Kiwi Berry Punch

Berries are naturally sweet immunity boosters, low-calorie, and full of antioxidants. Kiwi is packed with vitamin C and an amazing fat-burning citrus fruit. We always keep several bags of frozen berries in the freezer— which is perfect for this recipe.

Kiwi Berry Punch

Serves 2


Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 bananas
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 avocado

Instructions

Blend spinach and water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. * Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.

158 Responses to “Kiwi Berry Punch”

  1. Hailey 6.29.2015 at 9:57 pm #

    I don’t understand how to use coconut oil in the smoothie. I use coconut oil for many things, but I’m not a pro at cooking with it or using it in food. Since the smoothie is cold, how do you keep it from turning into a solid and making chunks? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.30.2015 at 5:20 am #

      Hi Hailey,

      Great question. We suggest melting coconut oil prior to blendin’ (not hot, just melted) and once your smoothie is completely blended, turn your blender to it’s slowest speed and slowly pour in the melted coconut oil. It’s a great way to prevent any solid pieces of coconut oil from forming in your smoothie. Please let us know how this tip works for you!

      Cheers!

  2. Shawniqua Glover 6.28.2015 at 7:43 am #

    Is there a possible substitute for Avocado? (not a fan of them)

  3. Claudia 6.26.2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I can’t find blueberries, can i replace them with something else?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.26.2015 at 6:50 pm #

      Hi Claudia,

      Can’t find blueberries, no problem. Double up the amount of mixed berries, or replace the blueberries with strawberries or cherries…both make a great substitute!

      Cheers :)

  4. Anita 6.11.2015 at 9:43 am #

    Is it okay to substitue almond milk instead of water?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.15.2015 at 11:38 am #

      Hi Anita,

      Of course! We love switching up our liquid base! We especially love almond milk, since it is lactose free it is easily digestible, and its even low in fat and cholesterol free. Just make sure it’s unsweetened!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

  5. Amy Hegwood 6.1.2015 at 3:40 pm #

    Hi! All of your recipes say they are 2 servings, what do you do with the rest? if you are adding in fat and protein to make it a meal replacement do you still split it?

    Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.2.2015 at 3:43 am #

      Hi Amy,

      Great question! We sometimes enjoy the second serving as a snack later in the day, save the second serving for the next day (frees up one day of blendin’), or the best option…share it with a friend! And yes, our protein or meal replacement booster serving size suggestions are for two servings, so you would still split the smoothie into two after adding them!

      Hope that answers your question!

  6. Cassidi R 6.1.2015 at 9:34 am #

    I found your website this morning in the hopes of finding a way to consume healthier foods and I am so excited to try this out! i wish I had found the website yesterday to join this months 30 day challenge :( but I am signing up for next month!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.2.2015 at 3:40 am #

      Hi Cassidi,

      We’re so excited you found our website, and just at the perfect time! Our next challenge begins July 1! If you’re new to green smoothies, our favorite recipe for those just starting out is Beginner’s Luck! It’s still my personal favorite to this day!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/beginners-luck

      Please let us know if you have any questions! And we are so excited to have you join us for the July 30-Day Challenge! :)

  7. Jenny 5.21.2015 at 9:10 pm #

    Hi. I am just sitting here drinking my first ever green smoothie (Kiwi Berry Punch), I was a tad nervous that I would hate it but I love it (Husband wasn’t as keen so I don’t think he will be sharing or stealing mine). I added some Chia seeds (again first time ever). It was way easy to prepare too. Just hope I can stick to it. I am hoping to replace one meal a day and see how I go. Thanks for the recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.22.2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Hi Jenny,

      Rawk on! We’re so excited to hear you enjoyed your first green smoothie! Our favorite smoothie for beginners is Beginner’s Luck! I’ve been enjoying our green smoothies for over three years now, and it’s still my favorite! Even my husband likes it, and when we first started dating any vegetable to him was considered “rabbit food”.

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/beginners-luck

  8. Cindy 5.18.2015 at 8:11 am #

    I use frozen spinach so it keeps the smoothie cold and it’s just very easy but will it detract from the goodness of using fresh?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.19.2015 at 7:53 am #

      Hi Cindy,

      We love using frozen spinach! Spinach from the freezer aisle doesn’t always yield the tastiest results, so we love to freeze our own leafy greens! We just simply wash the leafy greens, pat dry, + freeze in an airtight container or ziploc bag. It’s a perfect way to stock up when your favorite leafy greens are in season, or even better on sale!

      Cheers :)

  9. Cathy 5.14.2015 at 11:34 am #

    I freeze bananas all the time. I cut them into one inch pieces that way I add only the amount I want when making a smoothie. As a matter of fact, I freeze most fruits and always freeze the spinach in it’s original bag from the market.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.14.2015 at 5:55 pm #

      Hi Cathy,

      Rawk on! I just froze bananas the same way this morning! :)

  10. Tiffany 4.22.2015 at 5:15 am #

    Hi,

    I wanted to know what the quickest way was to lose weight and detox a the same time.
    I have serious issues with binge eating and over eating i get hungry every 30 minutes and i crave chocolate and unhealthy foods.

