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Artistic Smoothie Bowls

2016-09-14
Artistic Smoothie Bowls

In this week's At Home With Martin & Sylvia story, “Art Walk,” not only does Daddy have artwork on display in this year's downtown Art Walk—Martin and Sylvia do too! Brother and sister decide that they are going to be artistic in everything they do during the Art Walk — from what they wear to what they eat. They even find "art" in their especially unique treat at the end of the day!

A few weeks ago, I saw an article poking fun at the beautiful smoothie bowls that have become ubiquitous on social media. “Why would someone go to so much trouble for something they're just going to eat?” the author declared.

While I understood the author's point, I barely resisted emailing her, “But they're so fun!”

And isn't that the point of art? To make something beautiful? Just because it's not going to last doesn't mean it doesn't bring pleasure in the present. Just because it's only for you doesn't mean it hurts to make it special.


My five-year-old and I made these smoothie bowls as an early date one Monday morning before school. It was ten minutes of connection in a week that was otherwise way too busy.

I used store-bought granola to make a geometric design. He plucked out an extra frozen strawberry to put a nose on his silly face. It was a true case of art bring people together, and — although our masterpieces were quickly spooned down the hatch — the world most definitely needs more of that kind of painting.

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Artistic Smoothie Bowls (makes 2 small smoothie bowls)

Ingredients

1 cup Greek yogurt

½ cup frozen berries (we used strawberries)

¼ cup milk

1 tablespoon honey

a few handfuls of granola, fruit, nuts, or edible flowers for decorating

Directions
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In a tall, thin container, combine the Greek yogurt, frozen berries, milk, and honey. Use a stick blender to mix to smoothie consistency.
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Carefully pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl, preferably one that's shallow and wide because it will give you a larger canvas. Use the other toppings to make beautiful or silly designs on top of the yogurt, then enjoy your artwork immediately!

Download the recipe card HERE.


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About the Author

Meryl Carver-Allmond

Sparkle Kitchen & Craft Blogger

The Sparkle Kitchen Series is created by Meryl Carver-Allmond.

Meryl lives in a hundred year old house near the prairie with her sweet husband, two pre-schoolers, one puppy, one gecko, and about ten chickens. While she's been writing since she could pick up a pen, in recent years she's discovered the joy of photography, too. She feels lucky to be able to combine those skills, along with a third passion--showing people that cooking for themselves can be healthy and fun--in her weekly Sparkle Kitchen posts.

When Meryl isn't writing for Sparkle Kitchen, you can find her on her personal blog, My Bit of Earth, where she writes about chickens, babies, knitting, gardening, food, photography, and whatever else tickles her fancy on any given day.

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