Kiwi Strawberry Twist

Get adventurous with your green smoothies by rotating the greens you put in it (which is a great way to avoid alkaloid build-up.) Strawberries, kiwi and fresh oranges give this green smoothie a sweet vitamin C boost.

Kiwi Strawberry Twist

Serves 2


  • 2 cups kale and dandelion greens, fresh
  • 2 cups orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 kiwi
  • 1 bananas
  • 1 lemon, squeezed


Blend kale, dandelion greens and orange juice until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. * Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold. TIP: You can keep the kiwi skin on to add an extra nutritional boost of fiber. But feel free to peel the fuzzy kiwi skin. It's really a personal preference.

54 Responses to “Kiwi Strawberry Twist”

  1. Lili A 2.15.2015 at 9:19 am #

    Can I switch the lemon juice out for sth else? What would work well?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 8:00 am #

      Hey Lili.

      Thanks for the comment, feel free to leave it out or sub in a lime. :)

  2. Suzzette 1.5.2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Wow I just signed up and I cant wait to start the challenge

    My first stop tomorrow will be the super market

    I’m definitely going to invite my family and friends to join team green :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 7:56 am #

      Welcome + thanks for blending with us! Cheers!

  3. Clinton 10.4.2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Hi, a lot of your recipe links are broken.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 7:55 am #

      Hey Clinton.

      Are they working now?

  4. Susan 7.11.2014 at 7:47 am #

    Do you have a smoothie that i can put pomegranate juice in? Love your blig..

  5. CharlesG 6.12.2014 at 10:22 pm #

    I use apple instead of orange juice, spinach instead of dandelion, & no banana. It was my 1st green smoothie, but the best smoothie I have ever had; plus its filling.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.11.2014 at 8:03 am #

      Wonderful, Charles!

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  7. Amanda 3.15.2014 at 9:51 am #

    Instead of sqeezing out tye orange juice can I just use 2 cups of oranges?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.17.2014 at 8:37 am #

      Sure! You may want to add a bit of water, though, if the blender has some struggles blending it all up.

  8. Brenda 1.27.2014 at 8:57 pm #

    I have enjoyed reading all of the question and answer very helpful.
    My ? I am Diabetic is it safe for me to do orange juice I am only allowed 3oz

    • Jadah and Jen 1.28.2014 at 8:16 am #

      Hi Brenda!
      If you’re only allowed 3 oz then we’d suggest not using it, and using water instead :-)

  9. Brenda 1.27.2014 at 8:54 pm #

    I have enjoyed reading all of the question and answer very helpful.
    My ? I am Diabetic is it safe for me to do orange juice I am only allowed 3oz

  10. Marlin 11.7.2013 at 5:25 am #

    Hi! What would be a good substitute for the banana? I cant eat banana, mango or avocado :(

  11. yvone 10.14.2013 at 5:14 pm #

    This is a great selection of healthy food choices for the skin, appetite and eating healthy overall. Good job! Keep it up. Just love it.


  12. Janet Miller 8.30.2013 at 7:35 am #

    What would be a good substitute if I can’t do oranges? TIA

  13. Sheri 7.16.2013 at 6:23 am #

    Where do you get dandelion greens? Is it safe to just pick them off my lawn if we don’t use weed killers? :P

    • Jadah and Jen 7.18.2013 at 3:20 pm #

      We get ours at Whole Foods or from fresh markets of some kind!

  14. Vanessa 5.10.2013 at 8:21 pm #

    No kale in the fridge, so I used spinach instead. It tasted amazing! Looks like I’ll be heading to the market soon!

  15. Cassi 4.2.2013 at 8:27 am #

    I don’t have orange juice, so we used 1.5 cups water and 2 lil cuties in this. Good!!!

    • Cassi 4.2.2013 at 8:28 am #

      Also didn’t use the skin on the kiwi, but left the green tops on the strawberries :)

  16. Danelle 3.30.2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Made this yesterday morning and loved it! Left the skin on the kiwis and the tops on the strawberries. Also used almond milk instead of water and split between half fesh and half frozen strawberries! Delicious!!

