Since I started this blog my mind has just been bursting with recipe ideas, especially when I’m getting ready to fall asleep at night and I’m in that half-awake-half-asleep state and I don’t really know if the idea was a good one until the next morning. And then I do what most people probably do when they think of an idea – they google it to see if it has been done before and most of the time it has in some way, shape or form. I wasn’t planning on making this smoothie because after I did a google search for red white and blue smoothies and saw about a hundred different ones on the screen I felt like I couldn’t do it anymore. But then I got to thinking, what did people do before the internet? They came up with ideas and brought them to life, without googling them first. They were free to just think and do. Here’s the part where I tell you to be independent and free and creative and play with your food and when you think up an idea, just do it! Happy Independence Day!
The red layer with raspberries and lemon is fun and tart. The white layer is creamy and tropical and has hemp seeds too!
Chia seeds, blueberries and dates – this smoothie is sweet and fruity.
Shredded coconut makes a festive topping!
Ingredients for the Red Smoothie
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup pomegranate juice (or coconut water)
juice from half a lemon
Ingredients for the White Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 frozen bananas (sliced)
1 can of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
Ingredients for the Blue Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 dates (pitted)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup of pomegranate juice (or coconut water)
Combine ingredients for smoothie and blend in blender. To keep the layers separate in the glass make sure the blender is cleaned before each different smoothie. Spoon the ingredients into the glass gently making sure to coat the walls of the glass first with each separate layer. You can also try freezing before adding each layer.
Photography by Paige Alisa