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Emerald City Smoothie Recipe (Copycat)


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Try your hand at making a delicious homemade Emerald City Smoothie recipe! It’s an old classic endearingly nicknamed Emerald City Smoothie Kent, after Kent county in London. Enjoy this delicious banana kiwi smoothie that’s thick and perfectly tangy with the addition of lime juice and yogurt. 

It’s a quick and easy smoothie recipe that promises a cool and refreshingly sweet, fruity drink. This combination of fresh fruits and light yogurt makes for a healthy yet decadent dessert. It’s a fruit smoothie blended to perfection, and better enjoyed with other healthy dishes. Pair it off with delicious Greek salmon salad bowls or a hearty roasted veggie salad.

Enjoy a cool and refreshing fruit drink with this three-step copycat Emerald City Smoothie recipe! Simply blend fresh bananas and kiwis with yogurt and lime juice for a deliciously smooth fruit beverage.

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins


  • 8 oz vanilla yogurt, (or key lime yogurt)
  • 2 bananas, cut into chunks
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice, (or lemon juice)
  • ½ cup ice cubes

To Serve:

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Place ice cubes, kiwis, bananas, yogurt, and lime juice into a blender.

  2. Cover and blend until smooth.

  3. Serve up nice and cold, garnished with a lemon wedge.


  • Sugar: 44g
  • :
  • Calcium: 252mg
  • Calories: 298kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 1159mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 84mg
  • Vitamin A: 247IU
  • Vitamin C: 161mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need a banana in a smoothie?

Bananas are one of the common ingredients for making fruit smoothies. Its subtle sweet taste pairs well with other sweet and tart fruits like kiwis, pineapples, or mangoes. Bananas also add a certain amount of natural sweetness and creamy-like texture when blended into a smoothie. That’s why its mild sweet flavor is the perfect taste to combine with the other fruits in this Emerald City Smoothie recipe.

Can frozen fruit be blended?

It is possible to blend frozen fruits inside the blender, but you would need a powerful blender for it. When using frozen fruits, we recommend slicing them into chunks beforehand to avoid damaging the blades of your blender. If your blender can’t handle frozen fruits, another option is to thaw them first.

What can you use instead of yogurt in a smoothie?

If you don’t have vanilla yogurt on hand, then you can use other dairy products like vanilla heavy cream, ice cream, or nonfat milk. These dairy ingredients are the perfect substitute for your smoothie. When blended, these ingredients will give your smoothie a thick and creamy consistency.

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Add this copycat Emerald City Smoothie recipe to your list of cool and fruity drinks for the summer. The combination of sweet and subtle tang from the kiwis and bananas make for a refreshing beverage. Pair it with some delicious salad or yogurt bowls for a complete healthy treat.
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