This isn’t the usual smoothie recipe you’ll likely see on the web since majority of them are made with ice cream or milk of some sort, but this kiwi banana smoothie is a taste of my childhood. Every time i make it for my kids, i can’t help but remember how my mom used to make it for my siblings and i. It isn’t anything complicated, but it is delicious. I even remember how my mom came up with it one day. If you are aware of the classic summer strawberry salad that is only made with sugar and sour cream, yeah we were out of strawberries at that time but we had kiwi and bananas and mom just substituted the fruit and made this new smoothie. Now i purposely buy bananas and kiwis just to make this.
Smoothies are a popular wellness trend and frequently marked as health food. Every smoothie is modifiable for any taste or dietary preference, while some like them sweeter and others prefer no sugar. This smoothie can also be modified to your taste. If you like it sweeter, add more banana or sugar, for a more acidic kick, add more kiwi.
It is best to use ripe bananas in this smoothie as ripe bananas have the highest sugar content and you don’t need to add extra sugar, which this also makes only a 3 ingredient smoothie. Not to mention, bananas are usually always the least expensive fruit you can buy.
Aside from how easy it is to make this smoothie, bananas and kiwis have a lot of health benefits such as improving blood sugar levels, supporting digestive and heart health, full of antioxidants, and may even help loose weight as bananas make you feel fuller longer.
Sugar or honey (optional)
1/2-1cup Ice (if you want to serve it cold)
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For 2 servings:
- 2 ripe Bananas
- 2 small Kiwis (1 for less acidity)
- 1 heaping TBSP Sour Cream
- sugar or honey to taste (optional)
- 1/2-1 cup Ice (optional)
Peel bananas and kiwis, toss them into your blender together with a dollop of sour cream and blend until smooth.
Add sugar or honey to taste if desired.
Transfer to a glass and serve with an extra slice of kiwi for garnish if desired.
This smoothie is best served immediately as bananas can start to change color with time and will not make it very appealing to the eye.
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