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This Pink Ombré Smoothie Is a Millennial Dream Come True

Ombre Pink Smoothie

Let's backtrack for a moment, just in case you've been living under a rock for the past few months. Pink (the color, not the singer) is having a serious moment, specifically light millennial pink. Of course, this isn't the first time we've obsessed over the rosy hue, nor will it be the last. But this year, it's become so omnipresent that people have decided an entire generation must be responsible for its prominence. Hello, millennial pink.

Worth celebrating? We think so. Here's a recipe for an ombré-toned, millennial pink smoothie topped with a cloud of coconut flakes that's as on-trend as it is delicious. And those fading colors make up more than just a pretty pattern—they're also an easy way to curb the amount of sugar in any smoothie (because each layer contains less fruit and therefore less sugar). But you won't feel any less happy drinking it because, well, the whole thing's just so darn beautiful.

We'll drink to that.

Millennial Pink Ombré Smoothie

Serves: 4
Prep
time: 10 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup whole milk vanilla yogurt (ideally unsweetened)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Handful of ice cubes (4 or 5)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Handful of frozen blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, to garnish

Directions

  • In a mixer, pulse together strawberries, raspberries, 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup almond milk, and ice. Pour 1/3 of the resulting mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  • To your blender ingredients, add another 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/3 cup more almond milk, 1/2 banana, and blueberries. Pulse until smooth. Pour 1/2 of that mixture into another, separate small bowl, and set aside.
  • For the final batch, add the remaining vanilla yogurt, almond milk, and banana to the blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Divide the Greek yogurt among four small glasses, using the spoon to make sure there aren't any air bubbles and to press the yogurt against the bottom and sides of each glass (merely for beautiful presentation!). Layer the lightest-color smoothie mixture on top of the Greek yogurt, followed by a layer of the medium-color mixture. Then finish with a layer of the darkest mixture. There are four layers total: Greek yogurt, followed by three colorful smoothies. Pro tip: If you find that any layers aren't thick enough to support the weight of the other layers without combining, simply put the glasses in the freezer to harden up a bit between layers.
  • Top each glass with flaked coconut, add a straw or spoon, Instagram to your heart's content, and enjoy!

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