I haven’t put a smoothie recipe up here in a while, which is strange because I make them a lot! In fact, I make smoothies almost every day. If you were to come over and open up my refrigerator and freezer, half of everything in there is fruit!
Recently I have been really into layered smoothies, which are so much fun because you get to drink two or three smoothies in one! Some days I can’t decide on a flavor, so it is nice to layer up a few different smoothie flavors all in one glass. You can also have more of a variety of fruits by doing this, since adding too many types of fruits to one smoothie may not always turn out the way you’d like. Layered smoothies are really easy to make, and only take a little bit longer to make. The best tip I can give you when it comes to layered smoothies is to carefully spoon the second smoothie on top of the first when layering, because if you pour it all at once, it will be too heavy and sink and the smoothies will mix together!
The colors of this mango raspberry sunrise smoothie remind me of a summer sunrise. I have been up early often enough with my baby girl to appreciate the beautiful sunrises this summer! This morning I woke up early and went on a run. Morning runs are always so peaceful before the morning rush hour happens and most people are just waking up to get ready for work. This morning the sky was so beautiful – I put a pic up on my instagram. The fog was surrounding the city, but directly over it was a blue sky spotted with fluffy white clouds. Afterwards, I enjoyed a delicious smoothie as a nice treat for breakfast.
What flavors would you like to use when making a layered smoothie?
- ⅔ cup orange juice, divided
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt, divided
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 banana, divided
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- Add ⅓ cup yogurt, ⅓ cup orange juice, ½ banana, mango and honey to a blender and blend. Pour into a glass and set aside.
- Add ½ banana, raspberries, flaxseed, ⅓ cup orange juice, and ⅓ cup yogurt to a blender and blend.
- Carefully spoon the raspberry smoothie on top of the mango smoothie.
I don’t think anything could trump this raspberry-mango combination! What a delicious way to start the day!!
looks and sounds amazing! i love the combination of raspberry and mango 🙂
YUM! Loving the colors of these smoothies (smoothie – you really are getting a two for one here!) I’m a huge fan of raspberry smoothies but lately I’ve been branching out with spinach and walnuts – so good!
Love those vibrant pretty colors — gorgeous!!
The fruit flavor combos in this smoothie look great, thanks.
I have a smoothie most mornings too. And at the moment I’m also having mango and raspberry! But blended, not divided. I do like how pretty this is when it’s layered. Good on you for going for a run. My trainer made me run for 12 minutes on the treadmill (more like a sprint). At the end I thought I was going to collapse! xx
Ah, one of our roommates stole the house magic bullet and brought it to work. I should buy a new one!!
This looks so good and I love the colors! Two of my favorite fruits.
Mango and raspberries is such a right combo! I’ve never made layered smoothies indeed, but once I’m ready, this flavor combo would be the first on my list! Well done!
Thanks Ben! I love the two flavors too 🙂
I absolutely love layered smoothies like this. Such a fun, vibrant way to start any day!
Aren’t they so much fun 😀