3-Layer Fruit Smoothie

This 3-layer fruit smoothie is the ultimate healthy breakfast! I'll make the whole thing for a special occasion or just one layer for a quick, yummy treat.

Fruit smoothie

Nothing says love like a smoothie, right? 🙂

I love love love Valentine’s Day, but not in the fancy-dinner-prix-fixe dinner sort of way. I love it for of all of the cute things that remind me of being a little kid… tiny paper cards, homemade cupcakes with pink frosting, heart shaped candies… so in the spirit of being crafty, I made this 3-layer fruit smoothie!

Fruit smoothie recipe ingredients

I always see layered fruit smoothies on Instagram and think, “who the heck has time to make three separate smoothies?” – but here I am doing it. It actually was pretty simple, and while I won’t be doing this every single morning, I think it’s fun as a special occasion fruit smoothie.

Layered Fruit Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

Every layer of this fruit smoothie has almond milk in it, which gets the blender moving and adds creaminess. Otherwise, they contain unique ingredients to make each layer delicious and distinct:

Layer 1: Chocolate Almond Butter

  1. Almond butter adds protein & delicious richness.
  2. Dates sweeten it up.
  3. Cocoa powder makes it super chocolaty.
  4. And banana gives it a smooth, creamy texture.

Layer 2: Banana Vanilla

  1. Banana fills it with banana flavor and makes the texture smooth & luscious.
  2. Dates add extra sweetness.
  3. And vanilla extract gives it a full, almost buttery vanilla taste.

Layer 3: Red Berry

  1. Frozen strawberries
  2. And frozen raspberries blend together to make an icy, sweet/tart combo.

Pro tip: Any of these three fruit smoothies is delicious on its own!

Best fruit smoothie recipe

The only fussy part here is that you have to freeze each layer – just enough for it to set a little bit – before adding the next.

Banana berry almond fruit smoothie

This fruit smoothie is not only super cute, but it’s a yummy three-flavors-in-one treat as well.

3-Layer Fruit Smoothie

Looking for more fruit smoothie recipes?

Try this smoothie bowl, this strawberry banana smoothie, these healthy breakfast smoothies, this kale smoothie, or this avocado smoothie next!

5.0 from 4 reviews

3-Layer Fruit Smoothie

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I love this cute, yummy 3-layer fruit smoothie as a Valentine's treat or healthy breakfast any day. Full of berries, dates, and almond butter, it's delicious and filling.
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 3-4
Bottom Layer: Chocolate Almond Butter
  • ½ cup Almond Breeze almondmilk Vanilla
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • handful of ice
Middle Layer: Banana Vanilla
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze almondmilk Vanilla
  • 1½ frozen bananas
  • 2 soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • handful of ice
Top Layer: Red Berry
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze almondmilk Vanilla
  • Chocolate chips for garnish, optional
  1. Make the bottom layer: Combine the almond milk, almond butter, banana, cocoa powder, and dates in a blender. Blend until smooth and the dates are fully pureed. Add the ice and pulse. Pour into 3 glasses (or 4 smaller glasses) and freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Make the middle layer: Combine the almond milk, bananas, dates, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and pulse. Layer this onto the smoothies and freeze for another 30 minutes.
  3. Make the top layer: Combine the strawberries, raspberries, and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. This layer will be very thick. Remove the glasses from the freezer and spoon the last layer onto the smoothies. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired.
  4. The bottom two layers, since they are not completely frozen, should thaw to a drinkable (spoonable) consistency in 5 to 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

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  1. Hannah

    I think that tese recipies are really good recipies. I am using them for my own personal use. They tast really good! For vegans like me, these are good because tehy use almond milk not regular milk.

  2. Haley

    This has to be extremely delicious.

  3. Amelie

    This smoothie is amazing!!! Unfortunately the middle layer did not quite set enough but the other two were perfect.

  4. Awesome ….!! It’s so nice. This is a best work of arts. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Laurie

    After this smoothie is made, how long do you think it can be kept in the refrigerator?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      not very long, it’ll start to melt pretty quickly. It’s best to drink it right after you make it 🙂

  6. Brinton

    The smoothie looks great, I like all the different layers on the smoothie.

  7. Rutuja

    I was looking for a great smoothie with the fruits and chocolate. Great combination!

  8. Jess B

    How fun! These look and sound delicious!

  9. Mohammad Abul Hossain

    Really your smoothie is looking so nice and different layers makes it so exceptional….

  10. Gaby Dalkin

    OMG—this smoothie is a work of art!

  11. sabrina from newkitchenlife.com

    very clever set of layers, haven’t seen a multi-layered smoothie except for the unintentional separating (and unappetizing) of mine if I leave them overnight in the refrigerator, I like this recipe much better even after Valentine’s Day, thank you!

  12. I don’t make them often either, but I do love the experience of eating a layered smoothie, especially when there are different textures. So fun and novel. Love the date, cacao, almond butter layer in this one!

  13. Natalie

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love the layers – so pretty 🙂 Looks and sounds delicious and healthy ♥

  14. Raquel Osorio

    Love you, always, but specially love all vegan ideas/recipes I can enjoy! Much Love and Peace from the Hudson Valley.

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