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Drink the Rainbow: Six Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Eating the rainbow is a concept that has been around for a while. The idea is to eat a wide variety of fruits in vegetables, as a means to get a variety of vitamins and minerals into your diet. The more colors you eat, the wider variety of vitamins and minerals you get.

We try to do it in our house… Not purposefully… we just love to eat fruit and veggies, so our dinners are naturally colorful.

I’ve found that a great way to get a few servings of fruit and veggies into my toddler’s diet is with a smoothie. She loves them, so, we make them every morning.

Usually, they’re green or purple, but I thought it would be fun to come up with concoctions in all the colors of the rainbow so we can Drink the Rainbow.

Drink the Rainbow - Six delicious smoothie recipes so you can drink the colors of the rainbow, and add a variety of vitamins and minerals to your diet!

After endless recipe testing, I came up with these six delicious recipes. My enthusiastic recipe taste-testers definitely had more than their share of fruits and veggies this morning! And, my Vitamix definitely got a work-out!

Drink the Rainbow

Since we made all of these in one day, we had way more than we could possibly drink. So, I shared some with the neighbors, and poured the rest into baby popsicle molds. Now, we’ll have healthy frozen treats for hot summer days.

Here are the smoothie recipes:

Sweet Cherry DelightRed: Sweet Cherry Delight

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup frozen sweet cherries, pits removed
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and chopped into pieces
  • ½ banana
  • Handful of ice

Citrus TwistOrange: Citrus Twist

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • Handful of ice

Note: the chia seeds muddied the orange color a bit, but it’s worth it for the health benefits.

Tropical Kiss Yellow:  Tropical Twist

  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ cups frozen mango chunks
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup pineapple

Green GoddessGreen: Green Goddess

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 large handfuls spinach or kale
  • 1 handful of ice

Blueberry GoddessBlue/Indigo: Blueberry Goddess

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 large handfuls spinach or kale
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 handful of ice

Note: This is as close to blue as I could get without using dye, a no-no in our house. It’s the Green Goddess recipe with the addition of blueberries.

Berry Greek To MeViolet: Berry Greek to Me

  • 1/3 cup water
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp honey

From my family to yours, I hope you and your families enjoy these recipes!

Smoothie Time

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