Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

This breakfast gives me tons of energy.  Believe me, I’m healthier than I’ve ever been. I have this for breakfast almost daily! Enjoy. ~SkinnyMs. Fitness

This refreshing green smoothie is both plant and fruit based.  It can be eaten on its own or paired with protein and fat to create a complete meal. We love it with a handful of almonds or a couple of scrambled eggs. This healthy smoothie is a great way to start your day or follow up an intense workout.

Smoothie recipes are great for a variety of different purposes. They are a healthy breakfast and great way to get the vitamins and nutrients you need to begin your day on the go. Whip up a smoothie in your kitchen and pour it into a travel mug to drink on your way to the office. This smoothie contains caffeine, so you get a kick first thing in the morning or mid-afternoon, when you most need a pick-me-up.

Our green tea kiwi berry smoothie is a great substitute for some of the high calorie fruit and coffee smoothie served at your favorite coffee shop or fast food joint. These smoothies are made with fresh ingredients and have the sweet-tart taste of berries and kiwi. Best of all, the recipe is packed with the health benefits found in green tea.

Looking for other smoothie recipes? Try our Melon Breeze Smoothie or Banana Grape Smoothie one.

Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

Yields: 1 smoothie | Serving Size: 1 smoothie | Calories: 235 | Total Fat: 1.7 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 61 mg | Carbohydrates: 55.1 g | Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g | Sugars: 23.9 g | Protein: 6.9 g | SmartPoints: 9 |

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 2 cups kale (organic), loosely packed
  • 1-1/2 cups green tea (home brewed...no sweeteners added)
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

Blend all ingredients together on low speed, with a mixer or blender until smooth.

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27 Comments on "Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie"

  1. Silvia Nestoroska  February 13, 2013

    This site is great it’s full of information about healthy eating and how to look after your body!

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  2. Penny  April 4, 2013

    Hi, I am wonderng if you are supposed to peel the Kiwi or not? Thanks!

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  3. Teresa Thompson  June 6, 2013

    will it still give you energy if you don't used the kiwi. not sure I can talk my hubby into drinking it with the kiwi in it and he sure could use some energy right now. sounds good to me though.

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 7, 2013

      Teresa, Yes, just use another fruit, maybe mango!

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    • SkinnyMs  March 4, 2014

      Yes, it will still give you energy without the kiwi.

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  4. Joni  June 15, 2013

    How many servings is this?

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    • Skinny Ms.  June 16, 2013

      Joni, Approximately 3 servings at 1 cup each.

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  5. Cindy  July 29, 2013

    What about adding some Chia seeds for added protein!

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    • Skinny Ms.  July 30, 2013

      Cindy, Sure…chia seeds are a wonderful superfood.

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  6. StephanieJ  August 15, 2013

    When measuring the kale leaves, do you pack them in or measure them loosly?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2013

      Stephanie, Loosely packed.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014

      You measure them loosely.

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  7. Nicky  April 23, 2015

    Do the bananas and strawberries have to be frozen?

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    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2015

      Nicky, No, the bananas and strawberries do not have to be frozen.

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      • Tammy  January 31, 2016

        I think frozen makes a difference though. One it makes the smoothie naturally colder, but something about frozen before blending makes the smoothie have a thicker creaminess. Also, buying organic produce in bulk, waiting for peak ripeness then freezing makes smoothie ingredients readily available and reduces risk of produce going bad while it awaits the blender :- )

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  8. JN  January 20, 2016

    I cannot eat bananas, what is an appropriate substitute?

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    • SkinnyMs.  January 20, 2016

      Most smoothies can be made without the bananas. Try substituting 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, or 1/4 cup ground steel-cut oats. These ingredients will offer some creaminess, without altering the flavor profile too much.

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  9. Tammy  January 31, 2016

    Awesome. I added 1 TBS of chia seeds and a serving of organic source plain whey protein – nice combo, thank you!

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  10. Jennifer  February 6, 2017

    What brand of green tea do you recommend?

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    • Gale Compton  February 6, 2017

      Jennifer, Hmmmm…I prefer Matcha Green Tea because of its health benefits. There’s no particular brand I look for but in my pantry now is, The Republic of Tea. 🙂

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  11. Jennifer  February 9, 2017

    Are the health benefits the same hot or cold? Is metabolism boost one of the benefits? How much green tea rr day is recommended? Thanks

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    • Gale Compton  February 9, 2017

      Jennifer, Hot or cold has health benefits. The amount you drink is up to you. I have 1-2 cups daily.

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    • Gale Compton  July 18, 2017

      Hi Jennifer, The benefits should be the same hot or cold. Green tea typically contains caffeine so it’s probably best to avoid close to bedtime.
      A couple of cups a day a fine for most healthy individuals.

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  12. Marilee  May 31, 2017

    Do you include the stems of the kale in the smoothie? Most recipes I have seen say to cut out those stems but I’m willing to try anything once. I do appreciate your speedy answers.

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