Rainbow Smoothies


I made this and it was really very easy – the base for all layers is the yogurt and banana, so I just mixed the amount for all of the layers at one time and put it in a bowl. Then spoon some if it into the blender, add the specific fruit for that layer and blend. It helps to start with the lighter colors because once I poured out that layer into a bowl, I really didn’t need to wash it out much before starting the next. Just put each layer into a small bowl, stick them in the freezer until they are all done, then take them out and start layering! I skipped the blue this time just to get the hang of it, but it would be super easy to make a double batch of the pineapple layer, then just divide it and mix the drop or so of the coloring in the remainder – easy-peasy! Another benefit – great way to get the littles to have spinach without fuss!

Ingredients:
Red Layer

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1/2 cup frozen raspberries
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    water or liquid for blending

Orange Layer

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1/2 cup frozen peaches
    1 small orange
    1/4 cup frozen mango
    water or liquid for blending

Yellow Layer

    2 frozen bananas
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1 cup frozen pineapple
    water or liquid for blending

Green Layer

    2 frozen bananas
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1 handful (or more) spinach
    1 cup frozen pineapple
    water or liquid for blending

Blue Layer

    2 frozen bananas
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1 cup frozen pineapple
    small amount of blue food coloring
    water or liquid for blending

Purple Layer

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1 cup frozen mixed berries
    water or liquid for blending

Magenta Layer

    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
    1/2 cup sliced beets
    1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries

Directions:

For each smoothie

    Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.
    Transfer the smoothie to a bowl or container, rinse the blender and prep the next smoothie.

To assemble the rainbow smoothie

    Carefully layer each color smoothie in glasses in rainbow order. If desired, blend the smoothie using a straw or stir stick. Top each smoothie with a toothpick filled with leftover fruit.

    I was able to make 8-10 rainbow smoothies using 15.5 oz glasses.
    The recipe can be scaled back to yield a smaller portion. Simply cut each smoothie recipe in half.
    If you'd like to avoid canned fruit, use fresh fruit. I would suggest cutting it up and freezing it so the smoothie will still be frosty and thic


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