Many of you have been asking me about bright colors in my smoothies, cakes and raw desserts. Yes everything I use is 100 % natural. There are many ways you can make your food looks like a rainbow!
MAKING FOOD COLORFUL
My recipes are very colorful, as you’ll see throughout my cooking. Here are some quick tips for achieving rainbow-colored recipes using natural ingredients:
RED — beets (or beet powder), goji berries, cranberries, raspberries, cherries, watermelon, strawberries, hibiscus tea
ORANGE — carrots (or carrot powder), sweet potatoes, oranges, pumpkins, mix of red and yellow foods/ingredients
YELLOW — pineapples, mangos, corn, saffron, turmeric powder
GREEN — spinach, avocado, spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, moringa, green matcha powder, mix of blue and yellow foods/ingredients
PURPLE — purple cabbage, beetroot powder, purple grapes, blueberries, blackberries, maquiberry powder, mix of red and blue foods/ingredients
WHITE — coconut meat or shredded coconut, cashews, bananas (use also to lighten other colors—
e.g., mix with purple to make lavender or red to make pink)
BLUE — Blue coloring is the hardest to make. Yes, blueberries are blue, but when you mix them, you will get a purple color. To achieve a beautiful blue color, I use E3Live Blue Majik powder or Thai Butterfly Pea Blue Flower tea
HOT PINK — pink dragon fruit (pitaya), pink cactus fruit
These are just some examples; the possibilities are endless.
Mixing your own colors is like painting and inventing your own color palette. Just have fun and experiment with natural pigments in the kitchen.
Remember that when you add something acidic, like lime or lemon juice, your color will change too.