This Mermaid Smoothie Bowl Recipe Is Almost Too Pretty to Eat
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This Mermaid Smoothie Bowl Recipe Is Almost Too Pretty to Eat

The past few months have seen a veritable explosion of colorful food and drinks, from the ultra-trendy  mermaid toast to the hotly debated Unicorn Frappuccinos. Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice your clean eating habits to satisfy your obsession for all things whimsical. The amazing aqua color in mermaid toast and unicorn lattes is due to a type of spirulina powder called Blue Majik. Unlike most spirulina powders, which are generally green, Blue Majik owes its bright blue hue to C-phycocyanin (Pc) compound. Blue Majik comes with a rather steep price tag, but does boast some impressive health benefits and is naturally Insta-fabulous. Read on to see how we used it to create a gorgeously healthy and delicious mermaid smoothie bowl.

Ingredients:

Makes one smoothie bowl

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 small bananas, ideally frozen
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons agave or maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon spirulina or blue algae powder

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until liquidized.
  2. Taste and adjust for sweetness if you like.
  3. Pour into a bowl and have fun with your toppings!

Toppings:

The toppings listed are just suggestions — you can let your imagination run wild and add anything that catches your eye!

  • 1/2 dragon fruit
  • 1 small kiwi
  • handful fresh blueberries
  • handful fresh raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc)
  • edible flowers to decorate (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Use a melon baller to create little dragon fruit spheres. Alternatively, cut into slices or shapes.
  2. Slice the kiwi thinly and cut out shapes using sugarcraft cutters, or get crafty with a sharp knife.
  3. Arrange your toppings over your mermaid smoothie bowl and sprinkle with the mixed seeds.
  4. Decorate with edible flowers (I used borage flowers).

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until liquidized. Taste and adjust for sweetness if you like. Pour into a bowl and have fun with your toppings!

Use a melon baller to create little dragon fruit spheres. Alternatively, cut into slices or shapes.

Slice the kiwi thinly and cut out shapes using sugarcraft cutters, or get crafty with a sharp knife.

Arrange your toppings over your mermaid smoothie bowl and sprinkle with the mixed seeds. Decorate with edible flowers (I used borage flowers).

Grab a spoon and enjoy — but not before snapping a few photos to share on your Instagram feed!

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