7 Layered Smoothie Recipes That Will Crush It on Instagram

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Sometimes you want it all — just not all mixed together. Layered smoothies are a beautiful way to hydrate healthfully. Use a hand mixer to make these fun beverages quickly. Put the ingredients for each layer into separate containers, and then simply rinse your immersion blender in between. While the possibilities are endless, here are seven ideas to inspire the smoothie-lover in you.

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Blueberry and Orange Creamsicle Layered Smoothie

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This filling smoothie allows you to enjoy the benefits of antioxidant-rich blueberries, which can help boost brain health, support digestion and aid in weight loss. The orange layer features sweet mango that brims with vitamins A and C. Add protein-rich yogurt for a deliciously creamy consistency.

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Mango and Power Greens Layered Smoothie

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Delicious and full of nutrients, this mango and banana smoothie gets a powerful punch from spirulina. High in chlorophyll, spirulina can help the body detox naturally. It’s also rich in iron, vitamin E and beta-carotene. Mango bursts with antioxidants and vitamin A, while banana is an excellent source of potassium, which could help lower blood pressure.

Related: For the Full Recipe -- Mango and Power Greens Layered Smoothie

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Strawberry and Vanilla Oat Layered Smoothie

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The addition of oat flakes in this smoothie adds lovely crunch and texture, while the strawberry and vanilla flavors naturally go hand-in-hand. This smoothie looks equally pretty — and tastes just as delicious — no matter if you leave the layers as is or decide to swirl them together.

Related: For the Full Recipe -- Strawberry and Vanilla Oat Layered Smoothie

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Raspberry Pineapple and Lemon Banana Layered Smoothie

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This smoothie is a delicious way to feel fantastic! Raspberry offers antioxidants, which guard against free-radical damage. Pineapple can help aid digestion, while lemon helps fight fatigue. Remember that lemons contain varying amounts of juice, so adjust the water as needed to achieve your desired consistency.

Related: For the Full Recipe -- Raspberry Pineapple and Lemon Banana Layered Smoothie

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Strawberry-Cocoa Layered Smoothie

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If you like chocolate-covered strawberries, you’ll love this layered smoothie. It blends cacao and banana together and is topped with a sweet strawberry layer. The chocolate layer is similar to ice cream, depending on how thick you make it. The strawberry layer is lighter, like sorbet. This smoothie is also high in antioxidants from the cacao and is rich in vitamin C.

Related: For the Full Recipe -- Strawberry-Cocoa Layered Smoothie

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Cocoa-Mint Layered Smoothie

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Chocolate mints are delightful to eat on the go or after dinner. Here is a recipe that’s great as a dessert or filling enough to be the bulk of a meal. Peppermint helps aid digestion, while cacao can help protect against heart disease. So go ahead and make yourself a glass of this chocolatey bliss.

Related: For the Full Recipe -- Cocoa-Mint Layered Smoothie

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Galaxy Layered Smoothie

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This fun, triple-layered smoothie combines the colors and flavors of the galaxy. If you want more of a swirling galaxy effect, simply take a straw and pull the top colors towards the bottom. If you want clean layers, be sure to put the heavier yellow layer on the bottom of the glass (it could sink right through the purple layer if you try to put it on top). Any yogurt will work, but each has a slightly different consistency. You’ll want to adjust the water to achieve your desired thickness.

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What Do YOU Think?

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Have you ever tried a layered smoothie before? Which of these recipes would you make? What are some tasty layered smoothie ideas you can come up with? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Sometimes you want it all — just not all mixed together. Layered smoothies are a beautiful way to hydrate healthfully. Use a hand mixer to make these fun beverages quickly. Put the ingredients for each layer into separate containers, and then simply rinse your immersion blender in between. While the possibilities are endless, here are seven ideas to inspire the smoothie-lover in you.

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