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Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothie

    This fun and patriotic red, white and blue layered smoothie is packed with nutrients, not sugar! The perfect healthy sweet treat for kids and adults alike to enjoy during the holidays or any time of year.

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    My five year old is smoothie obsessed! He calls me the Smoothie Queen and is always waxing poetic about how I’m the best “smoothie maker” in the world. 

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    It probably shouldn’t surprise me too much. After all, he’s been eating smoothies since he was 8 months old.

    In fact, I’m pretty sure he drank my Avocado Blueberry Baby Smoothie for a year straight.

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    In my ongoing effort to make him smile, I decided to get a little creative with my smoothie making skills and transformed his favorite fruits into a Red, White & Blueberry Smoothie! Ok fine, the red is more like a pink but that’s because I added creamy, protein-packed Greek yogurt to each layer for added nutrients.

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    If you’re intimated by layering smoothies, don’t be! They truly couldn’t be easier. The secret is to start with frozen fruit which result in a thicker smoothie.

    Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothie

    Another tip? Throw the glass in the freezer for 5 minutes after pouring each layer. That will ensure that the next layer doesn’t sink through the last.

    Red, White and Blue Smoothie

    Of course, these red, white and blue smoothies are just ONE idea for layering. Feel free to get creative with any of your favorite fruits and veggies!

    Your straw is waiting.

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    Red, White and Blue Layered Smoothie

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    This fun and patriotic red, white and blue layered smoothie is packed with nutrients, not sugar! The perfect healthy sweet treat for kids and adults alike to enjoy during the holidays or any time of year.
    PREP: 15 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    Bottom Layer

    • ½ cup frozen raspberries
    • ½ cup frozen strawberries
    • ¼ cup whole milk
    • ¼ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt

    Middle Layer

    • 1 ripe banana (previously frozen in chunks)
    • ½ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt

    Top Layer

    • 1 cup frozen blueberries
    • ½ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt

    Instructions
     

    • Working one layer at a time, start by placing all of the ingredients in the bottom layer in a high speed blender and pureeing until smooth. Divide evenly between two tall glasses. 
    • Rinse blender then repeat step one with the middle layer ingredients. Finally, repeat step two with the top layer ingredients. 

    Notes

    If you’re not working with frozen fruit the layers will not be thick enough to stay separate. Instead, try blending in ice and/or placing the glass in the freezer between each layer. That said, it tastes just as delicious if the layers don’t stay separate.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1glassCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 39.8gProtein: 15.1gFat: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 4.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 70mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 23.5g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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