By Beth Lipton
We’re all craving some sparkle these days, as evidenced by unicorn lattes, ombre chia pudding, and even rainbow noodles. We decided to get in on the pretty in a healthy way with this smoothie recipe. Made with simple, recognizable ingredients—including frozen berries and coconut oil—it’s a tasty way to bring some magic to your day (and a friend’s, since it serves 2).
2 frozen ripe sliced bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
4 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 of Base
½ cup frozen raspberries
Unsweetened almond milk
1/3 of Base
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. acai powder (such as Navitas Organics)
- Make Base: Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender; blend until smooth (you’ll have about 2 cups). Pour 2/3 into a bowl; refrigerate.
- Make pink layer: To 1/3 of base in blender, add raspberries and blend until smooth. Drizzle in almond milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Pour into a separate bowl; refrigerate.
- Make purple layer: Pour half of base into blender (no need to rinse blender between batches). Add acai powder and blend until smooth.
- Assemble smoothies: Divide purple layer into 2 glasses. Freeze for 5 minutes. Carefully top with pink layer; freeze 5 minutes. Top with remaining base and serve.