Rainbow unicorn smoothies are beneficial nutritionally as well as mentally. So I challenge you to boost your morning with a pretty rainbow parfait or colorful unicorn smoothie bowl – colored with fruits and veggies and superfoods.
Rainbow Unicorn Protein Smoothies.
Rainbow food, using color therapy, is said to actually be beneficial in more ways than nutritionally: it can stave off hunger pains, help you lose weight, boost your mood.
So make your meal pretty, color it with berries, adorn it with flowers and decoratively-arranged fruits, and make your setting eye-pleasing as well. Toward this end, my British mother always says “If you have 5 pence, spend 4 on bread and 1 on a flower.”
Influenced by this thinking, we always set our breakfast table colorfully with napkins, and place-mats, and flowers and a water glass for each. It gives us all such a mental boost to the start of our day.
But of course the nutritional benefits of eating the rainbow are obviously so important as well. If you are interested in learning the specific nutritional benefits per color, check out my HOW to eat the Rainbow (Nutrition benefits per color).
So my rainbow unicorn protein smoothie bowls are valuable in multiple ways!
I color these smoothies with fruit, veggies and superfoods. The specific colors come from berries, matcha, spirulina, beets and more.
I have provided both recipes below – one for rainbow unicorn smoothie bowls and one for rainbow unicorn parfaits.
Happy colorful breakfast to you too!
THIS RECIPE is featured on:
— Well + Good – in a chia seed round up, see article here.
—PureWow – in an article showcasing the new #Unicorn food trend: read article here.
And is also featured here and here. Unicorn food is popular!
Rainbow Unicorn Protein Smoothie Bowls
For Smoothie Bowls : Makes 3 cups
To make both the bowl and parfaits
- Blend up the yogurt with the chia seeds and lemon juice - it freshens the flavor.
- Divide that into four bowls.
To make the bowls
- Stir in the berries, fruit and spirulina into each to create a pink bowl, a purple bowl, a yellow bowl, and a blue/green bowl.
- Distribute in family smoothie bowls for all. I topped mine with coconut dust, pitaya and melon stars, nuts, oats, quinoa pops and fruit for a heavenly unicorn morning.
To make the parfaits
- Stir in the matcha in one bowl to make green, the beet powder in another to make dark pink, the blue spirulina in another to make blue, and blend up the blueberries into the last bowl to make purple.
- Distribute the colors into parfait glasses, and pipe white yogurt with a french star tip!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.