Give your tastebuds a variety of surprise with layered smoothies! Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, these striped smoothies are loaded with all things good. You can switch up the colours based on the array of fruit colours that match the rainbow. For instance, if you wanted a rainbow smoothie you would start with a raspberry-based smoothie blend on the bottom (red), followed by a persimmon blend (orange), then mango (yellow), then a green-smoothie blend (green), followed by a blend of blueberries (blue).
The fun you can have with these is endless! They make a wonderful activity for you to create with your friends or children, and will be a number one hit at any party or gathering you so choose to have. For directions, continue reading below!
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You can make a double layer, triple layer, quadruple layer, or a many-more-layer smoothie! Choose the colours of the fruit-rainbow which would most accurately mimic that colour and blend with some coconut water, coconut meat, or some chia seeds to give it a little more holding power (and so that the colours will not blend as easily).
For red, you can choose things like raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, or a blend of the three. There are also things like papayas too!
For orange, things like oranges, persimmons, mangos (sometimes they are more orange than yellow), or cantaloupe.
For yellow, you can use bananas, mango, golden berries, pineapple or starfruit.
For green you can use honeydew or kiwi, or you can make this section more green by adding kale or spinach to a smoothie made of just banana, chia seeds and your greens of choice!
For blue you can use blueberries or blackberries, or grapes (but grapes are more purple!). Blueberries usually work best for blue-tinted hues.
To make the layers, simply pour one layer into the bottom of a cup and let it sit for 5 minutes (the fruit will gelatinize naturally, as it sits out). Once this layer has settled, pour the next layer, and repeat! Enjoy :)