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Layered Berry Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite easy options in warmer months. They’re a great afternoon snack or simple to-go breakfast option. This Layered Berry Banana Smoothie is refreshing and sweet. It’s a simple smoothie recipe, divided into 3 parts, all made with yoghurt.

The end effect is a layered smoothie look, with a banana, strawberry and blackberry layer! Sip on the smoothie for a flavorful delight that even the kids love.

This Layered Berry Banana Smoothie is refreshing and light - perfect for warmer months!

It’s really easy to make the layers and doesn’t add much additional time to your prep work. Let’s face it, one of the joys about smoothies is how fast they come together. It’s all about how you pour the smoothie into the jar.

The trick is using a spoon. Just place a spoon on the side of the jar and carefully add the mixture onto the spoon so it trickles down into the glass to create the layer. Voilà – that’s how it’s done.

I love smoothie recipes and they’re perfect for our busy family. Check out some of my favorite smoothie recipes that I make regularly:

How To Make A Layered Banana Berry Smoothie

The basic of making any great smoothie is using an awesome blender. This recipe works best with a full size blender, instead of a to-go style blender because you’re making the different layers. So the layers will be poured into a separate glass – you might as well use a full-sized blender!

Layered Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe
This Layered Banana Berry Smoothie recipe is perfect for an afternoon snack or meal replacement!

How To Prep Smoothies Ahead Of Time

The idea of smoothies is that they’re an easy on-the-go option that can be a meal replacement too. If you want to prep your smoothies ahead of time, get all of the ingredients gathered and together in the refrigerator. Measure out all of the ingredients and add the first layer ingredients to the blender. It’ll be easy to quickly start your smoothie in the morning!

Fresh Fruit vs. Frozen Fruit For The Layered Banana Berry Smoothie

I use fresh fruit in this smoothie. However, you can also use frozen fruit if you prefer. If the berries aren’t in season, frozen might be the best bet. I think the flavors are better with fresh fruit and are more pronounced. The other option is to use fresh fruit that you’ve recently frozen (instead of the grocer).

How To Store Leftover Smoothie

If I don’t finish my smoothie right away, I like to keep mine in the refrigerator. I know that it won’t be frosty cold anymore, but I can still drink it. Freezing it is another option, but the texture will change and you’ll have to let it thaw before its drinkable again.

The Best Time To Make Smoothies

Smoothies are great to make in the mornings and in the afternoons. I love to make smoothies the most in the warmer months and almost avoid them in the winter. However, my smoothie habit picks up a bit in January when I’m try to undo my holiday indulgence.

Layered Banana Berry Smoothie Recipe

Recipe Alternatives

There are so many ways you can make this smoothie your own recipe. Once you get the hang of making the layers, add some individual ingredients to give your smoothie a nutritional boost! Check out some of these additions:

Vanilla Protein Powder – This is a no-brainer! I love blending protein powder into my smoothies when I want to use it as a meal replacement. Adding vanilla protein powder into your Layered Banana Berry Smoothie won’t change the flavors.

Energy Smoothie Powder – Use a vanilla Energy Smoothie Powder to provide extra nutritional benefits and a boost of energy. They’re made with a special fortified blend of vitamins and quick sugars for the little energy you need to kick off the day.

Probiotic Powder – Probiotic Powder helps to keep your gut in check and eliminate bad bacteria. Supporting healthy gut health will help you feel good from the inside out.

What You Need At The Grocery Store:

  • Milk
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries

Directions To Make Banana Berry Layered Smoothie

Use fresh fruit for the best taste and medium ripe bananas. Frozen counterpart options work too.

Ingredients to make layered smoothie.

Place blackberries, milk, yogurt and sugar into a blender and blend until smooth. Gently pour into a glass jar.

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Repeat using bananas. When pouring into the jar, place a spoon on the side of the jar and carefully the mixture onto the spoon so it trickles down into the glass to create the layer.

Layered Smoothie Recipe

Repeat with the strawberries and pour into glass. Garnish with whole strawberry and drink with a straw. 

Berry Banana Layered Smoothie Recipe
Yield: 2 servings

Layered Banana Berry Smoothie

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Sweet and nutritious, this Layered Banana Berry Banana Smoothie is pretty and tasty! It's made with strawberries, bananas and blackberries.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1/2 banana
  • 4 large strawberries, chopped, plus 1 whole for garnish
  • 5-6 blackberries

Instructions

  1. Place blackberries, milk, yogurt and sugar into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Gently pour into a glass jar. Repeat using bananas.
  3. When pouring into the jar, place a spoon on the side of the jar and carefully the mixture onto the spoon so it trickles down into the glass to create the layer.
  4. Repeat with the strawberries and pour into glass. Garnish with whole strawberry and drink with a straw.

Notes

  • Refrigerate any leftover smoothie.
  • Add in your favorite smoothie powders for a nutritional boost.
  • Use frozen berries if needed.

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