Blueberry and Banana Ombre Smoothie (3 Layers of Colorful Energy)

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We’ve got a blueberry and banana ombre smoothie recipe for you today that is not only delicious and nutritious but it’s also quite the visual treat. It takes the great taste of a refreshing banana smoothie, then layers it in with all of the wonderful antioxidant benefits of a blueberry smoothie to make an incredibly eye-popping ombre smoothie. Are you wondering what an ombre smoothie actually is? Read on, we’ve got you covered.

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Ombre Smoothies – Refreshing, Tasty, and Stylish

Ombre smoothies are created by layering different smoothie blends on top of each other. Normally, the heaviest blend is placed at the bottom, and then you work your way up. By doing this, you are able to combine many of your favorite smoothie types into one incredibly interesting looking drink. Ombre smoothies have been taking the internet by storm, as many people have been creating and sharing colorful smoothie recipes that almost look like works of art.

Beyond just providing a recipe that is simultaneously healthy and visually appealing, we also wanted to provide you with a few simple hacks to boost your smoothie’s nutrition profile even further. Add any of the following three ingredients to your ombre smoothies to vary the flavor and texture, or as a way to change up the carbohydrate-to-fat ratio and calorie content.

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3 One-Tablespoon Nutrient-Dense Hacks to Up Your Paleo Smoothie Nutrition

1. Flax Seeds – Not only are flax seeds an excellent source of dietary fiber, but a single tablespoon also contains about 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids along with a bit of protein as well. Flax seeds are also low in carbs as well, making them the perfect addition to any paleo-friendly smoothie.

The seeds are generally tasteless and they end up adding a little bit of body to your smoothie, helping to keep you feeling full for longer.

2. Chia Seeds – This incredibly popular superfood makes a perfect smoothie addition. Chia seeds are loaded with healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, and important minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.

A single tablespoon of chia seeds can provide you with some incredible health benefits. Much like flax seeds, these help make your smoothies a little more satiating as well.

3. Raw Cacao Powder – Using raw cacao is a great way to satisfy your chocolate sweet tooth in a healthy, nutrient-dense manner. Not only is it a great way to boost the flavor of your smoothies, but cacao powder has been demonstrated to lower cholesterol levels, improve blood flow, reduce blood pressure, and even boost your mood and cognitive function. And finally, cacao powder contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that helps to lower your risk of certain diseases.

Who would have thought a chocolate smoothie could end up being so good for you?

Once you make your very first ombre smoothie, you’ll be hooked. Thanks to their unique appearance and bright colors, they make for a perfect healthy drink to enjoy on a hot summer day. You can follow the recipe we’ve provided or even combine your own preferred ingredients to try and come up with some amazing looking blends of layers. Whatever you come up with, there’s no doubt this is one of the more interesting ways to enjoy a paleo-friendly smoothie.

P.S. – Were you looking for a more traditional smoothie recipe? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out these three great smoothie recipes:

Kale and Kiwi Superpowered Green Smoothie

Immune-Boosting Paleo Blueberry Smoothie

The Best Paleo Green Smoothie Ever



  • For the bottom layer
    • ½ cup coconut milk
    • ½ cup frozen blueberries
    • 1 tsp honey
  • For the second layer
    • 1/3 banana, sliced and frozen
    • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
    • ¼ cup almond milk
    • 1 tablespoons soaked cashew nuts
    • 1 tsp honey
  • For the third layer
    • 1/3 banana, sliced and frozen
    • 2 tbsp frozen blueberries
    • 5 tbsp almond milk
    • 1 tbsp soaked cashew nuts
    • ½ tsp honey
  • For the top layer
    • 1/3 banana, sliced and frozen
    • ¼ cup almond milk
    • 1 tbsp soaked cashew nuts
    • ½ tsp honey
  • For decoration
    • handful fresh blueberries & coconut flakes, for topping


  1. Make the bottom layer: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture in a jar or glass and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Rinse the blender jar.
  4. Make the second layer: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Remove the glass from the freezer and carefully pour the mixture over the bottom layer.
  6. Return to the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Rinse the blender jar.
  8. Make the third layer: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  9. Pour the mixture over the second layer and freeze for 10 minutes.
  10. Rinse the blender jar.
  11. Make the top layer: In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  12. Pour the mixture over the third layer.
  13. Garnish with coconut flakes and fresh blueberries and serve immediately.


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Total Time

20 minutes

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