Yummy apple-banana-kiwi smoothie

FullSizeRender-2Hello reader,
welcome to another blog post of KosiesKitchen where we break down delicious recipes and teach you what you’re drinking and eating.
Today we have another delicious smoothie recipe for you. Here’s what you need.


1 apple – about 115gr
1 banana = about 100gr
1 kiwi = about 90gr
A little bit of water (10-20ml), useful for blenders that have a small container to make sure the blade catches the fruit. You don’t have to use water if your container is big but we do recommend using it, it’s just easier
This makes one glass.


First of all you have to peel the banana, put it in chunks into the blender, cut the apple in small pieces because you don’t want the whole thing in your blender. Trust me, it won’t work and as well you don’t want to eat the apple seed. Next thing you have to is either scoop out the kiwi out of its skin or if it’s not as ripe and you can’t do it then simply use a small knife to remove the skin. Next thing you should do is pour in the water, use cold water as it is more refreshing.


apple (115gr)
banana (100gr)
kiwi (90gr)
So in total we have:
Carbohydrates: 49.1gr
Fat: 0.93gr
Protein: 1.55gr
Calories: 208


Let’s break this thing further down and see how well it will protect you against pesky microorganisms that will try and fight your immune system.
Here are a few honourable mentions.


Vitamin C:
Oh yes, vitamin C, this smoothie is loaded with vitamin C. You’re probably wondering why this smoothie contains a big amount of Vitamin C. The answer to your question is simple. Kiwi. The kiwi contains about 40mg of vitamin C which is an insane number considering there’s a common misconception that only oranges, grapefruits and lemons contain the largest amounts of vitamin C but that’s not the case.
Long story short with our smoothie you will cover almost half of your recommended daily intake, protect yourself from infections and enhance iron absorption.


Vitamin K:
Now that read of the amazing kiwi, we will continue revealing the amazing benefits of this exotic fruit. Vitamin K is beneficial for your blood because when you are bleeding, vitamin K regulates the blood clotting. Another benefit is reduction of the chances of osteoporosis.
And for the females out there vitamin K can make your period lighter and easier to handle.


The apple, banana and kiwi combined can contain up to 7gr of dietary fibre which is almost a quarter of your daily recommended intake if you’re an adult.
So what is the function of dietary fibre in our bodies? It may not sound very pleasant but if you’re a person that goes to the loo regularly then it will help keeping the stool soft but as well decrease the risks of cancer.


Our smoothie contains minerals as well, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium. If you’d like to read more about magnesium then go ahead and check our post about magnesium.


By the way, the smoothie covers about 22% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium (300mg recommended based on an adult) and 43% of your daily potassium intake (2000mg recommended based on an adult).


Like most other minerals, potassium has many functions. It helps your body with cramps, bone density, brain function and blood pressure. Long story short, if you’ve read our other blog posts you know that you should not abandon fruits in your diet!


Thank you for reading to the end! We wish you a wonderful weekend and a great next week.
– Rosie and Kevin

Delicious banana blueberry smoothie


Welcome to KosiesKitchen and another easy and healthy recipe that we provide and break down into pieces. We’ll discuss things like ingredients, nutrients and of course how to make this delicious smoothie.

First of all, let’s start with the ingredients. All you need is 3 ingredients and a little bit of patience. Here’s what you need for one glass.

-100gr of blueberries
-100gr of banana

-100gr of greek yoghurt

We recommend that you put in the yoghurt first before the blueberries and banana otherwise, depending on your blender, it won’t blend as well and give your smoothie a nice and lovely texture. You can add milk or water (10-20ml should be more than enough) if you want your smoothie to not be as thick but this is an extra option which we did use.

Sounds simple, right? Just a few ingredients to make a heavenly smoothie to kickstart your morning, add it to your lunch or in case you’re revising for any upcoming exams. Let’s break this sweet thing down and have a deeper look of what we’re actually drinking by looking at this chart.

banana (100gr)
blueberry (100gr)
greek yoghurt (100gr)

So in total we have:

Carbohydrates: 31.2gr
Fat: 10.8gr
Protein: 8.3gr

Calories: 185

That doesn’t sound like a lot right? These numbers may look scary but there’s a lot more where they came from, in fact, we haven’t mentioned the vitamins and minerals that are hidden in this tasty smoothie.

Here’s just a few honourable mentions.

Vitamin C:
This is provided by bananas and blueberries and comes to around 40+mg which is almost half the recommended intake. The recommended intake is usually provided by your government and changes depending on the age and gender. You can find a lot of vitamin C in citric fruits such as lemons. So if you want to add a little bit more Vitamin C into your smoothie then go ahead and squeeze some lemon juice into the smoothie.

Vitamin C helps you to protect your body from infections but it also enhances the absorption of iron.

Vitamin B2+B6+B12:

This is also known as vitamin b complex. These vitamins are vital and have a big impact on your nervous system, immune system, metabolism and daily performance. The aforementioned vitamins are provided by the delicious greek yoghurt which is a great substitute for quark and natural yogurt in this smoothie, as it is much sweeter and smoother to compensate the tartness of the blueberries.


The bananas give this smoothie quite a handful of magnesium which the blueberries add to. If you check out our blog post about the benefits of magnesium, you will know that cocoa powder is an awesome source of magnesium – gram for gram it is one of the most magnesium-rich foods. Our smoothie provides you up to 10% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium. In addition to that, it has a positive impact on your heart and blood.


This important mineral can also be found in the delicious greek yoghurt. This helps prevent osteoporosis as it naturally strengthens your bones. For those of you who aren’t sure what osteoporosis is, it’s a disease that thins your bone tissues, which   can lead to breakages and fractures more easily. Although this is more common in elderly people this doesn’t mean you’re going to have osteoporosis on your 90th birthday.

Pro what? Probiotics! This can be found in greek yoghurts and pretty much in any other yoghurt in your every day supermarket.
Probiotics are microorganisms, essentially bacteria, that live in the yoghurt. This may not sound tasty at first, but we humans need bacteria whether we want them or not. Without them we wouldn’t have ever been able to cure some diseases.
Let’s just have a second to think about Alexander Fleming and Penicillin. If you want to know what that is, just use google 😃 . But what do those bacteria do?
Probiotics have multiple functions, they can help you with when you’re running to the loo too often, or not enough and lactose intolerance.

Long story short it’s a great thing.

Dear reader, if you think this post is as awesome as bananas and helpful then you should definitely check our blog out more often. We wish you a wonderful weekend – Rosie + Kevin