I’ve been a smoothie lover ever since I can remember. They’re super easy to whip up, and I love getting creative with different flavor combinations. I don’t share too many of my recipes because I usually will make them before work, and don’t have time to take a fancy photograph!
This double-layered smoothie is the exception!
I’ve never made a layered smoothie before, but I was excited to try. I’ve seen them floating around on Pinterest and a few food blogs I keep up with. And they’ve inspired me to take the plunge and make my own! I have a magic bullet that I like to use to make individual smoothies in the morning. I keep it out beside the fridge so I can just throw everything in, blend, and go in the mornings.
I get on my smoothie kicks .. usually making smoothies daily for a month, then not making them for a month… I find different ones I like, and stick to them for a while. My favorites always include bananas.. They just give the smoothie a good, smooth texture (even though I still won’t eat a banana plain).
I made this one a little tropical flavored since the weather has been so summer-like outside (my fav!) The yellow layer has some banana, coconut milk, peaches and pineapple. And the red is the sweet berry part. I still included banana here for the smoothness, and then added strawberries and blueberries and a tad of cherry juice to help color (plus I’ve read tart cherry juice is super good for you, so I’ve been keeping it in the fridge.)
The layers here kind of remind me of a ‘Miami Vice’ — a layered strawberry daquiri and frozen pina colada. The first time I saw one, I was on a cruise ship and was 13 years old… I, of course, had the virgin version at that time, and I still have to have one when I go on vacation — they bring back memories and are super tasty! [Of course, I’ve graduated to the non-virgin kind] :) I’ll have to make a Miami Vice at home sometime this summer and blog the recipe for y’all — it’s definitely a favorite!
- Add all "red layer" ingredients into a blender cup and blend. Pour into your serving glass.
- Add all "yellow layer" ingredients into a blender cup and blend. Pour this over the red layer in your serving glass.
- Garnish with whatever you like, I used coconut.
- Add a [smoothie] straw and enjoy!
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