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.