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?
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?
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