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This layered Raspberry Orange Smoothie is a healthy and delicious way to start the day! The entire smoothie requires just 5 ingredients, is packed with Vitamin C and an easy way to add fruit into your diet.
Why you'll love this recipe
- It's an easy way to add some fruit to your breakfast or afternoon snack
- It's chalk full of Vitamin C
- You can layer it--or not--for an Instagram-worthy smoothie
What you'll need:
- Oranges - navel oranges, and make sure you peel them before adding them to the blender
- Raspberries - need to use frozen raspberries if you want to layer your smoothie
- Yogurt - vanilla or plain (I used Greek yogurt)
- Milk - ANY milk will work, though I tend to prefer almond or oat
- "Extras" - can use chia seeds or hemp seeds to add protein to this smoothie
Step 1: Make the raspberry layer. Add the raspberries and milk to a blender and pulse for 30-60 seconds. You want this layer to be THICK, so you may have to blend it for a little longer, but try not to add any extra liquid. If it really isn't blending, add 1-2 tablespoon more milk. Then, pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and place the glasses in the freezer.
Step 2: Make the orange layer. Add the oranges, yogurt, ice, and chia/hemp seeds to a blender and pulse for 1 minute. Then, pour the orange layer over the raspberry layer and drink up!
FAQs and Tips
The bottom layer (in this case, the raspberry layer) has to be thick or else when you add the second layer, they will mix into one another. So, you want to do two things:
- Use frozen raspberries, which will automatically make the smoothie much thicker than it would be with fresh raspberries
- Freeze the smoothie for 30 minutes, which will help to hold the layer in place. Don't worry, it won't actually be frozen -- you can definitely still drink it!
Do I have to layer the smoothie?
Nope! Layering the smoothie is fun, but it's definitely not necessary. If you're not feeling the layers, simply add all the ingredients to your blender at once and blend for 1 minute, then pour the pink-colored smoothie into a glass.
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Raspberry Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 oranges peeled
- ⅓ cup yogurt vanilla or plain
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 8 ice cubes
- For the raspberry layer: add raspberries and milk to a blender and blend until smooth. You want the mixture to be THICK. Then, pour it into 2 glasses and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- For the orange layer: add ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. This layer should be thick, but not as thick as the raspberry layer. Pour it on top of the raspberry layer.
- Alternatively, you don't have to layer the smoothie. Instead, add all ingredients to a blender at once and blend for 1 minute.
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in August 2014. It was updated with new text and photos in May 2020.