The Layered Smoothie That Has it All with Anita Shepherd


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This week we're featuring another episode from Genius Recipe Tapes in which Anita Shepherd blends her way through the most beautiful smoothie you'll ever make.

On Play Me a Recipe, your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way.

Serves 2
For chia pudding layer:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosewater
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

For strawberry layers:

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons agave, plus more for dipping strawberry slices
  • Fresh sliced strawberries and coconut flakes, to garnish
  1. Make Chia Pudding: Whisk coconut water, yogurt, agave, rosewater, and vanilla extract together in a bowl or quart container. Pour in chia seeds and whisk. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Make Strawberry Puree: Place ½ cup fresh strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Make Strawberry Smoothie: Place coconut yogurt, frozen strawberries, ice and agave into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. To assemble, carefully dip strawberry slices in a little agave and press firmly against the inside of each glass to decorate. Fill glasses in layers with strawberry puree, chia pudding, and strawberry smoothie. Top with coconut flakes. Serve cold.

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