Layered smoothies are just what they sound like - a smoothie with layers of deliciousness that make for a great meal or snack as well as an outstanding presentation. Done correctly, a smoothie is a healthy meal option that is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay well. If you're tired of the same old thing, you are going to love these layered smoothies that really hit the spot. Thank you to Brit.co for sharing these delightful treats with us. Enjoy!
1. Berry Beet Smoothie
Beets might not be the first thing you think of when you’re blending up breakfast, but they bump up the nutrition factor in a major way. Here they’re combined with raspberries, bananas and OJ for a gorgeous deep purple hue. The lighter layer is made up of strawberries and pineapple to round out a sweet, refreshing smoothie.
2. Cherry Mango anti-inflammatory Smoothie
If this smoothie doesn’t make you happy in the morning, nothing will. It’s vibrant like a summer sunrise and tastes like a tropical vacation, not to mention its nutritional value is through the roof.
3. Layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Smoothie
When you’ve successfully completed your morning spin class, you want something that will nourish your body, but also treat your soul. This peanut butter chocolate protein shake tastes like candy while fueling your post-workout recovery.
4. Vanilla Chia Pudding with a Kiwi-nana and Mango Smoothie
You can’t make this smoothie and not Instagram it. Slurp the top half with a straw and switch to a spoon to scoop the thicker bottom layer.
5. Hawaiian Beery Smoothie
This tropical smoothie layers frozen mango with berry yogurt for a fresh and filling fix. If you want to avoid streaks, freeze your smoothie for about five minutes after you pour the first layer… but we won’t blame you if you don’t have the patience and want to dig right in!
6. Master Immune Boosting Smoothie
The ingredient list for this smoothie may be a mile long, but the antioxidant content alone is worth it. Prep all your fruits and veggies the night before so all you have to do in the morning is blend ’em all together.
7. Kiwi Banana Smoothie with a Twist
The secret ingredient to this green layered smoothie is nutrient-rich spinach. Try using frozen bananas instead of ice cubes for a frothier and more flavorful breakfast treat.
8. Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie
Smoothies that actually taste like milkshakes are the best kind. This one tastes like your favorite diner dessert, but with enough protein to act as a meal replacement.
9. Layered Mixed Berry Green Power Smoothie
Now this is what we call starting your morning off right. The delicious combo of fruits and veggies (trust us, the spinach in this smoothie works), along with a dollop of protein powder, will chase those Monday blahs away for sure.
10. Lemon Blueberry Layered Smoothie
This beautiful smoothie is perfect for breakfast because of the zesty and energizing lemon. The thicker your smoothies are, the better they’ll layer together. Adding small amounts of liquid at a time to your blender ensures that the mixture doesn’t thin out too much and you’re left with a beautiful presentation.
11. Rainbow Smoothie
It may seem like a lot of work to make seven different batches of smoothies, but all you have to do is rinse out your blender each time and dump the next batch of ingredients in. This colorful concoction would make for a super special birthday breakfast in bed. Who needs funfetti when you have a rainbow smoothie?
12. Pineapple Blueberry Raspberry Breakfast Layered Smoothie
Getting kids (heck, even some adults) to eat their vegetables can be a challenge. The fool-proof way to get your daily dose is to blend them up in a tasty smoothie. They’re even more apt to drink it if it’s layered and looks fun to eat.
13. Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Smoothie purists, this one’s for you. This stunning drink boasts frozen strawberries, chunks of sweet mango, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a splash of water — that’s it. It tastes like you’re drinking a popsicle, but it’s actually good for you.
14. Sunrise Smoothie
Serve these lovely smoothies in a champagne flute for a brunch shower and your guests will be amazed at the thought you put into the presentation. With pineapple, mango, banana and strawberry, these sweet drinks are sure to transport you to a tropical destination in one sip.
15. Superfood Power Smoothie
This filling smoothie will carry you all the way from breakfast to lunch with no pesky hunger pangs. Spinach, strawberries, flax and apple keep you feeling full and refreshed with no added sugar.