It’s no secret that A LOT of people absolute adore the color pink. But it turns out, millennials have a particular love for a certain hue, one that falls just between peachy pink and bubble gum. According to our friends over at Pinterest, the color has been dubbed “millennial pink,” and there’s no denying that young adults these days tend to be obsessed with the color. And we’re no exception — we love everything pink, from pink lemonade to dessert recipes. Here are 10 creative and uber-pretty ways to carry millennial pink into your meal plan.
1. Pink Flamingo Vegan Cheesecake Bars: In addition to their love of millennial pink, an interest in veganism is characteristic of the socially conscious millennial generation. But even if you’re a total carnivore, you’re going to LOVE these plant-based, super pretty, healthy, and naturally sweet dessert bars. (via Healthy Happy Life)
2. Beet Pasta: Beets aren’t only pretty; they’re extremely naturally sweet… which means they lend a delicious sweetness (similar to tomato sauce) to pastas. Case in point: this fusilli recipe. (via Show Me the Yummy)
3. Old-Fashioned Pink Popcorn: You know how sweet caramel corn tastes freakin’ incredible, thanks to its combination of sweetness and saltiness? This pink sugar-coated popcorn has a similar effect. And it’s pink — ’nuff said. (via Domestic Dreamboat)
4. Pink Baked Donuts: Look, we’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but pink donuts are an adorably classic choice. We absolutely LOVE the millennial pink-hued frosting on these bad boys. (via Designlovefest)
5. Beet Hummus: Here’s another healthy and beautiful way to use beets in your home cooking. We are totally into the idea of infusing your already-yummy hummus with sweet, healthy, PINK beets. (via Nutrition Stripped)
6. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl: A good, old-fashioned smoothie bowl is one of the healthiest, most delectable ways to get pink into your diet. Pro tip: To add protein to your smoothie without detracting from the millennial pink hue brought on by strawberries, look for a vanilla or berry-flavored powder. Chocolate, peanut butter, or mocha powder are likely to darken the tone. (via Bakerita)
7. Watermelon Radish Carpaccio: Now, keep in mind — you’re not going to be using watermelon itself in this recipe. Watermelon radishes are a TYPE of radish, and that’s what you’re going to be using here. This delightful little salad would be an impressive and aesthetically pleasing choice to serve at brunch, a bridal shower, a baby shower, or a spring fling. (via Urban Kitchen Affair)
8. Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars: Let’s be real: It doesn’t get much more millennial than this. From the rainbow sprinkles to the millennial pink frosting, this dessert recipe basically *screams* ’90s kid. It’s like a Cosmic Brownie, reinvented. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
9. Raspberry Rhubarb Almond Bars: This healthy dessert option also caters to two major trends among millennial eaters: Paleo-based ingredients and gluten-free eating. These seemingly indulgent yet totally nourishing bars are made with almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, and almonds (among other good things). (via Bakerita)
10. Post-Workout Smoothie: This delicious (and PINK!) post-workout smoothie is chock-full of nutritious ingredients. Be sure to read up on the best things to eat after your workout — we guarantee this delish recipe will meet your criteria. (via Fox and Briar)
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