Rainbow Smoothie Recipe

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We are going crazy on the rainbow-themed foods lately, but (with a couple exceptions) we’ve been trying to keep things easy & healthy – which isn’t hard considering how many colourful fruits & vegetables there are! This Rainbow Smoothie Recipe was a total hit with my crew, and I hope you love it, too!

An easy healthy rainbow recipe - this rainbow smoothie is the perfect breakfast idea for kids! Teach them the importance of eating a "rainbow of fruits & vegetables" in a delicious morning treat. This rainbow smoothie is perfect anytime but would make a healthy St Patrick's day snack, too!

This rainbow smoothie recipe comes on the heels of our rainbow spaghetti and rainbow salsa recipes – which are both healthy and delicious recipes the whole family will love. I’m really trying to emphasize the importance of “eating a rainbow of fruits & vegetables” these days because I find the kids can sometimes get in a rut with only wanting one or two vegetables, and variety is needed to get a good assortment of vitamins and nutrients.

This rainbow smoothie is a super easy option for breakfast, or as a healthy snack option. To save time in the morning, you could even gather up the ingredients and store them in a few containers or mason jars (like I did) and then whip them up in the morning. (I personally would leave blending the smoothies until right before you want to enjoy them.)

I love how this rainbow smoothie transitions to deliver different flavours throughout. It keeps things interesting so you don’t get bored drinking it, and if you don’t like a flavour level, you’re just motivated to drink it faster to get to the next flavour!

Now, we tried to make a separate blue smoothie for this rainbow smoothie recipe, but it just wasn’t happening. I’ve been told that some acai berry powders can turn a smoothie blue, but I haven’t tried for myself. None of my kids minded or even pointed out the lack of a blue layer, but if you’re worried about it, you can always add a bit of blue food dye to some yogurt. (We used to use a great natural blue dye made from cabbage, but I think the company closed.)

How to make rainbow smoothies with a variety of fruits and vegetables

How to Make Rainbow Smoothies

First, gather up smoothie-friendly ingredients in each colour of the rainbow!

This is what we went with, but feel free to substitute in your own preferences. We went a little heavy on the fruits this time, but I think we’ll try to incorporate a few more vegetables now that I know rainbow smoothies are such a hit!

  • Red: Strawberries & raspberries (half cup of each)
  • Orange: Oranges (1 orange plus a bit of juice from the strawberries)
  • Yellow: Pineapple (1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons greek yogurt)
  • Green: Kiwi, green apple, and spinach (2 kiwis, 1/2 apple and 1 cup baby spinach plus 2-3 Tablespoons greek yogurt)
  • Blue: Didn’t work but we tried 1 cup of blueberries with 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • Purple: Grapes (1 cup plus 1-2 Tablespoons greek yogurt)

You can also optionally add in a bit of flax seed or flax meal for some added fiber.

Simply puree each combination, giving the blender a quick rinse in between smoothie colours.

Slowly pour a layer of each colour into a clear serving glass (if you pour too fast they will just blend and not stay in separate layers).

An easy healthy rainbow recipe - this rainbow smoothie is the perfect breakfast idea for kids! Teach them the importance of eating a "rainbow of fruits & vegetables" in a delicious morning treat. This rainbow smoothie is perfect anytime but would make a healthy St Patrick's day snack, too!

What would you add to your rainbow smoothie recipe? I’d love to hear if anyone successfully incorporates a few more vegetables into their versions!

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