Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that’s so easy to make!

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that's so easy to make!

 

This sassy smoothie recipe is sponsored by Almond Breeze’s delicious new Almondmilk Cashewmilk blend.

A tart and refreshing cran-raspberry layer atop a sweet mango and spinach studded green smoothie… It may be cold outside but this healthy stacked smoothie will spark a year-round craving!

The hardest part about this recipe was trying to figure out a name for it. Smoothies are always a pain in the butt to name. I could call it a holiday smoothie, but that’s too vague. The other option is to list out every darn ingredient in the smoothie, but that’s not really an option at all is it? Could you imagine trying to order a Cranberry Raspberry Spinach Mango Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk Smoothie off a menu board at Jamba? Yeah, no.

“Just give me that red and green thing in a glass, please!”

Let’s just call it a day, slap a name on it, and pat ourselves on the back for having a smoothie for breakfast instead of hitting up the last slice of Thanksgiving pie.

Unless of course you had both. Then you simply win at life. Gold star, jazz hands, and four candy canes for you Glen Coco.

You go, Glen Coco!

Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie

 

My technique for a flawless layered smoothie couldn’t be easier!

After blending your first layer, pour it in your glass [or glasses, if you’re using two small ones] and pop it in the freezer while you make your second layer. Do the same with the next layer and freeze for 10 minutes for best results. Spoon smoothie #2 over smoothie #1 and you’re good. to. go.

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that's so easy to make!
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Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie

This festive winter smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with a little hidden veggie action for an impressive (+ healthy!) layered drink that's easy to make!

Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Jenn Laughlin of Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

GREEN LAYER:

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1.5 cups frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • a splash of orange juice

RED LAYER:

  • 3/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/2-3/4 cup frozen raspberries or frozen strawberries!
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • sweeten if desired honey, agave, etc

Instructions

  1. First blend your green smoothie using your favorite blender.
  2. Pour into a glass (or two small cups) and place in the freezer.
  3. Give your blender a quick rinse, then blend the cranberry layer.
  4. For a perfect, clean line between the two layers, you'll want to also pop this one in the freezer, but in a separate glass.
  5. Freeze for about 10 minutes then use a spoon to gently transfer the cranberry smoothie on top of the green smoothie so your layers are perfectly even (and delicious!)
  6. SO EASY!

Recipe Notes

Expect to have a little more of the green smoothie than the red. It's the sweeter layer of the two and a perfect match for the tart, refreshing cranberries!

Recipe makes one jumbo smoothie or two small servings.

healthy extras: chia seeds, flax seeds, ground flax, hemp seeds.... add your favorites!

If you own a fickle old blender like I do, sometimes the smoothie will be too thick to blend. Adding a little extra liquid or fresh fruit will help in that case!

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that's so easy to make!

I can’t get enough of this flavor combo!

Since the holiday season started up I’ve been making a smoothie a day, and this one has been making quite a few repeat appearances! It’s been the perfect easy, on-the-go breakfast for a serial breakfast-skipper like myself. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Thanks again to my go-to dairy-free milk, Almond Breeze Almondmilk, for sponsoring this post! My entire family puffy hearts this company and their commitment to creating quality products.

This festive Cranberry Mango Layered Smoothie combines two tasty layers of fruit with hidden veggies for a layered smoothie that's so easy to make!

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  • Christa

    What type of cranberries are best for this? Fresh or another type? If fresh, do they need to be prepped in any way beforehand?

    • Jenn

      Hi Christa! Fresh or frozen! For frozen, no prep is needed, just pop them in and maybe use fresh raspberries so there’s something creamy to help it blend. Strawberries will work in place of the raspberries if needed and are super tasty too! Using all frozen fruit without any fresh makes my blender stop working so I always use a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. If you use fresh cranberries (they tend to go on sale this time of year!) then just wash them off and pop them in the blender! 🙂

  • So vibrant AND healthy. Love!!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Brandon!

  • I’m never very good at the naming thing, but I think you did a fantastic job. Though, Drool-worthy Smoothie would have worked too. It looks absolutely delicious. I’d never guess it was healthy, even though it’s half green. 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Christine! It’s SOOOO good! Dare I say the green layer is my favorite? Healthy and delish!

  • How awesome is this?! I never would have thought it possible to create such gorgeously separate layers in a smoothie – beautiful!

  • Those colors are glorious! I am a daily smoothie drinker, totally trying this tonight!

  • And festive and healthy smoothie?? Yes, please! Love the colors! 🙂

  • Absolutely love this! It is definitely one gorgeous looking smoothie!

  • Ohhhh…that is so pretty! I need more smoothies and less cookies in my life!

    • Jenn

      Both. We need both. 😉

  • Sandra

    This reminds me of a watermelon. Cute! I seriously can’t wait to try this Almond & Cashew milk Blend! I hope my publix has it. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is the prettiest smoothie! And so festive too!

  • The freezer trick for layered smoothies is genius! I always just add both layers and hope for the best, haha!

  • That freezing technique is a great idea! I need one of these smoothies in my life right now as it has been hard to resist all the desserts going around!

  • What a pretty smoothie. It’s perfect for the season when overindulgence is sometimes a problem.

    • Jenn

      Thanks Renee!It’s SO refreshing!

  • This smoothie looks absolutely stunning! I’m also dying to try this combo of cashew and almond milk…two of my favorites in 1 🙂

    • Jenn

      Thanks Diana! It’s so thick and creamy and luscious… perfect for smoothies! I can’t wait to bake with it next!

  • This is so pretty and festive!! And it is so nice to have a healthier option during the holidays!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Malinda! I totally agree – healthy options balance out all those holiday cookies I keep faceplanting into 😉

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