Life is more fun in color, so why not make your meals as bright as a rainbow? Rachel Lorton, a self-proclaimed “smoothie bowl enthusiast” creates eye-pleasing dishes that are a psychedelic twist on the popular culinary trend. Using all-natural ingredients, she produces colorful, swirling patterns that are so vibrant, their visual electricity practically leaps out of the bowl. Neon pink, ocean blue, and deep magenta together resemble tie dye prints you’d find on clothing. But don't let their hues fool you; Lorton has made her vegan creations good for you, too.
Through her Instagram, Lorton demonstrates that you don’t need artificial colors or flavors to make stunning works of food art. “I constantly get feedback from, let's just say ‘junk-eaters,'” she explains, “who tell me that I inspire them to eat healthy because they didn't realize vegan food can look so good.” Ingredients like turmeric, hemp heart, pea flower, and cantaloupe offer a variety of hues, in addition to their wellness benefits. Raw beetroot, especially, is a favorite of Lorton. “I love all of its nutritional characteristics, but I enjoy how it helps muscle recovery and stamina for working out the most.”
To produce these artistic smoothie bowls, Lorton uses a few readily-available tools. Once she's made the smoothie base, she'll fill squirt bottles with pureed colors and layer them on top. Then, using a toothpick, she drags the colors back and forth to create the swirling patterns. Finally, cut fruit is added for colorful accents and textures. Watch her mesmerizing technique in a couple of videos, below.