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Surprisingly Healthy Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Summer is the perfect time for some tie-dying, only instead of white t-shirts… it’s a green smoothie! Vibrant, colorful layers are blended separately then spooned into jars and topped with a dollop of coconut whipped cream and sprinkles. Blend up a quadruple batch for a DIY tie-dye smoothie bar and let everyone create their own unique blend of flavors and colors


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Ingredients

Green layer:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup mango or pineapple, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk

Yellow layer:

  • 1 cup mango, cubed, slightly thawed if frozen
  • 1 orange, peeled

Pink layer:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 small beet, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Blue layer:

  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon butterfly pea powder
  • Pinch baking soda (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

 

Toppings:

  • Coconut cream, whipped
  • Naturally colored sprinkles (no artificial dye)
  • Freeze-dried berries or fruit, crushed

Instructions

  1. Blend green, yellow, and pink layers separately. Transfer each color to a separate bowl or jar. Rinse blender between each color. Add a little water if blender is having a difficult time blending.
  2. For the blue layer, place coconut milk and butterfly pea flower powder in a small jar or bowl and whisk together until combined. For a more “blue” layer, add a pinch of baking soda. Don’t worry! You won’t taste it. It’s just to neutralize the slight acidity from the coconut milk. Add lemon juice if you’d like the blue to become a bit more purple!
  3. To serve, spoon a little of each color into two pint jars. There will be more green than any other color. Top the smoothies with a dollop of whipped coconut cream (simply whisk the thick cream from canned coconut quickly) and garnish with sprinkles and/or freeze-dried fruit. Serve immediately.

Keywords: rainbow smoothie, unicorn smoothie