This homemade kiwi juice recipe is sweet, sour, tangy, and so refreshing! Juicing is a great way to add more nutrients into your diet. Kiwis are full of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Drink it alone, or add in more of your favorite fruits and vegetables for the perfect fresh kiwi juice.Jump to Recipe
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This fresh kiwi juice recipe really only needs two ingredients - fresh kiwi fruit and water! Kiwis have a naturally sweet flavor with a bit of a tangy taste. They also contain tiny black seeds which are edible.
- If budget allows, I highly recommend purchasing organic fruits and vegetables when juicing. Using organic produce for juicing ensures you’re not consuming extra pesticides, especially if you're using the skin of your fruits and vegetables.
- Peak season for kiwis is between October to May, however due to many growing regions around the world, kiwis can be fresh and enjoyed all year round.
- To pick the best fruit, look for ripe kiwis that are plump and are slightly soft. Firm kiwis can be very sour, but also avoid those that are overly soft or wrinkly.
Step 1: Clean - Clean the kiwis well - using the hard abrasive part of the sponge will help. You can also cut and remove the peels, but you will lose a lot of nutrients and some of the juice. I recommend juicing the whole fruit.
Step 2: Removing the tops and optional skin removal - Cut the top and bottom ends off the fruit. It is optional to remove the skin, but not necessary! Although the skin of the kiwi fruit appears inedible because of its fuzzy texture, it is actually fine to eat and is full of extra nutrients.
If you do want to remove the skin, you can do so in three ways:
- Knife - Carefully skin the fruit with a small paring knife.
- Vegetable peeler - use a peeler in the same way you would peel a potato.
- Spoon - Since the flesh of a kiwi is soft, you can simply scoop it out with a large spoon.
Step 3: Juice - There are four ways to make this kiwi fruit juice recipe: juicer, blender, immersion blender, or food processor.
Juicer - Juicing is easiest when you have a juicer. Juicers are great at extracting the fresh fruit juice and separating the pulp of the fruit for you. It is also easy to add in other fruits and vegetables with your juice.
Cut the kiwis in half to fit in the chute of your juicer. Turn on juicer to LOW and add kiwis one at a time through the chute until all are complete.
Blender/food processor - If you don’t have a juicer, don’t worry! You can still make fresh kiwi juice with a blender or food processor. This is the best method if you don’t have a juicer, but does take some work to strain the puree.
After cleaning the kiwis, cut them in half. Place kiwis into a blender or into a large bowl if using an immersion blender. Blend until smooth. If using a blender or food processor, you may have to do this in multiple batches.
Once blended, either add water at this step for a pulpy and thick juice, or strain for a thinner consistency juice with less pulp.
To strain, pour the juice into a cheesecloth or nut milk bag and manually squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Alternatively you can use a fine mesh strainer and press on the pulp to push through the liquid. If using a strainer, it will take some hard labor to push through the liquid.
Step 4: Finish the juice - Once strained, add in water and stir to combine.
At this point you can also add sweetener if you would like. Taste your juice first to see what is needed. Try coconut sugar, granulated sugar, simple syrup, honey, agave, or maple syrup.
You can also add in any other fresh fruit juices.
You can have this simple recipe as is, or add in additional ingredients to your liking. Here are some suggestions.
- Kiwi is such a versatile fruit, and it’s tart yet sweet flavor matches with many other ingredients. I particularly love pairing kiwi with watermelon juice and lime.
- Pair it with citrus fruits, or add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or lime juice.
- Blend with ice cubes for a kiwi smoothie.
- It would be great with other fresh fruits like strawberries, green apple, or pineapple. Strawberry-kiwi juice is delicious!
- Veggies like cucumber, carrots, and celery all work well for juicing.
- Adding fresh spinach to green juice or green smoothies is a great way to add more nutrients, especially if you’re not a big fan of some stronger flavored vegetables. Spinach has a mild flavor and blends well with fruits.
- Kale is another great leafy green for juices and smoothies.
- You can even add fresh herbs to your juice. Try parsley or fresh mint.
- Add in chia seeds to a glass of kiwi juice for extra fiber and antioxidants.
- Diluting: Kiwi juice can be thick and pulpy. The best way to consume it is to dilute it with water to thin the consistency.
- Straining: If you do not want to strain the kiwis after blending, I highly suggest scooping the kiwi out of the skin prior to adding to the blender.
- Bitter/Sour Taste: If kiwi juice is too bitter/sour, you can add sweetener, like maple syrup, agave, honey, or even simple syrup!
- Storing: Leftover kiwi juice is best served within 24 hours, but can last 2-3 days at most in the refrigerator.
- Freezing: Freeze fresh juice in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to an airtight ziplock or freezer bag and keep in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Read more about freezing juices in juicing for energy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Kiwi juice is a healthy drink. Kiwis are high in nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and vitamin E.
You don’t have to peel kiwis before juicing. The skin contains tons of extra nutrients, so I recommend juicing the whole fruit.
Look for kiwis that are plump and are slightly soft. Firm kiwis can be very sour, but also avoid those that are overly soft or wrinkly.
Yes, the tiny black seeds of kiwis are edible.
While the skin of kiwi seems inedible due to its fuzzy texture, it is the most nutrient-dense part of the kiwi, and can absolutely be eaten! Make sure to thoroughly wash the kiwi to remove dirt or bacteria.
Other delicious juice recipes
- How to Make Ginger Juice (Juicer + Blender Recipe)
- Mandarin Juice
- Simple Pineapple Ginger Immunity Juice
- Simple Mint and Ginger Lemonade
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How to Make Kiwi Juice (Juicer + Blender)￼
- juicer, blender, or food processor
- Strainer if using blender or food processor
- 15 kiwis
- 3 ¾ cups water
Clean the kiwis
- Use an abrasive sponge or firm scrub brush to remove some of the hairy skin. Rinse thoroughly after scrubbing and pat dry with a (paper) towel.
- If you prefer, you can completely remove the kiwi skin by: cutting the skin, peeling the skin, or scooping out the flesh with a spoon. This is optional and does reduce the nutritional value.
- Once clean, remove the hard stems of the top and bottom.
- Cut kiwis in half to fit in the chute of your juicer.
- Turn on juicer to LOW and add kiwis one at a time through the chute until all are complete.
Blender/Immersion Blender/Food processor
- Place all kiwis into blender, food processor, or into large bowl (if using immersion blender), and blend until smooth. If using a blender or food processor, you may have to do this in multiple batches.
- Once blended, either add water at this step for a pulpy and thick juice, or strain.
- To strain, pour the juice into a cheesecloth or nut milk bag and manually squeeze out as much liquid as possible, alternatively use a strainer and press on the pulp to push through the liquid. If using a strainer, it will take some hard labor to push through the liquid.
- Once strained, add in water and stir to combine.