Tropical Strawberry Layered Smoothie

Layered smoothies are a great way to impress your Instagram followers with a stunning photo and a healthy way to treat your body following a hard workout.

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They’re basically the perfect two-for-one deal.

Plus, they’re two layers so that totally fits!

I absolutely adore this smoothie because it combines the tropical flavors of pineapple, mango, papaya, and coconut with the sweet, lighter taste of strawberry! Plus, it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I feel like eating food that’s also pretty always makes the whole experience more enjoyable!

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Creating recipes can be a little tricky… if you’re the only person willing to taste-test them! This is mainly because one of my sisters is super picky (cough cough Willow), so in order to coerce her to try even a bite of anything I bake, I’ve gotta ask her extensive questions beforehand about what she does (and doesn’t) want in the recipe.

For example, I had to specifically ask her whether she would eat a smoothie if it included each of the fruits I ended up using in this recipe. And if I had ventured off and added even a smidgen of banana, oats, or spinach she would have immediately turned the taste-test down.

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Well, I’m happy to say that this recipe is officially (after a long and grueling process) sister-approved! The bottom layer is thick and creamy, with a taste very similar to that of a piña colada. And the top layer is light and refreshing, creating the ultimate summertime treat!

Tropical Strawberry Layered  Smoothie

Layer One

  • 1/4 c frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 c frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 c frozen papaya chunks (or more mango/pineapple)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened coconut milk

Layer Two

  • 1/2 c frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 c papaya chunks (or more mango/pineapple)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened coconut milk

Add all ingredients for layer one to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses. Top with granola, fruit, etc and place in the freezer while you make the second layer. Wash out your blender. Add all ingredients for layer two to a blender and blend until smooth. If the consistency is thicker than the consistency of layer one, add 2 tbs more coconut milk and blend again, repeating until the smoothie is thinner than layer one. Remove glasses from freezer and pour the second smoothie over layer one. Top with a straw and additional fruit. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)

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(Yields 3 servings)

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