Drink The Rainbow

Just because June is coming to an end doesn't mean that the love and celebrations need to slow down. Keep the party rolling with these Radiant Rainbow Smoothies! They are perfect for the warmer months: they're vibrant, nourishing, filling, and full of goodness. They take a bit of prep, but the end result is totally worth it!

My only word of caution for this recipe is that you should be prepared to do a hefty amount of dish washing. But! Good things come to those who are patient, and whether you're celebrating Pride, Independence Day, or just surprising your kids with the most colorful treat around, it doesn't get much better than this!



Radiant Rainbow Smoothies

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly // Serves 2 (Quart-Sized Mason Jars) or 4 (Pint-Sized Mason Jars)

Ingredients:

(Broken down into colors. For one big ingredient list, jump to the end of the post!)
Note: Frozen fruits can be bought frozen or bought fresh, cut into cubes, and frozen for at least 2 hours.

RED (technically it's hot pink)*

  • 3/4 Cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Beet, peeled and cubed
  • 15 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Goji Berries

ORANGE

  • 2 Oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/2 Ataulfo Mango chunks, frozen (Whole Foods has these right now!)
  • 5 Frozen Mango Chunks

YELLOW

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
  • 15 Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 10 Frozen Mango Chunks

GREEN

  • 2 Big Handfuls Spinach, frozen
  • 1/2 Cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
  • 1/4 Green Apple, cored, cut into chunks, frozen
  • 1 Kiwi, peeled, cut into pieces, and frozen
  • 4 Frozen Mango Chunks

BLUE

  • 1 Banana, peeled, cut into slices, and frozen
  • 1 Cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Green Apple, cored, cut into chunks, frozen
  • 1 Scoop (1g) Blue Spirulina (I use E3Live Blue Majik)
    *can sub 1/4 Cup Frozen Blueberries + 1/4 Cup Frozen Green Grapes for a light blue/purple color
    *believe it or not, you can also boil down red cabbage for a beautiful blue color. I will be posting the how-to for this on my blog within the next month!

VIOLET/PURPLE

  • 1 Cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Blackberries
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • (Optional) 1/2 Scoop (0.5g) Blue Spirulina (I use E3Live Blue Majik)
  • (Optional) 1/2 Teaspoon Blueberry Powder
     

Method:


1. Place all RED smoothie ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend to combine.

2. Distribute evenly between two quart-sized mason jars or four pint-sized mason jars.
3. Place jars in freezer to set while you clean the blender, and repeat steps 1-3 above with every color (ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, VIOLET) until your smoothie resembles a rainbow. As you add layers, pour slowly and smooth into a flat layer with a spatula as you pour.

4. Once smoothies are ready, garnish with a sliced starfruit and add colorful straws. 

As I finished garnishing mine, a little bird flew down to hang out on the fire escape with me as I took photos. Even he couldn't resist the colors! Enjoy!


One Big Ingredient List:

  • 3 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Banana, peeled, sliced, frozen
  • 1 Cup Blueberries, frozen
  • 1/4 Cup Blackberries, frozen
  • 20 Strawberries, frozen
  • 3/4 Green Apple, cored, cut into cubes, frozen
  • 2 Big Handfuls Spinach, frozen
  • 1 Kiwi, peeled, cut into pieces, frozen
  • 19 Chunks Frozen Mango
  • 15 Chunks Frozen Pineapple
  • 2 Oranges, juiced
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/2 Ataulfo Mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 Beet, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon Goji Berries
  • 1.5 Scoops Blue Spirulina (I use E3Live Blue Majik) (see notes above for subs)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Blueberry Powder (optional)
  • (Optional) Starfruit to garnish, sliced