This Red, White, and Blue Berry Banana Smoothie is as healthy as it is patriotic. Filled with organic fruit, almondmilk, and flax, it is a perfect way to start the day and your kids will love the stripes!
- it is frozen at its peak freshness
- it is available year round
- it is generally less expensive than fresh organic fruit, especially when out of season
- it is great in smoothies!
This smoothie is made with three separate layers, but you are welcome to just blend all of the ingredients together at once if you are in a hurry! But it sure is super cute all separated out into individual colors, right?! And cute goes pretty far when it comes to getting my toddler to devour fruits and veggies. She especially liked this pink cookie dough and these super pink strawberry ombre creamsicles!
So what’s in the layers?
RED: frozen organic strawberries, raspberry acai juice (but any juice will work), and a bit of honey.
WHITE: frozen organic banana, fresh banana, unsweetened vanilla almondmilk (but any milk will work), and a few ice cubes.
BLUE: frozen organic blueberries, unsweetened vanilla almondmilk, and ground flax.
This smoothie is packed with antioxidants and vitamin K (from the berries), potassium and vitamin B6 (from the bananas), and fiber and Omega-3s (from the flax). Please note: If your child happens to not like (or finish) smoothies, you can also put the glass cup in the freezer for an hour or so and serve it more as a sorbet with a spoon. My daughter loved this and thought she was getting a really special treat!
This red, white, and blue smoothie is perfect for Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July, or any day for that matter!
Kelly is the author, recipe creator, and food photographer behind the blog Nosh and Nourish. She incorporates nourishing superfoods into every meal for her husband, adorable toddler, and herself (think quinoa, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, spinach, blueberries, etc..) and manages to keep everything tasting absolutely delicious! She is also the author of the cookbook Superfoods at Every Meal, on shelves now.