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Want to make kiwi juice but don’t have a blender? No problem! You can easily make this kiwifruit juice with or without a blender for a nutritious and delicious drink!

Mason jar filled with kiwi juice, served with a straw, next to several ripe kiwis.
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Whether you’re trying to eat better and get more fruits into your diet, or you just want a refreshing drink, fresh fruit juice is a great option. If you love making your own juice, you might also enjoy orange juice, mango juice, strawberry juice, and banana juice (aka banana milk). Kiwi juice also pairs wonderfully with any one of these if you want to mix and match!

Why you’ll love kiwi juice

I’ve started to really enjoy juicing fruits especially when eating them isn’t appealing or I just need something quick when I’m on-the-go. Kiwi juice is one of those juices that I keep coming back to for it’s delicious sweet and tangy flavor and beautiful color. If you’re still not convinced, here are more reasons to love this simple kiwi juice recipe:

  • Easy to make with just 2 ingredients
  • Ready in 5 minutes
  • No special equipment needed—this can be made with a blender, food processor or even immersion blender
  • No added sugar
  • Full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
A glass of kiwi juice with a straw next to sliced kiwi.

Health benefits of kiwi fruit

Kiwifruit, also called Chinese gooseberry, is a nutrient-rich fruit native to China. The most common type of kiwi is the green kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa), also known as the Hayward kiwi. There’s also golden kiwi (or yellow kiwis) and kiwi berries (a bite-sized version). All of these are full of nutrients and a great way to complement any diet.

Here are some of the health benefits of kiwi fruit juice you can expect:

  1. High in Nutrients: Kiwi is a nutrient-dense fruit that’s high in vitamin C, E, K, folate and potassium. In fact, it has more potassium than a banana, more vitamin C than an orange, and more vitamin E and K than an avocado!
  2. High in Fiber: One kiwi provides about 3 grams of fiber , which is 10% of the recommended daily intake for adults.
  3. May Improve Digestion: The high fiber content as well as a special enzyme in kiwi may help improve digestive health by promoting regularity and preventing constipation.
  4. May help lower blood pressure: Studies have shown that kiwi can help lower blood pressure levels in people with hypertension due to the high potassium content and its ability to counteract the effects of sodium in the body.
  5. May help reduce oxidative stress: The antioxidants found in kiwi may help reduce oxidatve stress and protect against chronic diseases such a cancer and heart disease.
  6. May help improve sleep quality: Eating kiwi before bedtime may help improve sleep quality due to is high content of serotonin and other sleep-promoting compounds.

What about if kiwi makes your mouth itch? You may have an oral allergy. Kiwifruit is a common cause of this triggering an immune system response with local allergic reactions around the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat. Usually the first signs of an allergy are mild and may include an itchy or tingling feeling in the mouth. If you have more severe reactions you should avoid kiwifruit.

Kiwi juice ingredients

Several ripe kiwis on a light background.

You only need two simple ingredients to make fresh kiwi fruit juice:

Kiwi: The main ingredient! Make sure to use ripe kiwi. Peak kiwi season is from October to May so this is the best time to find fresh kiwis but you can generally find kiwis in grocery stores all year round. If your kiwi is still firm, allow it to ripen at room temperature. Then transfer it to the refrigerator for up to a week.

Water: Helps dilute the juice a bit to make it more palatable.

Optional add-in’s:

  • Coconut water
  • Agave syrup or maple syrup
  • Fresh herbs like mint or basil
  • Citrus fruits: grapefruit, lime juice, lemon juice or orange juice

How to make

How to prepare a kiwi:

Start by cleaning the kiwi thoroughly under cold water.

Decide whether you want to use the whole fruit or not. For a sweeter, brighter green colored juice, peel the kiwis. If you care more about the extra nutrients and don’t mind a duller green color, keep the peel on. Yes, the peel is edible!

With peel: Use a scrubbing brush or abrasive sponge while washing to remove the “hairs”. Slice off the hard stem on top and the bottom.

Fresh kiwis with their ends sliced of on a cutting board.

Without peel: Use a knife or vegetable peeler to carefully remove the peel. Alternatively, slice the kiwi in half and scoop out the kiwi flesh with a spoon.

With a blender

  1. Add kiwi and water to blender pitcher and blend for 30-45 seconds, careful not to over blend.
  2. Enjoy fresh with the kiwi pulp and extra fiber, or strain it if you prefer a smoother juice. Use a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag over a large bowl to extract the juice from the pulp.

