Eat the rainbow has taken on an entirely new meaning since the Unicorn Food Trend has blown up our social media feeds. Its cousins include galaxy food (think foods colored in whirls of dark blacks, blues and whites), rainbow food (think brightly colored rainbow bagels complete with rainbow cream cheese) and mermaid food (think ocean greens and blues complete with edible golden flakes).
On the one hand, you have the haters (or food purists) like Gordon Ramsay who was quoted as saying “Unicorns are meant for children’s tales, not food. Period.” and those who see the trend as a form of escapism or even infantilism.
On the other hand, you have people like Adeline Wough, the wellness blogger credited with creating the original unicorn toast which set off this colorful unicorn food frenzy. Adeline started it by simply experimenting with adding beet juice into foods; and after seeing the bright pink started adding in other powders like spirulina and turmeric. She, along with other healthy foodies have used it as a way of incorporating different “superfood” powders and foods into otherwise plain foods.
We’re team Adeline and see it as a way of incorporating new powders with an endless list of health benefits into foods. There are only so many smoothies and smoothie bowls you can consume – which is where most powders find their home. Why not use these natural colorful powders to color cheese, icing, nice cream and more? We eat with our eyes first and taking plain cheese or frozen bananas and adding some natural powders not only makes it prettier to look at (and instagram), it makes it that much more nutritious too.
To show you how you can try the unicorn food trend at home we’ve partnered with online Organic Shop Faithful to Nature, who stocks just about every colourful superfood you can think of. Using a selection of their ingredients, we’ve created 3 ways you can embrace this trend – from easy (Unicorn Toast) to moderate (unicorn nice cream) to difficult (unicorn donuts).
To create our unicorn Food we used the following super powers
Health Connection Wheatgrass Powder get it here
Superfoods Maca Powder get it here
Superfoods Camu Camu Powder get it here
Natures Choice Acai Berry Powder get it here
Natures Choice Spirulina Powder get it here
Get Matcha Matcha Powder get it here
Taca Turmeric Powder get it here
Superfoods Raw Organic Cacao powder get it here
In addition, you can use pomegranate or beet juice for a pink hue.
Before you click on over to the recipes to get started making your unicorn food, two things to note are that the pastel colors you see on Instagram are not always what happens at home. Different brands of powders yield different colors. Secondly, these powders are potent and are meant to be used in small amounts. So always start with less and slowly add, so you can achieve a color that you don’t only like the look of, but like the taste of as well. Using too much can result in something that is too overpowering for your taste buds.
Want to make your own Unicorn food?
Click here to get the recipe for Unicorn Toast
Click here to get the recipe for Unicorn Nice Cream
Click here to get the recipe for Unicorn Donuts
WIN A Hamper from Faithful to Nature Worth R1000!
UPDATE: Congrats to Brenna-leigh Robertson for winning this competition
All the ingredients we used to make these Unicorn inspired recipes came from Faithful to Nature. To enable you to make your own healthier unicorn recipes at home, we’re giving away a hamper filled with a selection of some of the ingredients we used PLUS a R100 gift voucher to shop their range of organic goods! To enter, simply comment below and tell us what Unicorn Food you want to make!
This post was brought to you in partnership with Faithful to Nature, an online Organic Shop which stocks a range of green foods, cosmetics, appliances and more. Head over here to shop – orders over R350 ship for free or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @faithfultonature
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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.