This Blueberry Kiwi Protein Smoothie is an awesome breakfast or post workout smoothie. It’s full of flavor AND will keep you fuller longer thanks to the hemp seeds, which are packed with protein.
*This post was originally published in 2015. It’s still the same recipe, but with better photos!
Happy Tuesday! I know Tuesdays aren’t nearly as exciting as Fridays but today we’re virtually drinking this kiwi protein smoothie together, so I think that helps.
Normally I go way overboard with my chocolate consumption around this holidays, which I think is totally normal. Listening to your cravings is important, but I think it’s equally as important to fuel our bodies will good-for-you foods, even on days when we might not feel like it. Certainly, this kiwi protein smoothie IS good for you, and quite tasty too.
Believe it or not, before creating this smoothie recipe, I hadn’t eaten a kiwi in over 10 years! Let me explain.
In first grade, my class took a field trip to a brand new grocery store in my town. During the trip, we learned all about the store and had the opportunity to sample some of the food, with one of the samples being kiwi. Most of the kids ate it and enjoyed it, while on the other hand, I ended up spitting mine out because I hated it so much.
That was 17 years ago.
Consequently, I developed a hatred of kiwis and didn’t realize it because WOW that’s a long time to go without eating a kiwi.
So, when I went to the grocery store last week, I decided to buy a few kiwis. Certainly, the experience was going to be different this time around. Plus, I’d say it was long overdue that I give kiwis a second try.
The good news is that kiwis are now on my “enjoy” list. That is to say, my tastebuds are no longer that of a seven year old’s, and I really like kiwis when they’re combined with blueberries in a smoothie.
Besides the kiwis, this protein smoothie is loaded with hemp seeds for that extra kick of protein (rather than protein powder). For instance, did you know that there’s 10 grams of protein in three tablespoons of hemp seeds? Now, we have kiwis and hemp seeds, but that’s not all! Add in some blueberries and a couple mint leaves and you now have a fruity, filling protein smoothie recipe.
Note: you can use fresh OR frozen blueberries in this recipe. Personally, I prefer using frozen fruit when available because it makes the smoothie thicker.
In short, this smoothie makes for an awesome breakfast or post workout smoothie and is a nice change of pace from your normal smoothie routine.Print
Blueberry Kiwi Protein Smoothie
This blueberry kiwi protein smoothie is an awesome breakfast or post workout smoothie. It’s full of flavor and will keep you fuller longer thanks to the hemp seeds, which are packed with protein.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: blender
- Cuisine: smoothie
- 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 kiwis
- 2 mint leaves
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Cut kiwis in half.
- Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Keywords: kiwi smoothie, blueberry kiwi smoothie, kiwi protein smoothie