With a juicer

  1. To juice, first slice the kiwi into pieces to fit through your juicer chute. Peel the skin off if desired.
  2. This is a great time to add in other favorite fruits and vegetables that pair well with kiwis like strawberries, apples, and cucumber.
  3. Pour your fresh juice into a glass full of ice and enjoy!

Flavor Variations

A glass of kiwi juice is absolutely delicious as-is but it pairs well with so many other ingredients:

  • watermelon
  • citrus fruit like lemon or lime juice to brighten it up and add some zing
  • strawberry juice to make a strawberry kiwi juice
  • apples
  • veggies like celery and cucumber
  • leafy greens like spinach and kale
  • ginger for an additional boost of antioxidants
  • chia seeds for extra protein and fiber to make it like an agua fresca

How to store

For best flavor and most nutrients, enjoy the kiwi juice within 24 hours. If you have leftovers, it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. The high vitamin C content will degrade over time as it’s exposed to light and oxygen so if you can, make this juice right before you’re ready to enjoy it. Since it only takes a few minutes to make, that should be no problem!

Otherwise, you can freeze kiwi juice. Simply pour into ice cube trays and allow to freeze solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe container. When ready to use, thaw the kiwi ice cubes in the fridge for pure kiwi juice, or add it frozen to smoothies.

Mason jar filled with kiwi juice, served with a straw, next to several ripe kiwis.

Recipe tips

  • If your kiwi juice is too tart, feel free to add a liquid sweetener. A little maple or agave syrup can help to balance it out. Add it directly to the blender or if using a juicer, stir it into the finished juice.
  • Use ripe kiwis for the best flavor. Make sure they are soft—they should give a little when squeezed gently. On the other hand, if they’re too squishy with wrinkly skin, they’re overripe and might produce a more sour tasting juice.
  • If using a juicer, I recommend a high quality one like a slow masticating juicer as this will extract the most juice and preserve the nutrients better.

FAQ

Can you eat the skin of kiwi?

Yes, the skin of kiwi is edible and is actually full of extra nutrients.

Can you eat the seeds of kiwi?

Yes, kiwi seeds are edible.

What can I do with the kiwi pulp?

Bake it into breads and muffins, add it to smoothies or simply compost it!

A glass of kiwi juice with a straw and a slice of kiwi sitting on the rim of the glass.

More delicious fruit juices

I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe for fresh kiwi juice. If so, here are more amazing fresh fruit juices you’ll love:

Mason jar filled with kiwi juice, served with a straw, next to several ripe kiwis.

Kiwi Juice

5 from 2 votes
Author: Rachel
Want to make fresh kiwi juice but don't have a blender? No problem! You can easily make this kiwifruit juice with or without a blender for a nutritious and delicious drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 servings

Method

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 5 kiwi ripe
  • ½ cup cold water

Instructions 

  • Wash the kiwi under cold water.
    For a sweeter, brighter green colored juice, peel the kiwis. If you care more about the extra nutrients and don't mind a duller green color, keep the peel on. Yes, the peel is edible!
  • Without peel: Use a knife or vegetable peeler to carefully remove the peel. Alternatively, slice the kiwi in half and scoop out the kiwi flesh with a spoon.
  • With peel: Use a scrubbing brush or abrasive sponge while washing to remove the "hairs". Cut off the hard stem on top and the bottom of the kiwi.

With a blender:

  • Add the kiwi and water to a blender and process for 30-45 seconds. Be careful not to over blend or you may break up the tiny black seeds too much. You can also use an immersion blender or food processor.
  • Enjoy fresh as-is or strain it for a smoother juice. Use a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag over a large bowl to extract the juice from the pulp.

With a juicer:

  • To juice, first slice the kiwi into pieces to fit through your juicer chute. Peel the skin off if desired. This is a great time to add in other favorite fruits and vegetables that pair well with kiwis like strawberries, apples, and cucumber.
  • Pour your fresh juice into a glass full of ice and enjoy!

Notes

  • If your kiwi juice is too tart, feel free to add a liquid sweetener. A little maple or agave syrup can help to balance it out. Add it directly to the blender or if using a juicer, stir it into the finished juice.
  • Best enjoyed within 24 hours, but it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  • To freeze the juice: Simply pour into ice cube trays and allow to freeze solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe container. When ready to use, thaw the kiwi ice cubes in the fridge for pure kiwi juice, or add it frozen to smoothies.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    So yummy! I had a bunch of kiwis about to go bad and didn’t know what to do with them until I stumbled across this recipe for kiwi juice. Was super easy to make and delicious!