Green Monster Orange Smoothie

Two layer green monster orange smoothie – healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer.

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer. I’m not a huge fan of “new year’s resolutions”.

Ask anyone and they will tell you that I am a very determined person. Why push something off if I can do it now? Why do it starting in January if I can do it today?

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer. I’ve also been told I have amazing self control. I don’t really get why I should indulge and go crazy eating all this stuff during the holiday season – because I can do that everyday. HAHAH. Just kidding. What I mean is, everything in moderation. The amount of sweets I eat in December is the same amount I eat in March. A small brownie or bowl of ice cream will do. Am I crazy or are other people like this?!

Even though I’m sharing this awesome smoothie recipe, it won’t be replacing my nightly dessert (because I’m 100% sure that chocolate does the soul good). This smoothie would more likely replace my daily yogurt or my post work out granola bar. Gosh, I am so predictable.. my daily yogurt, am I old?! But I will argue that yogurt is good for the digestive system :)

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer. One thing I hope we can agree on though is how fun this smoothie is!

It’s a green monster orange smoothie. 2 layers of healthy goodness!

The green monster layer has frozen banana, pineapple, mango, lots of spinach and a little bit of water or milk for blending. The orange layer has frozen banana, orange, mango, carrots, and orange juice. 2 VEGETABLES in total woohoo!! Layer the two together and you get something magnificent!

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer. For an extra fun presentation, top the smoothie with a toothpick filled with fruits and veggies used to make the smoothie.

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer.

Green Monster Orange Smoothie

Yield: 3-4 cups of each smoothie

Ingredients:

Green Monster Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 & 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • large handful of spinach
  • water or milk, to help smoothie blend

Orange Smoothie

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • handful of baby carrots or 1 large carrot
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

Green Monster Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

Orange Smoothie

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.

To Assemble

  1. Layer the smoothies in glasses. Top each smoothie with a toothpick filled with leftover fruits and veggies from the smoothie.

Two layer green monster orange smoothie - healthy and easy to make! Top the smoothie with a fruit skewer.
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30 Responses to “Green Monster Orange Smoothie”

  1. TidyMom — January 4, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I love everything about these smoothies……but I especially love the way you layered them!! Pinning!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Layering them makes them extra fun!!

  2. Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — January 4, 2016 at 7:50 am

    These smoothies sound so good to recover from all the treats over Christmas vacation! And I love those impression glasses!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

      I adore those glasses too!

  3. Shashi at RunninSrilankan — January 4, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Chocolate does do the soul good! :) And so does this smoothie – loving the banana pineapple and mango combo in this – they are some of my favs! Happy New Year Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Those are great fruits when it comes to making smoothies!

  4. Ramona W — January 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Definitely a delicious and healthy way to start off 2016! I would really enjoy every sip of this smoothie. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

      I did enjoy every sip, haha ;)

  5. Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    This is so pretty and looks so good! I’m craving this (which is good news since I’m trying to detox from Christmas cookies)! Love the added carrot. Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Sneaky vegetables!

  6. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — January 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    That’s a lot of smoothie! Looks like I’m going to be sharing my breakfast with the kids. I love green smoothies, and I love the layers of this beauty :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

      I bet your kids would love that!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — January 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    These look amazing! I love the layers :) 

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Thank you Medha!

  8. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — January 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    LOVEEE the colors of this smoothie, Beth!! Happy new year, my friend!

  9. Renee - Kudos Kitchen — January 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    I enjoy drinking green smoothies, but they’re rarely pretty. This one is pretty. I love this idea!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Haha a pretty green smoothie!

  10. kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — January 4, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I love the layered smoothie….so much flavor and just so pretty!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:53 am

      I agree, thanks Kellie!!

  11. Molly — January 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m the same way about “resolutions”, why not start today ? I don’t need a new year to make me start something or change my goals!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      YEAH!

  12. My kids love smoothies but I never really make them for myself. But this one is calling to me! I can’t wait to try it! Your pictures are beautiful too! :) 

  13. Megan Keno — January 4, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    I am definitely going to start my day with this smoothie! It sounds so healthy and refreshing!  

  14. Jen | Baked by an Introvert — January 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I definitely agree, this smoothie is so much fun! Love the colors and layers. I don’t believe in resolutions either. If I try to limit myself with a “healthy diet” I will go crazy and end up splurging, which is so not good for you. Everything in moderation is the ultimate key! Happy New Year, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      I totally agree!

  15. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Perfect way to refuel after a workout! Love the layered look!

  16. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen — January 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Happy New Year, beautiful Beth!  I just want to say that I love everything about these smoothies and especially the way you layered them! Fantastic! 

  17. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — January 7, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I LOVE the flavors in this smoothie! And who knew that a smoothie could look that good? I’ll be adding this to my morning rotation of smoothies. So good!

  18. Eden Passante — March 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    This sounds so good and I love the look of the layering! Yum!

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Healthy and pretty! Thanks Eden!

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