Summer of Smoothies (week 5): Red, White, and Blue Smoothies

Red, White, and Blue Smoothies | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on June 28, 2013 · 6 comments

I couldn’t resist making some Red, White, and Blue Smoothies for the 4th of July next week. Even though the blue is borderline purple and they’re more like a frozen slushy than a smoothie, but who cares! Details, details! They came out awesome. 

I sort of channeled my crafty side (which is not a strength, trust me) and felt so Martha Stewart. (Well, except I don’t have my own raspberry bushes or cow to make the milk. Those silly details again.)

Red, White, and Blue Smoothies | Very Culinary

They may look complicated, but they aren’t at all. Prep them in the morning and have them ready for an afternoon BBQ!

Red, White, and Blue Smoothies
Makes 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours

Ingredients
• 6 ounces (about 1 heaping cup) fresh blueberries (or frozen, defrosted)
• 6 ounces (about 1 heaping cup) fresh raspberries (or frozen, defrosted)
• 2 tablespoons sugar (or honey or agave nectar), divided
• 1/4 cup milk, divided in half
• 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions
Place the blueberries, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons milk in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour the puree 1/3 way up each glass (see note) and place in the freezer for about 35-40 minutes.

Spoon 3 tablespoons of the yogurt in each glass, on top of the frozen blueberry mixture. Place back in the freezer for another 35-40 minutes.

Place raspberries, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons milk in a blender. Process until smooth. Finish the smoothies by pouring the raspberry puree over the frozen yogurt and freeze until just solid.

Let defrost slightly and eat with a spoon.

Note: I used 4, half pint (8-ounce) glass jars. I recommend making these the day of and not sooner.

(inspired by M For Mommy)

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Check out the entire series!
Week 1: Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
Week 2: Carrot Cake Smoothie
Week 3: Skinny Root Beer Smoothie
Week 4: Apple Pie Smoothie

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Tara June 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

This was absolutely delicious! I just love the layers.

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Amy @Very Culinary June 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks Tara!

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Pat S August 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I’m now following you on pinterest – I had only been following you on fb. Can’t wait to see more!

http://pinterest.com/pin/51650726949751526/

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 29, 2013 at 7:03 am

This is so great! Love all the layers. If only we could all be like Martha…

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Heather June 29, 2013 at 6:36 am

Oh yummy! Those look terrific!

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Joanne June 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

You are my kind of Martha Stewart! I almost wouldn’t want to drink these because I wouldn’t want the layers to get mixed up. But maybe a swirl would be kind of cute too…

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