Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies

If you’ve been hanging around these parts for a while, then you know I have a slight obsession with smoothies. Because what’s not to love. Smoothies are easy, delicious, healthy, colorful and the best way I know to clean out my refrigerator at the end of the week.

Yes, I’m admitting to often treating my blender kind of like a garbage disposal. My smoothies are usually a mash-up (errr…blend-up) of over-ripe fruits, leftover herbs, almost wilted greens, half containers of yogurt and the dregs at the bottom of the juice container. I could go on. But I won’t. Because I’m not making this sound very appealing. Sorry.

But don’t worry. Because today is different. Today I decided our smoothie should be all fancy pants. Because even a smoothie deserves to get dressed up and taken out on the town every once in a while.


What the heck am I saying? Just stop me, please. Before I further embarrass myself.

So layers. We’ve go two of them. The bottom layer gets it’s lovely green hue from some romaine lettuce, parsley and a granny smith apple. While the top layer is that classic Spring combo we all know and love: strawberries and rhubarb. Both layers are sweetened naturally with ripe bananas and dates. But I definitely wouldn’t call this smoothie overly sweet. In fact, if you are used to drinking something on the sweeter side, you might even want to add a little agave or maple syrup.


My neighbor and I enjoyed these Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies together and she summed them up perfectly: “it’s like eating a bowl of fruit and a salad all at the time”. Yup. Pretty much.



Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies

Yield: Makes 2 large smoothies

Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies


  • For the Romaine-Apple Layer
  • 1 heart of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Juice from 1 lime

  • For the Strawberry-Rhubarb Layer
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • 2 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 5 ounces yogurt (I used non-fat vanilla yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Make the romaine-apple layer. Add all of the ingredients for the romaine-apple layer to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly between two glasses. Rinse out the blender.
  2. Make the strawberry-rhubarb layer. Add all of the ingredients for the strawberry-rhubarb layer to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Slowly pour the strawberry-rhubarb layer over the romaine-apple layer.
  3. If you want to make some designs, simply insert a straw (or something else long and thin) all the way to the bottom of your glass. Then draw the straw upwards against the side of the glass, moving through both the layers.
  4. Enjoy immediately.

53 comments on “Spring Celebration Layered Smoothies”

  1. I think layered smoothies instantly taste better, they’re so much prettier! I love making smoothies, but have been kind of failing at it lately. This sounds amazing and I love all of the flavors too!

  2. I love, love, love the layering so cute and so appropriate for spring!

  3. These smoothies are so darn cute! Love the colorful layers!

  4. Such a pretty colors! Layered smoothies look like so much fun. You can swirl them up and make it look like a piece of art.

  5. Smoothie addictions are the best! This layered one looks so gorgeous, Liz! I was just thinking about making a strawberry rhubarb dessert, so I’m loving that you put this flavor into a smoothie! Sounds perfect!

    • Thanks, Gayle. Maybe we should add some ice cream to this and turn it into a dessert. Now that would be awesome!

  6. Fancy smoothies = yes. I LOVE how pretty the green and pink are together, plus strawberry rhubarb is a combination I can’t get enough of lately!

    • Fancy smoothies are definitely fun every once in a while. And strawberry-rhubarb is just the best. Gotta get on it while the getting is good!

  7. Hahaa… blender and garbage disposal! I get it.. those times happen for me usually at the end of the week.. when it’s time to grocery shop or farmers market again! Gorgeous, and creative, Liz! I love the flavors in your smoothie, especially that it’s green (fabulous romaine and parsley!) and fruity! I hardly know what to do with rhubarb, but I want to buy it because I know it’s good for me and the color is so inviting! Plus all the farms around here grow it like mad! Thank you for your inspiration Liz!

  8. Oh this is gorrrgeous and I want to slurp it right up! I’ll bring the cookies, you bring the smoothie!

  9. These are a work of art and what a great way to start the day!

  10. This smoothie screams Spring in all the best ways. Beautiful! Happy weekend, Liz!

  11. I love how you can throw pretty much anything into a smoothie and it still tastes delicious! These layered smoothies are so pretty! They’re just perfect for sunshiney days!

    • I know. Smoothies are so great that way! No sunshine for me, so I’ll just drink one of these and pretend!

  12. Ahhh these are so pretty!!! And I love the sound of the strawberry rhubarb layer… so yum!

  13. This is an AMAZING smoothie! I think it has to be the most beautiful smoothies I’ve seen to date, what a great drink! I can’t wait to try it 🙂

  14. You made me laugh out loud with that ‘using your blender like a garbage disposal.” 🙂 This is a pretty fun smoothie – love the spring colors!

  15. These pretties just make me smile! You beautified them for sure, but I wouldn’t turn down one of your leftover smoothies either 🙂

  16. Layered smoothies are so appealing with the pretty colors! I love these flavors, especially the strawberry-rhubarb!

  17. So pretty. Love the layers and especially the strawberry rhubarb combination. Very Spring!

  18. These are gorgeous! Great recipe, love the rhubarb in these smooties!!!

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  20. Such a pretty drink! Love the flavor combination too, strawberry rhubarb sounds like a terrific smoothie on its own 🙂

    • Thank you so much, June! Rhubarb is great in smoothies. And we are about to be over-run with it, so this is a good way to use it! 🙂

  21. This looks like the best way to start your day! I love that you used parsley and romaine! I have to try it.

  22. So healthy! Perfect for a reset kind of day!

  23. These are beautiful, LOVE the double layers! There’s nothing better than a fresh spring smoothie!! Thanks for sharing

  24. These are just so dang pretty! I can’t get over the layers!

    haha And oh man I feel you – I throw anything that looks like it’s on its last leg into my smoothies!!

  25. WoW!! Just beautiful! And makes me want to drink my fruits and vegetables everyday!!

  26. This looks so beautiful and healthy! Love the combo of fruits and veggies here, I will definitely be trying layered smoothies soon, thanks for sharing!

  27. This looks like a super fun smoothie. Love the color combination and ingredients you used. I love smoothies, I never go a day without having a big green one. At the end of the week I also just throw in all of the leftovers haha.

    • Yeah, I usually just toss in all the leftovers. But it fun to get fancy every once in a while! Thanks, Tjasa!

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