How to Make a Rainbow Smoothie

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It's the beginning of a wonderful day, and you're craving a smoothie. You can practically taste the cold and fruity flavors as you wonder what type of frozen beverage to blend together. What if I told you that you can create a smoothie with every flavor? Yes, I am talking about a rainbow smoothie. Not only is it delicious, but the colors are bright and bring a fun twist to your morning drink. Kids will love the presentation, and it's packed with all-natural, healthy ingredients. Learn how to make a rainbow smoothie of your very own!

(Image: Abbey Rodriguez)

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen oranges
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 frozen blackberries
  • 1 packet frozen acai
  • 5 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 2-3 cups coconut water

Tip

  • This recipe makes two rainbow smoothies.

(Image: Abbey Rodriguez)

Step 1: Blend each color layer

Separate frozen fruits in their specified quantities on a baking sheet or cutting board.

Start with the red smoothie layer. Blend together strawberries, raspberries and 1/4 cup coconut water. Pour into a separate bowl or cup. To make the orange layer, blend together mango, oranges, 1/2 banana, and 1/4 cup coconut water. Transfer to a separate bowl or cup. For the yellow layer, blend together pineapple, 1 frozen banana, and 1/4 cup coconut water. Transfer to a separate bowl or cup. To make the green layer, blend together spinach, 1 frozen banana, and 1/4 cup coconut water. Transfer to a separate bowl or cup. Lastly, make the purple layer. Blend together blackberries, blueberries, acai, and 1/4 cup coconut water. Transfer to a separate bowl or cup.

(Image: Abbey Rodriguez)

Tip

  • Depending on the power of the motor in your blender, you may need to add more coconut water to each smoothie layer. Add 1/2 cup coconut water, if the consistency is too thick for your liking. If the smoothie becomes too thin, add in frozen bananas to thicken. You can also place the bowls in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to firm up, if needed.

Step 2: Assemble the rainbow smoothie

Arrange your bowls and cups of smoothies by color. Use a spoon to layer in each color into a large glass, starting with purple at the bottom. Add about 1 tablespoon at a time, and a total of 3-4 tablespoons in each layer. Be careful not to add too much at once, or the colors will run together. Layer green next, then yellow and orange. Finish topping off the rainbow smoothie with the red layer.

(Image: Abbey Rodriguez)

Step 3: Serve and enjoy!

Top with fresh fruit, if desired. Serve with a straw, and enjoy!

(Image: Abbey Rodriguez)

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