Halloween is my favorite time of year! It’s more than just a one-day holiday for me – it’s a season that runs through the month of October!
I love going to haunted houses, watching scary movies, and carving pumpkins. My husband toasts up the seeds and everyone in my house loves them!
I also really love candy corn! I’ve always liked it, even when I was a kid. I know, it’s all sugar and who-knows what! I usually buy a small bag as a once-a-year treat.
Of course, I HAD to make a smoothie that suggests candy corn. While this recipe doesn’t taste anything like it, it does taste really good! I love the changing of the flavors as you drink it – and the colors! Oh, and it’s actually good for you!
Candy Corn Smoothie
The Yellow Layer
- 1/2 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup pineapple, chopped
- 2 ounces of almond milk (just enough to blend the pineapple)
The Orange Layer
- 1 cup papaya, cubed
- 1 large carrot, chopped
- 1 ounce almond milk (only if you need extra liquid to blend the carrot)
The White Layer
- 4 ounces vanilla almond milk *
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Start by adding the ingredients for the yellow layer to your blender. You want this layer to be thick so it will hold the top two layers.
Blend and divide it between the two glasses. Place them in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Next, add the ingredients for the orange layer to your blender. Blend using just enough liquid to make sure all of the carrot is blended. You can grate the carrot prior to blending if you don’t have a high speed blender.
Remove the glasses with the yellow layer from the freezer and using a spoon, gently spoon the orange layer on top of the yellow layer.
Place the glasses back into the freezer and mix your white layer. Repeat the previous step and gently spoon the white layer on top of the orange layer.
* I used vanilla almond milk to give the white layer a little more flavor, I wouldn’t use vanilla extract as it is likely to make it an off white color.
Calories: 197 | Protein: 3g | Fiber: 6g | Carbs: 31g | Calcium: 7% | Iron: 1mg | Vitamin A: 290% | Vitamin C: 118%
Serving Size: Two.
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