Red, White & Blue Layered Smoothie

This patriotic layered smoothie is the perfect way to kick off July 4th! 

Can you believe the end of June is already here? This is my first summer post-graduation, and time seems to be flying a whole lot faster without all of the free time between semesters. Don’t get me wrong, I’m used to busy summers, but now that I’m working full time, I find myself needing to force myself to go outside more!

For the next week and a half, we are all heading to Ireland for a family vacation and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ll be spending a TON of time outside (we’re staying in a cute cottage in the countryside) and although it will be a bit colder than it’s been here, it will certainly be a nice change of pace. Since we won’t be at home for July 4th, were preparing a bit early this year with these festive layered smoothies made with Love Beets beet powder!

Love Beets makes some incredible beet products (beet juice, packaged cooked beets & more), but we especially love their beet powder since it’s so easy to throw into a smoothie. Beets are one of the best veggies to add to smoothies (in our opinion), as they actually pair quite well with berries!

Plus, in case ya haven’t heard, beets are pretty awesome. They’ve been shown to speed muscle recovery and enhance athletic performance, so we often throw them into smoothies or salads post-workout. (Pro-tip: pair beets with tart cherry concentrate for an ultra-powerful recovery duo!) Want to incorporate more beets into your diet? Love Beets makes it easy!

Layered smoothies can be a bit tough to nail down, but the key is making them a bit thicker than a typical smoothie, but thinner than the consistency you’d use for a smoothie bowl. Additionally, don’t pour straight from the blender; if there’s too much force, the layers will start to mix together. Instead, try using a spoon to gently add each layer. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a quick and easy way to pull together an impressive & fun smoothie! Perfect for 4th of July Instagram pics 😉

Wherever you’ll be for July 4th, enjoy spending time with family and friends!

Red, White & Blue Layered Smoothie

Ingredients

    Blue Layer:
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp blue majik spirulina (optional for color)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • White Layer:
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • Red Layer:
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries
  • 1 heaping tbsp Love Beets beet powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

    Blue Layer:
  1. Blend all ingredients and pour into each glass, filling slightly less than 1/3 of the way. Freeze for 15 minutes (optional).
  2. White Layer:
  3. Blend yogurt and banana. Gently spoon white mixture on top of blue layer, filling the glass 2/3 of the way. Return to freezer (optional).
  4. Red Layer:
  5. Blend all ingredients and spoon on top of white layer until glass is full. Garnish with fresh berries and a patriotic straw. Enjoy!
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This post is sponsored by Love Beets. All opinions expressed are our own. 


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