Layered Smoothie

5 from 7 votes

These pretty layered smoothies are easy to make and great to serve for breakfast or for a protein loaded snack. Loaded with frozen berries, they are a great summer treat.

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This cute layered smoothie is a delicious way to cool down this summer! Made with just 4 ingredients, it’s easy to make and impressive to serve! Made with frozen berries, coconut milk and Greek yogurt.

Berry layered smoothie with pink, white and purple layers

Ingredients for the layered smoothie

  • Strawberries and blueberries: Use frozen fruits for this smoothie as it will create thick layers, if you use fresh they will release too much water. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and are a great source of fiber and lots of vitamins.
  • Coconut milk: Use canned coconut milk which is thicker than the cartoned brands. Buy coconut milk with just 3 ingredients, coconut milk, water and guar gum for the best quality.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds a great fresh flavor and creamy texture to these smoothies. It’s also a great source of protein and is a probiotic.
Ingredients to make the recipe: berries, yogurt, milk and sugar

How to make a layered smoothie

  • Place the frozen strawberries, coconut milk and cane sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth with no chunks. Divide the mixture between two cups and set in the freezer for 5 minutes while creating the next layer.
  • Rinse the blender. Add coconut milk along with the Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth. Carefully pour the mixture over the first strawberry layer and return the cups to the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the frozen blueberries with the remaining coconut milk into the blender. Blend until smooth with no chunks. Carefully pour the mixture over the strawberry and coconut layer.
  • Use a straw to mix the layers before enjoying.

Tips for layering smoothies

  • Change up the fruits based on preference. I use strawberries and blueberries in this layered smoothie, but you can take the same idea and make it with mangos, cherries, bananas or peaches.
  • Use full fat coconut milk and yogurt for these smoothies. They are thicker and will help the layers stay in place.
  • For best results, use a high speed blender. If you don’t have a high speed one, be sure to blend for a couple of minutes to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Don’t add ice to the smoothie. The frozen fruits and time in the freezer will make these smoothies icy cold. If you add ice, it will dilute the flavor and they will be too watery.

Frequently asked questions

Can you make these smoothies ahead of time?

These smoothies are best enjoyed as soon as they are made so that the layers stay in place and the berries retain as much of their nutrients as they can. You can keep the smoothies covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Is this a breakfast smoothie?

Each smoothie contains around 300 calories and 11 grams of protein, so it is a great drink to enjoy for breakfast.

Can you make these layered smoothies vegan?

These smoothies contain Greek yogurt so they are not dairy-free or vegan friendly. You can substitute the yogurt with a dairy-free variety, but use one that is fairly thick in consistency.

Mixed layered berry smoothie with purple, white and pink layers

A version of this recipe appeared on LIVESTRONG with a variation of the fruits and color to fit the July 4th holiday. Find the whole article at LIVESTRONG.com.

Red, white and blue smoothie on Livestrong.com

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Layered Berry Smoothie

These pretty layered smoothies are easy to make and great to serve for breakfast or for a protein loaded snack. Loaded with frozen berries, they are a great summer treat.
5 from 7 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Breakfast, Drink
Calories 301
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup strawberries frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries frozen
  • 1 15 ounce can coconut milk divided into three (about ½ cup each)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Place the frozen strawberries with ½ cup coconut milk and ½ tablespoon cane sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth with no chunks. Divide the mixture between two cups and set in the freezer for 5 minutes while creating the next layer.
  • Rinse the blender. Add ½ cup coconut milk along with the Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth. Carefully pour the mixture over the first strawberry layer and return the cups to the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the frozen blueberries with the remaining coconut milk into the blender. Blend until smooth with no chunks. Carefully pour the mixture over the strawberry and coconut layer.
  • Use a straw to mix the layers before enjoying.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight mason jar. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. But ideally, it’s best to consume immediately after making
Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a “smoothie” button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 215mg, Potassium: 308mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 40IU, Vitamin C: 50mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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