It’s almost Spring and I can’t wait for fresh meals to pop up again on my blog! These Rainbow Smoothies are crazy delicious, super refreshing and made me feel like Spring is here! It all started when we had an unusually warmer day and my beloved coffee wasn’t my afternoon choice all of a sudden..I needed a fruity drink that was bursting with flavor. 15 mins later I was layering the cups, taking photos and feeling like going to the beach lol
To be honest this whole post started on a rocky day having. Out of all days, I woke up with a flat tire. As if that’s not bad enough, I noticed a huge crack in my windshield as I was driving to get the tire fixed. It got me so distracted from the road as it was raining heavily and all I could think of was—is that a crack or rain on my windshield? All of a sudden I look up and I find myself crossing a red light! How terrible is that? I seriously don’t know how on earth that happened.
At that point I wasn’t sure what was worse, the tire, the windshield or the red light. It was certainly not the best day and I was so ashamed of myself. At that point I thought I need to pull over and really take a deep breath. A really deep one. I wanted some happy thoughts to flow in my mind (maybe some fruit smoothie recipes lol) but actually they didn’t! I called my closest friend, she calmed me down a bit and eventually my whole day was wasted replacing the tire and fixing the windshield.
While it seems like I was having a really bad day at the time, I have to admit nothing was major and as terrible as the red light incident was, it could’ve been much worse. Another not so fun thing I had was some junk food in the middle of the day. lol. Yes. Starving was probably a better idea. Anyways long story short, I came home exhausted, drained and tummy full of junk. These rainbow fruit smoothie recipes finally popped up on my mind rather than coffee!
I’ve only made a few smoothies on the blog even though I seriously love them! I think I assume they’re not a big deal and everyone can make them, and while that’s true, I now think they’re still worth sharing! So I’ve used my favorite green smoothie for the green layer–this Hemp Matcha Kale Power Boosting Smoothie but I replaced the kale with some spinach. For the bright yellow layer, I chose frozen mango, banana, passion fruit and oranges.
Finally for the gorgeous deep pink layer, I went with fresh peeled beets, blueberries, raspberries, banana and pineapple. Honestly, I think after what I was going through that day, you can imagine all those fruit smoothie recipes were certainly not planned. They rather came along as I went through my fridge and freezer looking for bananas, fresh and frozen fruits, veggies and a few boosting seeds like hemp seed, chia seeds and my favorite Matcha green tea.
However, they turned out a million times delicious. Probably more delicious than if I had planned a shopping list and made them lol.
One final tip is for layering the smoothies. I noticed that pouring one over the other doesn’t always create those gorgeous layers. It seems like some are thicker and more viscous in texture so it’s best to pour only the bottom layer into the cup. Then use a large spoon or small ladle to gently add in the second layer and rinse off the spoon well, then repeat with the third layer 🙂 Hope you give them a try, I have to admit these really put me in a better mood, and even my pickiest little J. enjoyed them! And that’s HUGE! lol Enjoy!
Rainbow Fruit Smoothie Recipes
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon of matcha powder
- 1 small avocado or half a large one
- 1 banana
- juice of 2 oranges
- 1 cup of spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup of mango chunks
- 3/4 cup of pineapple chunks
- 2 fresh peeled and quartered beets
- 1 cup of raspberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup of blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of frozen mango chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 2 passion fruits
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- Blend each layer in a high speed blender and place in a separate container.
- Layer the serving cups by pouring the bottom layer to the third bottom of the cups and then use a large spoon or small ladle to add the second layer carefully over the tops. Then gradually add the third layer. Serve and enjoy!