I’ve always wanted to do a layered smoothie. It seemed like rocket science how the layers stay separate until I came across this recipe that made it so simple.
Just follow these simple steps and you’ll create your own magic.
This layered grapes smoothie is made of two layers. The first layer is a mango banana and the 2nd layer is grapes banana. I used the thick Jesa yogurt, lemon and honey in both layers to make the smoothie creamy and to give it a nice fresh kick from the lemon.
So the big question, how do these two layers stay separate? Well, it’s pretty simple really, when you pour a smoothie on-top of another they usually don’t mix, if it’s thick enough that is. Which is why, as you’ll notice, the thicker layer that has mangoes goes it first because it’s denser so the lighter one just floats on top.
You can even swirl it around to make it look even better.
1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup grapes
2 ripe bananas
½ cup yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup ice cubes
1. Start with the mango layer. Place the mango, ½ grapes, ½ banana, ¼ cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and ½ cup ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes). Pour the mango smoothie into the glass, half full. Set aside.
2. Move to the grapes layer: Rinse the blender and place the remaining ingredients in the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes or until creamy. Fill on top of the mango smoothies.
3. To make the swirl, set aside 2 teaspoons of the mango smoothie and place on top of the blueberry smoothie then swirl with a fork. I didn’t do this though, only later the remaining smoothie which I didn’t layer.