This fun tutti frutti smoothie recipe was a 5 minute Runner-Up in the Fast & Fresh Recipe Contest we hosted several years ago. The recipe was originally created and submitted by Tiffany Aaron, but we have made a couple updates, and have also added some more information and notes.
This Dairy-Free Tutti Frutti Smoothie is Layers of Delicious Fun
Tiffany’s recipe was a strong contender in our contest, but the risk of lackluster fruit kept if from the top spot. It was delicious when all of the fruit was very ripe and sweet, but lackluster berries or mango lead to an underwhelming flavor. We found that simply adding an option for sweetener fixed the potential problem. I also have a few more tips and options based on common FAQs.
How Do You Keep the Layers Separated?
This is a pretty frosty smoothie, so it’s easy to get these nice layers as long as you blend the smoothie up rather quickly. If you’re slow, like me, or it’s just too warm, you can place the smoothie in the freezer each time you’re blending the next layer.
Can I Just Blend Everything Together?
Definitely. Layered smoothies are fun, but these ingredients will taste delicious all together. Go ahead and place them all in your blender at once, and puree until smooth. Taste test and add a little sweetener of choice, if needed.
What Milk Beverage and Yogurt do you Recommend?
Tiffany used So Delicious coconut milk-based products for both. We also like to use coconut products in this tutti frutti smoothie, because they add a little more richness than most other types. But your favorite type and brand for smoothies should work just fine.
My Store Has a Couple Mango Varieties. Which are Best for Smoothies?
You’ll want to choose mangos with low to no fibers to ensure a smooth result. Honey or Ataulfo mangos are an ideal option, but Keitt and Kent mangos are also good options. If possible, avoid Francis, Haden, and Tommy Atkins mangos, which tend to be more fibrous.
What Sweetener do You Recommend for this Smoothie?
I have used a couple drops of stevia or a drizzle of honey. But plain sugar or agave nectar would also be great. If you want to skip the sweeteners, a squeeze of lemon juice can help brighten the flavors.
Special Diet Notes: Tutti Frutti Smoothie
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, banana-free, vegan, vegetarian, optionally paleo, and top food allergy-friendly. Just be sure to choose the milk beverage and yogurt that suit your dietary needs.
- 1 cup plain or unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage, divided
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- ¼ cup vanilla dairy-free yogurt
- Sweetener (stevia, agave, or your choice), to taste (optional)
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup baby spinach leaves
- Place ½ cup milk beverage and the mango and yogurt in your blender. Blend until smooth. Taste test, and add your desired sweetener to taste, if needed.
- Pour half of the mango mixture into a large glass (at least 20-ounce).
- Add the strawberries and ¼ cup milk beverage to the remaining smoothie in your blender. Blend until smooth.
- Spoon half of the strawberry mixture into glass on top of the mango layer.
- Add the blueberries and remaining ¼ cup milk beverage to the remaining smoothie in your blender. Blend until smooth.
- Spoon half of the blueberry mixture into glass on top of the strawberry layer.
- Add the spinach to remaining smoothie in your blender. Blend until smooth.
- Spoon the spinach mixture into the glass, on top of the blueberry layer.