50 percent, helping to regulate blood sugar. All that fiber helps keeps us full, aiding in weight loss efforts, and naturally lowering LDL cholesterol. The only problem is that the hairy skin on kiwi fruit is unappealing to most people. Here are a few tips to get all the nutrients from your next kiwi fruit. This easy recipe uses the whole kiwi fruit and makes a tasty breakfast smoothie or snack. Ingredients
Course beverage
Keyword apple peel, kiwi, smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 organic kiwi washed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup yogurt of choice
  • 1 small ripe banana or baked banana rounds with skin
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Place kiwi in a blender with half a cup of nut or oat milk and half a cup of Greek, nut or coconut milk yogurt.
  2. Add a small ripe banana or baked cinnamon banana bites* and half a cup of ice.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adding a whole scrubbed kiwi to a smoothie will help mask the taste and texture of the skin. If you want skin that's less intense to eat, look for golden or yellow kiwi. These varieties have smoother, thinner skin, and are more enjoyable to eat. Yellow kiwi actually contains twice as much vitamin C as their green counterparts.

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