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Tropical Layered Smoothie

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Get out the blender and let your creative juices flow with a Tropical Layered Smoothie! Plus, get a few tips on making perfect summer smoothies and the recipe for my blueberry, mango, strawberry, and banana flavor combo.

Tropical Layered Smoothie | Life, Love, and Good Food

I’ve had so much fun trying out new smoothie recipes since we bought our Ninja blender. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy fresh fruit and cool off in the heat and the bonus is that they are healthier than indulging in a milk shake!

Tropical Layered Smoothie | Life, Love, and Good Food

Making perfect smoothies

Prep all the ingredients before you get started

Having everything ready to go will allow you to blend quickly and serve your smoothies while they are still cold and thick. Measure out your ingredients, peel or dice fruit (if using fresh), and squeeze fresh lime or lemon juice ahead of time.

Use frozen fruit

Keep packages of frozen mango chunks, pineapple chunks, and an assortment of berries—blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries—in the freezer for quick smoothie making.

I don’t recommend purchasing frozen strawberries, but I do recommend freezing fresh strawberries for 5-10 minutes before adding to your smoothie recipe.

Using frozen fruit eliminates the need for adding ice, which can water down the smoothie taste.

Chill your glass

Put smoothie glasses in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to make sure they are nice and cold before you pour in the smoothies. That way the smoothie will stay nice and chilled until you finish the last drop!

These tips are especially important when making a layered smoothie since you want each layer to hold up on its own before adding the next layer.

If you feel your smoothie is not thick enough, pop each layer into the freezer in a separate glass for about five minutes before assembling in your serving glasses.

Spoon layers into the glass, being careful around the outside edges so that you get smooth layers.

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Yield: 2 servings

Tropical Layered Smoothie

Tropical Layered Smoothie | Life, Love, and Good Food

Dreaming of a beach somewhere? Get out the blender and let your creative juices flow with a Tropical Layered Smoothie!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Layer 1

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Layer 2

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Layer 3

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved and frozen, (place in freezer for 10 minutes)
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • blueberries or pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for LAYER 1 to a blender and process until smooth. Divide smoothie between 2 glasses and set aside. 
  2. Rinse blender, then add all ingredients for LAYER 2 and process until smooth. Evenly spoon mixture on top of the blueberry layer in each glass. Repeat this process for LAYER 3.
  3. Garnish tops with pomegranate seeds or blueberries, if desired. Serve immediately.
  4. TIP: If smoothie seems too runny, place each layer in a separate glass and put in freezer for about 5 minutes before spooning into the serving glasses.

Notes

 

 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 570Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 121gFiber: 13gSugar: 92gProtein: 22g

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ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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