3-ingredient three layer smoothie

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

I don’t know about you guys, but when the weather is this hot, all I crave are easy, no-cook, refreshing dishes. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, it’s going to come as no surprise to you that I’ve been relying heavily on my smoothies and smoothie bowls this summer. But even the best smoothies can get a little boring after a while.

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

That’s when it dawned on my – I should combine my favorite smoothies all into one giving me not only a new flavor combination, but a beautiful (and refreshing!) new breakfast option.

I’ll always love my strawberry banana and green smoothie flavors, but lately I’ve also been loving a cherry smoothie so I figured why not put that smack in the middle of my two old standbys.

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

I would be lying if I said my motivation wasn’t in part because of how pretty I knew it was going to look once I put them all together.

But really, can you blame me? Who doesn’t love beautiful food?

Another added bonus though is the ease with which it comes together.  Each layer has just 3 simple ingredients to worry about!

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

And the good news is that this isn’t just easy and beautiful.  It’s also pretty darn nutritious.  It packs a nice protein punch (thanks to the fact that I used milk in the base) as well as providing plenty of vitamins and minerals thanks to all the produce.

3 ingredient three layer smoothie - a refreshing, no-cook meal to beat the summer heat! // cait's plate

I recommend serving with a little granola, a handful of whole grain cereal or even a slice of toast with peanut butter!

3 INGREDIENT THREE LAYER SMOOTHIE

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 6 smoothies

Ingredients

  • Strawberry Layer
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (frozen creates a thicker consistency)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • Cherry Layer
  • 1 small frozen banana (or you can use 1/2 a large and split it between the layers)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • Spinach Layer
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 2 large bunches of spinach
  • 1 cup milk of choice

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the strawberry layer in a blender or food processor and process until smooth
  2. Pour the blended ingredients out into a glass and store in the freezer while you prepare the other layers
  3. Note: You can choose to rinse out the blender or food processor before starting on the next layer, but it's not critical
  4. Add the ingredients for the cherry layer into the blender or food processor and process until smooth
  5. Pour the blended ingredients out into a glass and store in the freezer while you prepare the final layer
  6. Add the ingredients for the spinach layer into the blender or food processor and process until smooth
  7. Remove first two layers from the freezer and then using a spoon, carefully scoop strawberry layer into the glass.
  8. Follow the strawberry layer with the cherry layer and finally top off with the spinach layer.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

For added thickness and additional protein, you can also choose to add a dollop of plain greek yogurt to each layer! Just blend right up with the other ingredients!

http://caitsplate.com/3-ingredient-three-layer-smoothie/

0

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2017 · Theme by 17th Avenue