  17. Thy V 3.27.2013 at 7:46 pm #

    So I am using frozen strawberries and was wondering if i should try to slice it up and then measure it or just measure the whole frozen strawberries

    • Sandy 4.3.2013 at 7:31 am #

      I often have this same question. Now I just use a scale to measure out 8 oz which is 1 cup. Hope that helps :0)

      • Gayle 7.12.2013 at 10:00 am #

        I was reading through the comments on this recipe and happened to notice your post. I just wanted to let you know that volume and weight are not always perfectly interchangeable. In some instances, like one cup of water and 8 oz. of water, you might see they convert nicely, but in others, you won’t. Take for example 8 oz. of kale. That is usually more than 5 times greater than one cup of Kale. Weight takes into consideration density which volume does not. So back to your strawberry dilemma, it actually does make a difference if you want to be precise on whether they are frozen or fresh. Frozen foods are less dense then there fresh counterparts and expand slightly. Intuitively we know this because ice floats on water and a glass jar full of water will shatter if you freeze it. What this means is that 1 cup of frozen strawberries will weigh less than 8 oz. I recommend adding a few more strawberries if they are frozen not only for measurement reasons but because flavor is greatly reduced and nutrients are lost through this process.

  18. Amanda 3.26.2013 at 10:21 am #

    Do you have the nutritional info of your smoothies on this website? I would love to be able to see that : )

  19. Penny 3.22.2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I want to get used to that skin-on thing because for me the less peeling the better! lol

  20. katie 3.15.2013 at 1:05 pm #

    The orange overpowered the kiwi strawberry flavor for me,which was dissappointing. However, my picky smoothie drinking 6 year old devoured it. So a keeper for him, for sure. Maybe a good choice for popcicles this summer.

  21. Aree 3.4.2013 at 4:52 am #

    I see that no ice is used to make any of these smoothies… Why is that and if done will it come out the same?

    • Jen H 3.4.2013 at 10:05 pm #

      Hi Aree— we use frozen fruit to chill our smoothies. It’s easier on the blender, kills tow birds with one stone and still chills it nicely. Sometimes we use all fresh produce and will add ice to our smoothies to chill them. If you prefer a really cold smoothie— add ice. That’s just more hydration for you!

  22. Jessi 2.18.2013 at 9:04 am #

    I tried this recipe with a mix of spinach and kaleidoscope chard. And instead of using orange juice (I didn’t have any handy…) I decided to try throwing in two small blood oranges peeled. It is phenomenal!

  23. Alissabeth 2.15.2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I love eating my kiwi with the skin on. Can’t wait to try!

  24. Jennifer Wong 2.13.2013 at 5:16 pm #

    when making smoothies am I supposed to drink all of this in one day?

    • Jen H 2.14.2013 at 7:52 am #

      Hey Jennifer. Each recipe makes 2 servings. A serving is actually 2 cups. So you can save the leftovers for later in the day or share with a friend. My husband and I split the recipe and it works great that way.

  25. Betty 1.30.2013 at 2:16 am #

    This will be my “this morning” drink. Have everything in stock. Since I’m kinda new to kiwi, (not a big fan yet), I think I’ll do it sans the skin. Will post results.

    • Jen H 1.30.2013 at 12:33 pm #

      I think sans skin is a good idea when starting out. Hope you enjoy!

  26. rochelle 1.28.2013 at 8:54 am #

    what other greens can you put?

  27. Kem 1.23.2013 at 11:43 am #

    I’m so going to try this tomorrow!! Can’t Wait!!!!!!

  28. Shantoya 1.22.2013 at 4:22 am #

    I kept the skin on and you’re right! The skin tickles my lips a little but it was still great either way. Thank you!

    • Jen H 1.23.2013 at 6:51 pm #

      Yeah for extra fiber! Haha.

  29. Shantoya 1.14.2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Keep the skin in the kiwi?

    • Jadah S 1.15.2013 at 12:31 am #

      Shantoya, I keep the skin on for extra fiber, but it does add a certain texture and taste to it. The skin is edible, but it’s a personal choice. :-)

    • Jen H 1.15.2013 at 8:49 pm #

      That’s up to you. You can get more fiber and nutrients with the skin on, but it will definitely affect the texture. Let me know which way you go and what you think.

  30. Rob Carson 1.14.2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I used a cup of spinach and a cup of kale for the greens and i added an extra banana… Outstanding!

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