How to make kiwi juice with or without a juicer – a wonderfully nutritious fruit juice with a sweet and sour flavor. Enjoy alone or combine with other juices for a refreshing, summer-ready fresh fruit juice.
Cleaning the kiwis. If I'm juicing the kiwis whole, I like to scrub them with the abrasive side of a sponge, which will remove lots of the "hairs" on the outside of the fruit. Alternatively, you can peel the skin but you'll lose nutrients that way.
Once clean, cut off the hard stem "tops."
Using a Blender/Immersion Blender
Place all the kiwis either in a bowl (when using an immersion blender) or blender and blend until smooth. Try not to over blend, so the seeds are not too broken up.
You can enjoy the kiwi juice with the pulp/seeds and top it up with water/coconut water or another juice. Alternatively, for a pulp-free kiwi juice, strain it.Pour the juice into a nut milk bag and manually squeeze it to get out as much liquid as possible.
Using a Juicer
I tend to only use a juicer for kiwi juice when combining it with other ingredients like celery, apples, etc. Simply cut the kiwi into pieces big enough to fit the juicer chute (with or without the skin) and juice.
How to Store
Store: I recommend drinking the kiwi juice within 24 hours for the best flavor and nutrient levels. However, the leftover juice will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator.Freeze: Freeze any leftover kiwi juice as quickly as possible for optimal nutrient retention. I recommend doing so in ice-cube trays for "portioned" amounts of juice. Then add the ice cubes directly to juices, smoothies, and slushies - or allow them to thaw in the fridge before enjoying.
Enjoy pulpy or smooth: the pulp adds extra fiber and nutrients. However, I know some people don't like the additional texture. When blending, it's as simple as straining the juice for smooth results.
If the juice is bitter: then feel free to either add a sweeter fruit juice with it or add a little unrefined sweetener like maple, agave, or honey.
Selecting the best kiwis: it's best to use ripe kiwis without being overripe (too soft). Use kiwis during their season for the best flavor. Off-season kiwis may require an additional sweetener.
Make kiwi popsicles: you can pour the kiwi juice (pulp included) into popsicle molds for an all-natural refreshing summer treat.
Greens: since this fresh kiwi juice is already green, adding a big handful of spinach or kale is an excellent way to up the nutrients without impacting the flavor too much.
Lemon/Lime: if the kiwi juice is sweet, then a little fresh lemon or lime juice adds a burst of freshness and a slight tang.
Coconut water: simply add coconut water to dilute the juice to your desired flavor.
Water: you can slightly dilute the kiwi fruit juice with still or sparkling water. Tonic water could also work.
Apple: apple and kiwi are a match made in heaven. Use around 2 apples per 1 cup apple juice (using a juicer) and combine with blended kiwi (not drained or drained).
Celery/Cucumber: I love to use celery or cucumber as a refreshing and neutral addition to this kiwi juice recipe that will dilute intense flavors while also packing in tons of nutrition.
Simple kiwi green juice: per serving, combine one kiwi, 1 sweet green apple (like gala apples) or pear, and 1/3-1/2 cucumber. It's easiest to make this with a juicer.
Other fruits: kiwi will also pair well with orange, mango, pineapple, grapes, guava, or even berries.
Pulpy juice: make with or without the skins and add a little water or coconut water when blending.
Herbs: serve the fresh kiwi juice with herbs like mint or basil.
Alcohol: for a simple summer cocktail, combine this fresh kiwi fruit juice with vodka, rum, or gin.
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