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Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothies

As much as my kids love fruit, sometimes they get bored with it.  So what better way to jazz up some berries and bananas than with a festive layered smoothie?

Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothie ~ perfect for the Fourth of July!  |  {Five Heart Home}Smoothies are cool and refreshing, quick to make, and packed with nutrients.  They make a great snack or even breakfast on-the-go.  This smoothie has the added bonus of three yummy flavors in one, not to mention it’s easy on the eyes.  You may even be able to consider it patriotic if you overlook the pinkish hue of the raspberry layer and the purplish tint of the blueberry layer.  Let’s just call it a pastel version of red, white, and blue, shall we?

While it’s possible to get all fancy and complicated when making a smoothie, I prefer sticking with the basics.  Frozen fruit keeps a smoothie cold and thick, yogurt makes it rich and creamy, and honey can be added, if necessary, to sweeten up any too-tart fruit.  I like to use bananas in my smoothies because I think they result in a nice consistency while adding natural sweetness, meaning that most of the time, honey isn’t even necessary.

The key to keeping the layers separate in this particular smoothie is to make sure that each flavor blends up nice and thick (don’t add any extra liquid unless absolutely necessary) and to carefully spoon on the layers, rather than pouring them straight from the blender.

So this summer, whether you’re celebrating a Tuesday morning breakfast or the Fourth of July, try this luscious layered smoothie.  Fun to make, pleasing to behold, and tasty to drink…how can you beat that combo?

Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothies

Yield: 4 servings

Razz, White, & Blueberry Smoothies

With layers of raspberry, banana, and blueberry flavors, this tasty smoothie is fun and festive.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 bananas, cut into chunks & frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt, plain or vanilla, divided
  • Milk, as needed
  • Honey, optional

Instructions

    For the blueberry layer:
  1. Place frozen blueberries, 1 frozen banana, and 1/2 cup yogurt into a blender. Blend until smooth, adding just enough milk to allow blade to turn, if necessary. Taste, and if smoothie is too tart, add a squeeze of honey and blend again. Divide blueberry smoothie between four glasses. Rinse out blender before beginning next step.
  2. For the banana layer:
  3. Place 2 frozen bananas and 1/2 cup yogurt into blender. Blend until smooth, adding just enough milk to allow blade to turn, if necessary. Carefully spoon banana smoothie on top of blueberry smoothie in each of the four glasses.
  4. For the raspberry layer:
  5. Place frozen raspberries, 1 frozen banana, and 1/2 cup yogurt into blender. Blend until smooth, adding just enough milk to allow blade to turn, if necessary. Taste, and if smoothie is too tart, add a squeeze of honey and blend again. Carefully spoon raspberry smoothie on top of banana smoothie in each of the four glasses.

Notes

Add milk in as small quantities as possible, and only if necessary. You want the smoothie to be thick so that the layers will stay separated.

If you use plain yogurt or if your berries are tart, you may need to add honey, to taste. If you use vanilla yogurt and/or your berries are sweet, you probably won't need any honey.

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Comments

  1. I love smoothies and this one looks perfectly festive! And I love the name of the recipe, too:) Thanks for posting!

  2. How cute is your blog?! I love your design and style–so adorable. These smoothies look delicious, perfect for the 4th! Pinned! Hope you’re having a great week, Miss Samantha!

    ~Abby =)

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      You are so sweet, Abby! Thank you for your kind words about my site, the pin, and the FB like…it means a lot! Hope you’re having a great week, too. 🙂

  3. Love this beautiful drink! Pinned of course! Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I hope to see you again on Monday night!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      You’re so sweet, Karyn…thank you! I will definitely be back Monday night. Have a great week!

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