Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Layered Fruit Smoothie

Isn't this a gorgeous smoothie? Well, it tastes as good as it looks! On the bottom is a yummy mango-lime smoothie and on top strawberry-banana-YUM, YUM!!

Instead of fresh fruit, I used frozen organic strawberries and mangoes. I love using frozen fruit for smoothies. There is no need for ice cubes (which yields a smoother consistency) and no mess peeling or chopping fruit.

So fresh and healthy!

Your kids will love it and so will your body. It's low fat and offers 3 servings of fruit, plus it's cool and refreshing!

Makes 2 smoothies

1 cup frozen mango
1 1/4 cups plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons honey*
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
1 banana (peeled, and chopped)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

In a blender, whirl the mango; 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoons honey; the fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon of water and the freshly grated lime zest until smooth. Divide mango-lime smoothie between 2 straight-sided glasses and set aside.

Rinse blender, then whirl the banana; the strawberries; 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt; 1 tablespoons honey; the fresh lemon juice and the freshly grated lemon zest until smooth. Layer banana-strawberry smoothie onto mango smoothie, gently spooning mixture around inside edge of each glass to create a clean horizontal line. Serve Immediately.

* If you are serving this to children younger than 2, replace the honey with sugar.

Source: adapted from My Recipes


  1. The kidlet just looked over my should and went..MMMMM that looks yummy. (Great colours!)

  2. LOL...I can relate! My kids do that too when I'm looking a other food blogs!!

  3. Looks great!! I used to eat a smoothie every morning during my senior year of college...I should really get back into doing that! :)

  4. The colors are so appealing and would be great for a summer BBQ. Looks so yummy and fun! Smoothies are a great way to sneak in those fruit servings for the little ones.