Yes, this smoothie is purple.
So why the heck is it called a Rainbow Smoothie?? Well, it’s one of the healthiest smoothies you’ll ever make. Check out what’s in it…
NOW do you see why it’s called a Rainbow Smoothie? And in the world of healthy eating, different colors = different nutrients. So can you just imagine for a second how many nutrients are flooding your body as soon as you drink one of these frozen concoctions?!
Yep, that’s right. It even includes something brown which, I know, is not part of the rainbow. Get over it. It’s flaxseed meal, which is crazy healthy for you in the omega-3 department; consider it a bonus. If you don’t like flaxseed meal, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not even detectable once it’s blended into everything else. And if you don’t have any flaxseed meal on hand, just sub in some whole raw almonds or walnuts and call it a day. I’ve done that on many occasions, and it doesn’t change the flavor whatsoever.
If you’re new to the world of uber-healthy smoothie enjoyment, don’t be scared of the spinach or carrots. It does NOT make your smoothie taste like grass (ew), I promise. Both baby spinach and carrots are actually pretty flavorless when tucked into other foods like they are in this smoothie, so it’s a great way to sneak an extra serving of veggies into your daily routine!
Also, this smoothie gets all its sweetness from the fruit that’s in it. So it’s an excellent place to begin cutting a sugar addiction, because it doesn’t have any added sugar. But it’s just sweet enough on its own, so it still delights the taste buds!
If you don’t have the same fruits and veggies on hand that I used, don’t worry! Just play with it… try kale instead of spinach, blackberries instead of blueberries, raspberries instead of strawberries… Come to think of it, this smoothie could also be called the Whatever Is In Your Fridge smoothie. :) Just be sure to tip the scale toward more fruits than veggies, so that it keeps the sweeter flavor profile that you would expect from a smoothie. But if you prefer the veggie flavor, go for it and use more veggies than fruits!
Not only does it make for a great midday snack, but I also love making a Rainbow Smoothie in my Nutribullet for breakfast sometimes just to switch things up and because it’s pleasantly filling. And it’s not eggs, which is nice on occasion (I still heart eggs, though). I hope you enjoy it!
Share your thoughts… have you ever put veggies into your smoothies before?
- Put all ingredients into a blender or Nutribullet.
- Blast everything until it's smoothie-consistency. If it’s too thick, simply add a bit more almond milk and blast it again.
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