Radiant Orchid is the hue Pantone has chosen as color of the year for 2014. It’s a soft shade of purple that exudes happiness and joy and had me inspired at hello. I can already see this color making its way into weddings, fashion, decor and event design in the months ahead and I cannot wait to see how it’s used. I’m really looking forward to the pin-worthy imagery, DIY’s and trends that will be set this year with radiant orchid as the focal point. I also can’t wait to have some fun with the color myself, which is exactly how I’m kicking off 2014. After featuring a few heavy recipe posts late last year during the holiday season, I’m lightening things up with a fresh fruit smoothie, in shades of purple, influenced by none other than the Pantone color of the year.
Simple, fresh, feel good.
Pantone Fruit Smoothie (V)
The blackberries and blueberries both rich in antioxidants add color and tartness, while the vegan yogurt’s adds balance with its sweet flavor. No sugar added, dairy and soy free, vegan.
(Makes 3 Servings)
1 6 oz container of plain coconut milk yogurt
1 cup fresh blackberries (rinsed) (freeze half a cup for texture)
1/4 cup fresh blueberries (rinsed)
1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut or almond milk
4-6 ice cubes
a splash of orange juice
Place all ingredients in a blender or magic bullet and blend away! Serve in a fancy glass and sip from a fabulous straw (these particular purple chevron straws are available in my Etsy shop).
For the blackberry and blueberry garnish, rinse them both and leaving them damp. Skewer one blackberry and one blueberry and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes. Garnish each glass.
Looking for ways to incorporate this recipe into the perfect party option? If you’re hosting a brunch or breakfast party, these fruit smoothies are a tasty beverage alternative.
You can also whip them up and serve at a spa themed afternoon with girlfriends, or children.
Here’s to a healthy, prosperous and inspired 2014!
Pantone image source: Radiant Orchid
This specific recipe for the Pantone Fruit Smoothie is a Posh Little Designs original. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.
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