Choco-Kiwi Smoothie

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Need more vitamin C? Before you reach for an orange, consider kiwi fruit. A cupful of this tropical green gem gives you 273% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, while also packing in plenty of fiber, potassium and vitamins E and K. Combined with cacao powder, pumpkin seeds and a handful of leafy greens (sunflower sprouts are even better, if you can find them!), it makes a morning smoothie you can sub in for that usual glass of OJ any day of the week.

Choco-Kiwi Smoothie

Choco-Kiwi Smoothie

Makes 1 smoothie


1 cup water
½ cup ice
2 Tbsp. cacao powder
1 kiwi, peeled
1 cup sunflower sprouts or leafy greens
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 medjool date, pitted


  1. Pour water into blender, then add remaining ingredients. Blend for 1 minute or until all ingredients are completely blended.
  2. Pour into tall glass, serve immediately.

Nutrition info: 339 calories; 17 grams fat; 12 grams fiber; 24 grams sugar; 13 grams protein; 117% vitamin C; 404 mg potassium