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This Rainbow Superfood Smoothie Is As Healthy As It Is Beautiful

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What better way to start your morning or fuel your afternoon than with a delicious, nutrient-dense smoothie? Featuring bright, bold layers of natural color, this smoothie recipe combines superfoods like blueberries, banana, avocado, spinach, and hemp hearts. (Related: This Ombré Dragon Fruit Smoothie Makes for the Dreamiest Morning Ever

The recipe is dairy and gluten-free and packs an awesomely punch of healthy carbs and fat. One serving has a whopping 17g of fiber and 150 percent of the standard daily vitamin C recommendation, along with a nice dose of vitamin A, calcium, iron, and a slew of other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Once you blend everything and pour the smoothie into glasses, layer-by-layer, sprinkle on your favorite smoothie toppers, such as chopped dried kiwi, blueberries, and shredded coconut.

Superfood Rainbow Smoothie

Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

Blue/Purple Layer

  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk, or your favorite nut milk

Pink Layer

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk

Yellow Layer

  • 1 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 3 tablespoon full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Green Layer

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into a few chunks
  • Large handful baby spinach

Purple/Pink Layer

  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk

Optional topping ideas: Coconut whipped cream, dried or fresh kiwi, cherries, blueberries, mango, and peach; shredded coconut, sprinkles, sliced banana

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients for the blue layer in a food processor or high-powered blender. Pulse until the mixture is smooth (you may need to scrape down the sides once or twice), then pour into two glasses.
  2. Continue making the rainbow smoothie by blending the ingredients in each of the other layers, then pouring each mixture into the glasses. Add your favorite toppings of choice, and enjoy immediately (or after Instagramming)!

Nutrition Stats (no toppings): 490 calories, 23g fat, 8.5g saturated fat, 89g carbs, 17g fiber, 49g sugar (all natural sugars), 11g protein

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