Fruit Smoothie with a Holiday Twist
I have always admired the beautiful layered fruit smoothies or smoothie bowls but never attempted to make one.
However, the colors of Christmas inspired me to experiment and therefore, I bring to you my latest creation.
Smoothies are a great way to increase your family’s produce consumption, but the key is to not try to pack too much into the smoothie. I find that the more ingredients I try to include the more likely it will be turned down by my children.
My goal when making smoothies for my kids is that I make them with the least amount of added sugar and with ingredients they will accept. Sure, I can add every little hidden seed and powder to increase the nutrition, but if they are not going to eat it then the effort has been wasted.
For this holiday smoothie I made a green layer, red layer, and then offered plain yogurt to be used as the bottom layer. For the green layer I used the recipe from my Green Witch Smoothie from Halloween. The recipe for the red layer is below.
4 ounces of 100% Cranberry Juice
2 ounces of water
1 cup of Frozen Strawberries
1 cup of Frozen Raspberries
Layer the ingredients in the blender starting with the liquid and then the berries. Adding the liquid to the blender first helps the smoothie to blend smooth. This makes two 4-6 ounces servings.
Once the green and red layer are prepared serve as either a smoothie in a clear glass or as a smoothie bowl. Recommend starting with the yogurt on the bottom followed by the red and green layers. For a smoothie bowl recommend layering side by side.