This strawberry kiwi juice is slightly sweet, sour, and super refreshing - making for a perfect healthy summer drink! All you need is two ingredients and a few minutes to prepare this strawberry and kiwi juice - plus a blender or a juicer.
Clean and chop the fruits. Use the rough side of a clean, damp sponge to remove lots of the kiwi skin "hair" (alternatively, you can peel the kiwis). And slice away the stems of the kiwi.
Optionally, slice the stems from the strawberries, though they're edible – so you can leave them.
Using a Blender/Immersion Blender
I like to blend the fruits separately and then combine them. To do so, add the strawberries and kiwis to separate bowls (if using an immersion blender) and use an immersion blender or simply blend one fruit at a time in your blender. Blend until smooth.If you like the juice pulpy, you can easily combine both juices and optionally top up with a bit of water, sparkling water, or coconut water. Alternatively, use a fine-mesh sieve with a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag to drain the juice.
Using a Juicer
Slice the kiwis and strawberries into pieces large enough to fit your juicer chute. I leave the kiwi skin and strawberry stems on. Juice the fruit.
How to Store
Store: drink the strawberry kiwi juice within a few hours for optimal nutrients and freshness. However, you can store any leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days, covered.Note that if you keep the juice pulpy, the pulp will separate from the juice as it sits. So give it a shake before enjoying each time.Freeze: freeze any leftover strawberry kiwi juice soon after juicing for optimal nutrient retention. I recommend doing so in ice-cube trays for "portioned" amounts of juice. Freeze for up to 2 months. Then add the ice cubes directly to juices, smoothies, and slushies - or allow them to thaw in the fridge before enjoying as a juice.
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 kiwi strawberry juices for smooth results.
Make popsicles: there are several ways you can use this recipe to create strawberry kiwi popsicles. Either layer the juices separately or combine them. Optionally add a little sweetener and a slice of fresh fruit to the popsicles, freeze, and enjoy
Can I use frozen fruit? Feel free to use frozen fruit with a little water to create a quick kiwi strawberry slushy. Alternatively, allow the fruit to thaw and blend as written above. I haven't tried this, but it should work, especially when strawberries and kiwi are out of season.
Adjust the sweetness: I like to avoid adding extra sugars when possible. However, if needed, add the liquid sweetener of your choice (or a sweeter fruit juice).
Don't waste the juice pulp: if you like smooth juice, there's no need to discard the remaining pulp. Instead, save this to add to smoothies, in baked recipes like bread and muffins, or even compost it. If you have a lot, you can freeze it in ice cube trays to use later.
Optional Add-Ins and recipe variations:
Sweetener: I usually find that this juice is sweet enough on its own – though if you find it a little tangy, then add a little natural sweetener like maple, agave, or honey (or vegan dandelion honey).
Strawberry kiwi lemonade/limeade: follow this strawberry limeade recipe, swapping the strawberries for the strawberry kiwi combination.
Lemon/Lime: the added freshness for a squirt (or more) of lemon/lime juice is delicious with this juice combination.
Celery/Cucumber/Apple: all three options work well to dilute the juice while adding extra nutrients.
Melon: watermelon, cantaloupe, and other sweet melons pair perfectly with this juice.
Herbs: serve the fresh juice with herbs like mint or basil. Even a little thyme or basil would work.
Alcohol: you can adjust this kiwi strawberry juice into a super refreshing cocktail with the addition of rum, gin, or vodka.
Strawberry kiwi slushie: you can combine the fresh fruit with ice cubes or use frozen fruits to blend. Optionally add a natural sweetener or a little simple syrup, too.
Strawberry kiwi smoothie: it's easy to adjust this recipe to a smoothie. Combine both ingredients with a frozen banana and/or some of your favorite yogurt (dairy or dairy-free), then blend and enjoy! Optionally add a little orange juice and/or vanilla for extra flavor.