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Creamy Coconut Kiwi Smoothie: Filling, healthy and bursting with flavor --- antioxidants, rich in fiber and potassium (think happy heart and healthy blood pressure)

Michaela Cisney

By Michaela Cisney TheKitchn.com

Published July 6, 2015

Creamy Coconut Kiwi Smoothie: Filling, healthy and bursting with flavor --- antioxidants, rich in fiber and potassium (think happy heart and healthy blood pressure)
I've always thought that kiwis are one of the most beautiful fruits. That gorgeous green, the tiny seeds, the sunburst from the center. So much love. Unfortunately, I usually buy a carton of them, eat a few and then forget the last two or three in a bowl on the counter, buried beneath a fresh batch of peaches or plums.


In an effort to enjoy every last kiwi, I created this creamy, coconut-drenched smoothie that's satisfying, laced with fresh lemon and bursting with kiwi flavor.


This smoothie is packed with energy and nutrients. The avocado and coconut milk fill you up with healthy fats (a prerequisite for long-lasting energy); the lemon loads your immune system with vitamin C; the coconut water hydrates; and the kiwis are basically little green vitamin bombs all on their own.


Full of protective antioxidants, rich in fiber and potassium, great for eye health and a tasty source of potassium (think happy heart and healthy blood pressure), kiwis make great snacks ... and, of course, smoothies.

CREAMY COCONUT KIWI SMOOTHIE

SERVES: 1, generously

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and quartered .
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons canned coconut milk
  • 1 lemon, juiced (more to taste)
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy, about one minute. Serve over ice; garnish with lemon and kiwi slices.

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(Michaela Cisney is a writer for TheKitchn.com, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking. Submit any comments or questions to editorial@thekitchn.com.)