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Rainbow Smoothie Shots

Need a health booster? These Rainbow Smoothie Shots come in four tasty flavors and are jam-packed with veggie-based nutrients (no juicer required).

Rainbow smoothie shots with fruits and veggies on a white background

I’d been planning to revamp this old recipe for a while now, but it seems to have come at a good time! Because whether you’re sitting at home eating your stockpile of pasta or are feeling a bit ill, we could all use a healthy boost right about now.

I’ve been keeping us powered by the tasty magic of green smoothies each morning, but for the times when you need a serious health kick, these Rainbow Smoothie Shots are it.

These wellness shots are loaded with nutrients and perfect for drinking alongside breakfast to get you going in the morning.

Rainbow smoothie shots with fruits and veggies on a white background

Pick your flavor

These tasty immunity boosters come in four flavors you’ll love. So pick your color and get blending!

Red: 4 strawberries, ¼ cup beets (raw or roasted), 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey. The red color of beets comes from betalains – a compound that may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

Red fruit and veggies on a white background

Orange: ½ of a carrot, 1 tsp fresh ginger, 1 tsp honey, pinch of turmeric. Turmeric, which contains curcuminoids, is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine and may have many benefits related to inflammation.  

Yellow orange fruits and veggies on a white background

Yellow: ½ of a banana, 2 tsp fresh ginger, 1 tsp lemon juice, pinch of turmeric. Ginger contains many properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea.

Green: 1 cup fresh spinach, 1 tsp fresh ginger, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey. Spinach is a powerhouse leafy green, being an excellent source of Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium.

Spinach white background

How to make smoothie shots (without a juicer)

Making these smoothie shots is super easy. You’ll just need a blender (my favorite is Vitamix)!

Choose your desired flavor then add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend until it’s as smooth as possible, adding a splash of water if needed to get things moving.

You can optionally strain the smoothie through a fine mesh sieve to remove the fibers, making these shots more like a juice than a smoothie. (I like to leave them as is – fiber is healthy!).

Rainbow smoothie shots with fruits and veggies on a white background

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Rainbow smoothie shots with fruits and veggies on a white background

Rainbow Smoothie Shots

These Rainbow Smoothie Shots come in four tasty flavors and are jam-packed with veggie-based nutrients. Make one or multiply the recipe to make a batch for the week!
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Course: Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Breakfasts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: immunity shot recipe, rainbow smoothie, rainbow smoothie shots, smoothie shots, wellness shot recipe, wellness shots
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Time: 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 1 each flavor
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 2 votes

INGREDIENTS

Red Smoothie Shot
  • 4 strawberries
  • ¼ cup chopped beets raw or roasted
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • 1 tsp honey 5 mL
Orange Smoothie Shot
  • ½ carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 5 g
  • 1 tsp honey 5 mL
  • Pinch ground turmeric
Yellow Smoothie Shot
  • ½ banana
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger 10 g
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • Pinch ground turmeric
Green Smoothie Shot
  • 1 cup fresh spinach 30 g
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 5 g
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
  • 1 tsp honey 5 mL

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Blend: Choose which smoothie shot you want to make, then add its ingredients to a blender, along with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Blend until smooth, adding a touch more water as needed to get things moving.
  • Strain (Optional): If making the red or yellow smoothie, serve fresh from the blender. If making the orange or green smoothie, you may want to strain it through a fine mesh sieve. Pour juice into a shot glass and serve.

NOTES

  • Make it in bulk by simply 4x the recipe.
  • Store for up to 3 days tightly sealed in the refrigerator. 

NUTRITION

Serving: 1shot, nutrition info averaged for each | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g
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