How to make those layered smoothies we're all obsessed with

May 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. ET

You've seen them on Pinterest and Instagram: gorgeous layered smoothies. Stacks of rainbow-hued yumminess with slices of fruit, like the prettiest sedimentary rock layers you've ever seen. They're so pretty. But how do you make them? Aren't they complicated?

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Layered smoothie recipe

Serves 1


For the white layer

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup water

For the red layer

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/2 cup ice

For the green layer

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup ice

For garnish

  • Strawberries and raspberries, sliced crosswise
  • Spearmint leaves


  1. Blend and store the layers individually in piping bags.
  2. Store in the freezer for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
  3. Cut 1 strawberry into 4 thin heart-shaped slices.
  4. Stick your strawberry hearts to the inside of the glass.
  5. Cut the tips off the piping bags, and carefully layer.
  6. Garnish with raspberries, strawberries and some mint leaves.