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Layered Rapunzel Smoothie

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Before we jump into the Rapunzel Smoothie recipe, let’s talk smoothies for a minute.

In the mornings I enjoy making a smoothie for myself. A delicious mixture of ingredients that fills me up so that I can take on the craziness of a day full of playing with one very energetic toddler and two crazy puppies.

Sometimes it as simple as a smoothie of frozen bananas, yogurt, and peanut butter. And sometimes it is a little more complex, full of fruits, veggies and either protein powder, chia seeds or flax-seed.

Rapunzel smoothie

Recently, I let my daughter try one of my breakfast smoothies, and now when she sees me making one for myself she often wants one, too. But I don’t always want her drinking what I am having, especially if I added a protein powder, chia seeds, or flax-seed.

So I have taken to making special smoothies just for her. Smoothies that are full of fruits, veggies, and everything she needs to grow healthy and strong.

One of her very favorite smoothies that I make for her is my Rapunzel smoothie. It has three layers of fun colors and even some hidden veggies that my toddler normally wouldn’t touch, like steamed carrots.

Rapunzel Smoothie

I named it the Rapunzel smoothie because the bottom layer is purple just like Rapunzel’s dress. The second layer is green, just like her animal sidekick, Pascal. And the top layer is golden, just like her long beautiful hair.

My daughter gets excited when I bring her a cup of the layered goodness, and I get excited knowing, even if the rest of the day she chooses to live off of crackers and dog food, I’ve done my part to make sure she had something with good nutritional value.

How to Make the Rapunzel Smoothie

When I make the Rapunzel smoothie, I make one layer at a time keeping the cups with the different layers in the freezer while I mix the next layer. It is not necessary to take the time to wash the blender between the blending of each layer, all you really need to do is rinse it out in between.  To keep the layers nice and neat when I pour the layers into a cup I use a spoon to smooth the top of both the purple and green layers.

Then just add a bright-colored straw, and you have a delicious treat for your little one (or yourself) that is both refreshing and good for you!

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Layered Rapunzel Smoothie

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  • Author: Trish Corlew

Ingredients

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  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Mango
  • 1/4 Cup Blackberries
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Cup Apple Juice (or light colored juice)
  • 6 Steamed Baby Carrots

Instructions

  1. Break the frozen banana into half. Then break one of the halves into half again.
  2. For the Purple Layer
  3. Blend blackberries, frozen blueberries, half of the frozen banana, and 1/4 cup of the apple juice.
  4. Pour into cups, filling the bottom, and smoothing the smoothie down with a spoon.
  5. Keep in refrigerator or freezer while you make the next layers.
  6. Rinse out blender.
  7. For the Green Layer
  8. Blend frozen pineapple, 1/4 of the frozen banana, spinach, and half cup of the apple juice.
  9. Slowly pour into the cups with the purple layer on the bottom, or you can use a spoon to add the green layer.
  10. Keep in refrigerator or freezer while you make the final layer.
  11. Rinse out blender
  12. For the Golden Layer
  13. Blend, frozen mango, 1/4 of the frozen banana, the baby carrots, and the remaining 1/4 of the apple juice.
  14. Slowly pour into the cups with the other two layers.
  15. Add bright-colored straw and enjoy!

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