Monday, April 17, 2017

Asteroid B-612 Smoothie Bowl | The Little Prince

          I've been wanting to post a recipe for The Little Prince for such a long time now, and have actually been sitting on this one for ages! Now that we're heading into full-on Spring, and soon Summer, I thought this would finally be a good time to share it.😊

         I love the simplicity and poignancy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's story; it's so touching and beautiful. The animated film (adaptation? Interpretation?) that was released in the US last year on Netflix was also very moving (I watched it alone at night so I could bawl freely). I especially loved the animation style of the scenes that were directly from the book (the Little Prince and Fox figures in the photos are toys from those scenes in the movie). As a little kid, I watched the Japanese TV series adaptation, "The Adventures of the Little Prince", and it was one of those shows (flashes of its imagery anyway) that always stuck with me. I feel like The Little Prince is the kind of story that yes, is fantastical and can lead to wonderful imaginings and interpretations, but is also haunting and lonely and beautiful. There's such a sadness to it, juxtaposed to the wonder of it. I suppose that's what makes it a classic.😊


Asteroid B-612 Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:
1/2 Handful Spinach
1 Can of Coconut Milk frozen into ice cubes
1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/2 Banana
1/4 tsp. Salt
1-2 Tbsp. Honey
2 Cups Almond Milk
1 Strawberry
1/3 Cup Black Candy Melts + 1 individual Candy Melt disc

Directions: 
1. Layering in the order listed, blend the first 7 ingredients until smooth. Pour into a small bowl, enough so that the smoothie reaches the top.

2. To make the strawberry rose, slice the leaf part off to create a flat bottom. Point side up, slice the 4 sides, as if making a square, making sure you don't cut all the way through. Next, slice the 4 corners of the square. Lastly, slice in the middle of the center piece, & then gently spread apart the segments you've cut. Place 1 end of a toothpick into the bottom of the strawberry & the other end into the rounded side of the individual candy melt disc, so that the strawberry stands upright. Now carefully place the strawberry upright in the smoothie bowl.

3. Melt the black candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until smooth (adding a few paraffin crystals, E-Z Thin Dipping Aid, or tiny amount of coconut oil helps). Spoon the black melt into a candy decorating bag or bottle, or put it in a sturdy plastic baggie, and snip a tiny hole in one corner. Pipe the asteroid outline and details directly onto the top of the smoothie (see photos, or look in a Little Prince book, or Google an image). Now it's done! Eat/drink with a spoon or a smoothie straw.


* For more smoothie bowls, check out Artemis & Luna from Sailor Moon! *

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