Rainbow Smoothie

Make this rainbow smoothie with your kids at the weekend for a fun activity! 

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Rainbow Smoothie

Rainbow Smoothie

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Create a stunning Rainbow Smoothie with layers of colorful fruits! Each layer offers a burst of flavor and nutrients, making it as healthy as it is beautiful.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

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For The Red Color:

  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Touch of water to help the blending if needed

For The Orange Color:

  • 1/3 cup frozen mango slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh mango slices
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • Touch of water to help the blending if needed

For The Yellow Color:

  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 ripe fresh banana
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • Touch of water to help the blending if needed

For The Green Color:

  • 1 medium-sized kiwi
  • 1 small handful of spinach
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 23 cubes of ice

For The Blue Color:

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Touch of water to help the blending if needed

Instructions

  • Using a blender, smaller blenders work best for this recipe, separately blend each color using the ingredients listed for the specific color.
  • Pour each blended color into jugs, and rinse the blender. Repeat until all separate colors are blended.
  • To a tall glass, using a spoon or pouring directly from the jugs, layer each color.
  • You can layer the colors as you like.
  • I layered the rainbow smoothie like this: Purple and green, followed by yellow, orange, and red!
  • Now dig in!
  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 32.1g
  • Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.2g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 11.5g

Why You Have To Make This Rainbow Smoothie

Rainbow Smoothie surrounded by fresh fruits

  • Nutritious: This smoothie is packed with a variety of fruits, each contributing a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 
  • Fun with Kids: Making a rainbow smoothie is a visually appealing and engaging activity for children. It’s a great way to teach them about different fruits and colors, and they can have fun layering the colors to create a rainbow effect.
  • Delicious: This smoothie can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. It is so delicious, and packs a variety of flavors, that work very well together.
  • Versatility in Ingredients: The recipe is quite flexible, allowing you to substitute or add ingredients based on availability, dietary preferences, or nutritional goals.
  • Natural Sugars: Instead of refined sugars, this smoothie uses the natural sweetness of fruits, making it a healthier alternative to sugary snacks and beverages.
  • Visual Appeal: The vibrant layers of the rainbow smoothie make it visually attractive, which can be a delightful way to brighten your day or impress guests.
  • Quick and Easy: Is smoothie is quick to make, requiring just a few minutes of blending. It’s a convenient option for a nutritious breakfast or snack.
  • Contains Hidden Veggies And Fruit: If you struggle to make your kid eat more fruits and veg, this rainbow smoothie is a great way to sneak them into their diet!

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my smoothie for toddlers and my 10 kid approved smoothies!

Ingredient Swaps And Smoothie Recipe Notes

Rainbow Smoothie ingredients

You can create the colors using different ingredients if that’s what you have at home.

For example:

  • Purple Color: Instead of blueberries, you can use blackberries.
  • Green Color: Use avocado instead of kiwi.
  • Red Color: Use cherries and cranberries instead of strawberries and raspberries.
  • Yellow Color: Use yellow apricots and yellow pears instead of pineapple and banana. 
  • Orange Color: Swap the fresh mango for a fresh orange, and the frozen mango for frozen persimmon or cantaloupe.

My Top Tips For Making The Perfect Rainbow Smoothie

  • Use Frozen Fruit If You Can: Using frozen fruit helps you achieve a thicker, creamier, cooler smoothie.
  • Prep Everything Before You Start: Prepare in different bowls each color, before you begin blending.
  • Freeze Each Blended Color: Once you blend one of the colors, add the bowl in the freezer, whilst you work on the others. Keep doing that until you are ready to serve!
  • Work Fast: If you do use frozen fruit to make the smoothies, work fast when you layer them, otherwise they may begin to warm and thaw.
  • Eat ASAP: Enjoy the rainbow smoothies as soon as they are layered!

Recipe Equipment:

For this specific recipe, I encourage you that you use a small, preferably personal blenders.

These include:

  1. Nutribulet.
  2. Blendjet.
  3. Magic Bullet.
  4. Topspitgo.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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