This refreshing Fruit Smoothie is made up of a mix of kiwi, apples, bananas, strawberries, and frozen pineapple. The blend of fruits makes this a delicious and healthy drink that you can have for a healthy breakfast or a snack. Kids will love this fruit smoothie!
I try to make smoothies for my family about two to three times a week. They are so good for us and really are easy to make.
It's fun to try new blends of fruits and vegetables in smoothies. Then I get feedback from my taste testers...aka…my family. Our latest and greatest one is this Fruit Smoothie.
With five different fruits in it and ground flaxseed, it is sure to please! And it will give your body a great boost of many nutrients.
Ingredients in this Easy Fruit Smoothie
- Frozen pineapple
- Ground Flaxseed
Combine these ingredients with some water, coconut water, or almond milk, and you have yourself one refreshing, tasty smoothie!
Benefits of Using Kiwi in Smoothies:
Kiwi is quite the powerhouse of a fruit! One kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange, and also is rich in vitamins K and E, and potassium. It also is a great source of fiber! Kiwis are also high in antioxidants. With so much nutrition, I had to start adding kiwi into my smoothies!
Kiwi is an interesting fruit, isn't it? Do you eat the skin...the seeds...the core?
Tips About Kiwi:
Can you eat the skin on kiwi? Yes, the skin is edible. I didn't know that until just recently. Here is a great source for peeling produce for smoothies. If you leave the skin on the kiwi it increases your fiber intake. And you also preserve more of the Vitamin C by keeping that brown skin on.
If you don't want to use the skin then cut the kiwi in half and scoop out the green part of the kiwi with a spoon.
Are the seeds and core edible? Yes, they are both edible. Some people bite into a kiwi like an apple, while others like to slice them up and eat them that way.
How do I store kiwi? Ripe kiwi can be left out on the counter for a couple of days. Placed in the refrigerator it can last for one to two weeks.
How do I prepare kiwi? After I rinse the kiwi with warm water and pat dry it, I usually cut it in half and scoop out the green fruit with a spoon. You can also use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin and slice up the fruit that way.
Or, if you are like my daughter and like the skin on the kiwi, you can cut the kiwi into slices with the skin on and eat it that way.
With putting it in the smoothie, you won't notice the texture of the skin so placing the kiwi in the blender with the skin on would give you added health benefits!
Is the Kiwi Ripe?
How to tell if a kiwi is ripe? To check if a kiwi is ripe, press down on it with your thumb. It is ripe if it yields to slight pressure. The ripe kiwi will be plump and fragrant.
How do I ripen a kiwi? You can leave the kiwi on the counter at room temperature for a couple of days to ripen.
Want to ripen the fruit quicker? To ripen it quicker you can place the kiwi in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana. Why? They are major ethylene producers (the chemical which helps fruit to ripen) so placing your kiwi in an environment full of it will speed up the ripening process.
How to make this Fruit Smoothie:
First, rinse the kiwi, apple, and strawberries under warm water and pat them dry, and set them aside.
Place the frozen pineapple in a measuring cup. Generously fill up your measuring cup. Add the pineapple to your blender and pour in the water.
Tip: I find that adding the frozen fruit first with the water helps the blender chop it up easier.
Slice up the kiwi and add in with the skin on. If you would rather not use the skin, then cut it in half and scoop out the green part with a spoon and add it to the blender.
Slice up the apple into medium size slices and add to the blender. Slice the strawberries and add them to the blender.
Add in the ground flaxseed and blend until smooth. Serve chilled and refrigerate any leftovers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Using some frozen fruit helps make the smoothie cold and thicker. I prefer to use some frozen fruit over using all fresh fruit and ice. Sometimes adding ice can water down the flavors of all the delicious ingredients.
You can replace the water with almond milk or another nut milk. You can also add a little Greek yogurt or dissolve some plain protein powder into almond milk or water before blending it with the fruit.
Craving more smoothie recipes?
Smoothies are great to have any time of the day. They are great in the morning or as a healthy afternoon snack. They are so easy to make and so good for us!
Did you make this smoothie recipe? If so let me know in the comments and ratings below. Thanks!
- 1 apple
- 2 kiwis
- 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 ½ heaping cups sliced strawberries
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- Wash and cut up fruit as needed.
- Add the frozen pineapple and water in the blender. Add in the rest of the fruit and flaxseed.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve chilled and refrigerate any leftover smoothie.
Update Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2017, but was published again in 2020 to include step by step directions and new photos.