Ah, the kiwi. The unique bright green fruit with a scruffy brown skin. It doesn’t look like it should taste as good as it does. This vitamin powerhouse is great in smoothies, salads, salsa, and more, so check out these paleo-friendly kiwi recipes like kiwi salad juice, acai bowls, and lettuce wraps.
1. Spicy Stawberry Dessert Salsa
Full of spice and spunk with strawberries, kiwis, apple, jalapenos, and lime juice, this dessert salsa is refreshing and simple without any refined sugars, or really any added sweetener at all. Of course, that changes if you serve it with the recommended paleo sugar cookies…which look amazing.
2. Kiwi Salad Juice
Not a big salad eater? No big deal. Get your vitamins and greens in the form of this yummy and easy juice, made with kiwis, pear, cucumber, carrot, lemon, romaine lettuce, celery, mint leaves, and a knuckle of ginger. It’s bright and flavorful, but still sweet from the fruit.
3. Green Over Green With Green on Top Salad
Made exclusively with green ingredients, like salad is sweetener and more filling than it looks. The base is Swiss chard, but the toppings include grapes, kiwi, avocado, and a dressing of whole grain mustard with fresh sage, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.
4. Rainbow Fruit and Yogurt Layered Ice Cream
This pretty ice cream cake reminds me of the Italian dessert, semifreddo, which means “semi frozen.” It has lovely layered colors and is made with raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, a sweetener of choice, and yogurt (this blogger uses vanilla coconut yogurt).
5. Strawberry Dream Healthy Bowl
If you’ve been around in the paleo scene for longer than a few minutes, you’ve probably experienced the magic of frozen bananas whipped and blended into an ice cream treat. This version combines that with strawberries for extra flavor, alone with kiwis, grapes, and almonds for the top.
6. Homemade Electrolyte Orange Kiwi Citrus Slushy
This delicious drink is a great way to stay hydrated on hot summer days, or when you’re exercising and losing water. The fresh juices of orange, kiwi, and lime are rich in vitamin C, and sea salt adds much-needed minerals you lose when you’re sweating.
7. Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl With Kiwi and Hemp Seeds
Smoothie bowls are a great compromise between a solid breakfast and something a bit easier to get down first thing in the morning, like a smoothie. This one is made with zucchini, banana, mixed berries, coconut milk, almond butter, and toppings like kiwi and hemp seeds.
8. Strawberry Kiwi Mojito Smoothie
This smoothie comes with the option to add rum or vodka, or leave it family-friendly without any alcohol. You’ll otherwise need strawberries, kiwi, fresh mint leaves, and crushed ice to make this ice-cold, refreshing drink that’s ideal for summertime.
9. Kiwi Strawberry Acai Bowls
Rich in antioxidants, acai is nourishing to your body and it’s delicious when blended with ripe banana, coconut milk, and frozen blueberries. This recipe starts with acai powder as the acai base. You can top with kiwis, coconut milk, walnuts, and ripe strawberries.
10. Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps With Mango Kiwi Salsa
Kiwi doesn’t have to be reserved just for sweet dishes and salad accessories. The kiwi in this recipe is an integral part of balancing the fish taco flavors, including cilantro, crisp radishes, and wild caught Alaskan cod. These are the perfect light lunch.
11. Healing Green Smoothie
This green smoothie is sure to give you the dash of afternoon energy you’re looking for, with apple, kiwi, spinach, ginger, mineral water, and a bit of lemon juice. As optional add-ins, try aloe vera gel fresh from a leaf, or a few raisins or dates for extra sweetness.
12. Dehydrated Kiwi Chips
I’m a huge fan of dehydrated fruit as a healthy snack and quick source of sustainable energy. Dried fruit from the store is usually filled with sweeteners, artificial coloring agents, and preservatives to keep it unnaturally bright. Embrace the natural, healthier look of real dried fruit.
13. Coconut and Kiwi Fruit Chia Pudding
Made with coconut milk, shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and fresh kiwi, this flavorful and naturally sweet chia seed pudding is one you’ll want to make every day. Black chia seeds help thicken the coconut milk and turn it into a rich pudding.
14. Kiwi Watermelon Popsicles
We love making homemade popsicles in our house. They’re the ultimate treat that doesn’t need any sweetener if you use the right fruits. This recipe is great, because it uses only watermelon chunks and fresh sliced kiwi. It’s naturally sweet and colorful!
15. Pico de Gallo de Frutas
This fresh fruit salsa is made with kiwi, jicama, strawberries, lime juice, sea salt, and ground cayenne pepper. The hot and spicy pepper is amazing with the cold, sweet fruits and the juicy, refreshing texture of cubed jicama. You’re going to want to try this one.
16. Raw Kiwi-Banana Tarts
You know those glossy rainbow fruit tarts in the fancy bakery section of specialty grocery stores? This is the healthier, raw version, but with kiwi and bananas instead of berries. You’ll need pitted dates, raw nuts, cinnamon, salt, bananas, coconut milk, and kiwis.