Apricot Strawberry Layered Smoothie

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Apricots are small drupes that resemble peaches or plums. They have a soft, tangy flesh beneath a thin outer skin. In the middle of the apricot is a large pit, which is inedible, so be careful when taking that first big bite! They are typically yellow or orange, with a slight tinge of red on one side. They can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways, including juices, smoothies, jams, and oils.

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So here we have a super simple delicious smoothie that’s packed with vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber.  Although peaches are more juicier, I love that the apricot makes for a more thicker smoothie and it will also keep you full longer.  The best part of this delicacy is that the produce is in SEASON, that means higher in nutritional value and better in taste.  Eating in season is always the best.


Servings: 1 16oz or 2 8oz  Prep Time: 5 min  Cook Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium ripe Apricot (pitted and cut in half)
  • 5-6 medium size strawberries (washed and hulled)
  • 1 frozen banana, cut in half
  • 1/3 Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • Agave’ or Raw Honey

Instructions:

Add the apricot, 1/2 of the frozen banana, and almond milk to the pitcher of a blender. Puree until smooth. Taste and if you feel like it needs to be a little sweeter, add honey or agave syrup to taste. Puree again. Pour 2/3 of the mixture into a large glass. Add strawberries and the other 1/2 banana to the remaining mixture and puree until smooth. Slowly pour the strawberry smoothie directly into the center of the apricot portion that’s in the glass. The apricot should move up the sides of the glass and then a strawberry layer should form on the top. Garnish with strawberry, and enjoy poolside or on your balcony!

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