  11. Anjali 4.21.2015 at 11:42 am #

    Hi !!!
    I decided to start replacing a meal with a smoothie to slim down and just feel better overall. On my hunt for the right recipes and advice I found Simple Green smoothies. I’m so glad! I love your approach to eating well and being healthy, that is what it’s all about it! I went ahead and purchased recipe cards for the April challenge, but unfortunately there are a few fruits that don’t fall on the low fodmap list. So, as you suggested, I use them for inspiration and the shopping list sure helps. I made this recipe first using a Kale and Spinach blend and a strawberry blueberry mix ( just because that’s what I had :) It was great! My husband (who has never had kale in his life) loved it too! My next step is to get my mom on board! Thank you ladies, you RAWK!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.21.2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Hi Anjali,

      We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us!

  12. Debbie 4.21.2015 at 3:47 am #

    Loving your website and smoothie ideas.

    We are new to Green smoothies and am enjoying experimenting with new flavours. Struggling to find some fruits at this time of year in the UK that actually taste good rather than bland but am persevering :-)

    One question, can you freeze bananas? I am finding ours are going overly ripe too quickly so wondered if I can cut them up and freeze them in bags?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.21.2015 at 7:18 pm #

      Hi Debbie,

      Of course you can freeze bananas! I like to cut them up, flash freeze them on a baking sheet, and then store them in ziploc bags or an airtight container in the freezer!

      Cheers :)

    • Michelle page 6.9.2015 at 8:37 am #

      Try the banana bag from Lakeland……it’s fabulous for giving bananas a longer life in the fridge

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.10.2015 at 8:44 am #

      Thanks for the tip, Michelle! :)

  13. Nea 3.29.2015 at 12:38 am #

    I am curious and new to this. This may come off as a dumb question. I notice you don’t say anything about peeling your fruits. Are you not suppose to peel them?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.29.2015 at 10:35 am #

      Thanks for reaching out. Feel free to leave the kiwi’s skin on if they are organic. :)

  14. Courtney 3.24.2015 at 9:11 am #

    Any tips on making smoothies less “watery”? I like my smoothies a little bit more creamy! Could I just use less water? Is it okay to add yogurt?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.24.2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi Courtney,

      You have to decide what’s best for your family, for ours we try to avoid dairy. Here are some of our favorite ways to make our smoothies thick and creamy!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/creamy

      Cheers :)

  15. Jodie 3.18.2015 at 6:12 pm #

    just discovered your website and I am very impressed. I will definitely be trying the kiwi berry punch. Kiwi fruit is one of my fav fruits and I live in New Zealand where we grow them well.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.19.2015 at 8:09 am #

      Hi Jodie. Thank you so much for blendin’ with us! Cheers :) Please let us know if you have any questions along the way.

  16. Karen Kinsey 3.4.2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Trying this smoothie without the avocado. Unfortunately avocado is one of the very few fruits or veggies that I do not care for and have not been able to bring myself to try it in a smoothie. Any suggestions for a good substitute? I try guacamole every time someone tells me, “oh you have to try this guac.” Haha; nope. I’ll try it one day in a smoothie, just not ready yet :-)!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.5.2015 at 5:46 am #

      Hey Karen,

      Thanks for reaching out. I would suggest subbing in a frozen banana. :)

  17. Missy 3.3.2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Can use something other than avocado? I am allergic to it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.4.2015 at 6:33 am #

      Hey Missy,

      Sub in a banana. :)

  18. Esther 3.3.2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Hi!!
    First I would like to thank you for sharing these recipes, first time I visit your blog and not the last!!!
    I was looking for some recipes with greens specially with spinachs and i found your blog.
    I saw the Kiwi berry punch and I didn’t hesitate in making it…..just had a taste and I looooved it…looking forward to try more recipes!
    Thank you!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.4.2015 at 6:29 am #

      Cheers! Thanks so much for blending with us!

  19. Kathy 2.17.2015 at 3:45 am #

    Hi, If i want this smooties as for breakfast, what could i had for proteins???
    Thank you!!!

  20. Garcsa 2.15.2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Is it okay if I use pre-frozen fruit and veggies?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 7:53 am #

      Totally. :) Our recipes are here to inspire you — you don’t have to follow them to a T. Yet we do think they are mighty tasty! Feel free to use other green smoothie recipes and even make some up yourself. The key to making green smoothies your lifestyle is making it easy and part of your daily routine. So we recommend using fruits and veggies that are easy for you to find and are affordable.

  21. Mysti 2.9.2015 at 9:18 am #

    Tried this recipe today as my first green smoothie. Actually love it! We didn’t have any avocado on hand so we just skipped it but I can’t wait to try it with the avocado! Thanks for the wonderful recipes and looking forward to starting the 30-day challenge in April.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.9.2015 at 2:26 pm #

      Hey Mysti.

      Thanks for blending with us! Enjoy your green smoothies + let us know if you need anything!

  22. Brian 1.27.2015 at 7:32 am #

    What’s the different from using kale or spinach? Taste?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.27.2015 at 5:15 pm #

      Hey Brian.

      Its hard to beat spinach when talking about nutrient packed greens. Just one leaf contains a sampling of more than 20 different nutrients. The list of benefits is nearly as long as the amount of nutrients: cancer fighting, blood pressure beating, bone strengthening, cardiovascular helping, brain boosting, skin smoothing, vision improving, inflammation reducing, energy increasing, and more. Spinach is a green smoothie staple for all!

      If you like spinach then you will like kale. They are both known for their wide variety of nutrients, mild taste, and availability in your local markets. The best part is that they are from different families, which will make rotating a breeze. Having any kind of health issue? Kale will probably help, though they are especially talented at fighting cancer.

      If you get spinach and baby kale, the taste difference is minor, but once you blend full grown kale, the taste will change.

      Cheers to health!

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