151st Princess Mononoke Smoothie

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Good morning peeps! This is Princess Mononoke as requested by @ghoshsx who loves this character! I didn’t know about Hayao Miyazaki’s work before she requested this to me. It is a Must-Watch based on the theme of the movie which is the balance between good and evil in this world. I won’t tell you more. You need to watch it.

Yesterday I attended a book signing with our good friends & it was in Serbian so I understood like 20 words the whole time. Luckily, my husband translated it for me. The book is called “Plivac” or “The Swimmer” & the other book is “Preko Puta – Istina” or “Across the Road – Truth” in literal translation, written by Andrija Terzic. The guy is awesome because he was truthful & he wasn’t using flowery words. He was quite honest, so his talk even though I understood only what my husband translated, was appealing to me. I think writing should be that way even if we are talking about spirituality. Yes, some feelings or emotions can sometimes be hard to explain w/o being poetic; only if it is necessary, we should always convey a clear message.As you know in history Philosophers & writers have been great influencers to our societies & the minds of the people living in it. Books even shape children’s minds. Look at children’s stories, they often convey hidden messages; we should be careful of what we instill in children & into the masses’ minds because really not everyone is as open-minded or have the telepathic ability to discern your thoughts. Hitler, for instance, used the writings of St. Martin Luther to justify his racial bias against the Jews. Or the Art of War which even economists use for their business growth. The Republic of Plato and the teachings of Confucius were also misused in history. It’s like saying “A.I. is a basic human right” in a forum I watched. Who the heck redefined the BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS SO SUDDENLY?! The common man, the Bible, the UN charter does not even mention AI! Humans always corrupt a good principle to benefit themselves. It’s up to all of you to seek the truth behind the mist.

About this bowl, I added some pineapple for the fruit chunks underneath the smoothie. The smoothie ingredients are strawberries, raspberries and ripe banana instead of papaya from yesterday’s recipe.

Tools
7-inch diameter bowl
1 tablespoon
1 stick
2 mason jars (for leftover smoothie)

Smoothie Ingredients
8oz Nonfat yogurt/whole milk (Brown Cow)
3 strawberries, frozen
10 raspberries
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup honey

Topping Surprise 
1/2 cup oatmeal (Nature’s Path Organic)
1/2 cup red berries & dark chocolate Nature’s Path Organic Oats
1/2 avocado, chunks
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 pomegranate with seeds
5 pineapple slices (optional)
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
10 macadamia nuts
5 hazelnuts
1 tsp nigella sativa
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp mixed ancient grains (white chia, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc)

Method
1. Put 1 cup of cereals/oats in the bowl and level to make the surface even. Blend the fruits, berries, and yogurt in a blender until fully combined. Add the honey while the blender is running. This will prevent the honey from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the cereals/oats/toppings. This will prevent the cereals/oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

2. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the oats. This will prevent the oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

Art Ingredients
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 tbsp melted chocolate (60-72% cacao)
1 tsp beetroot powder
5 tbsp plain organic yogurt (for colors)

Method

  1. Mix activated charcoal with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep black color.
  2. Mix beetroot powder with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep red/magenta color. To achieve a pink blush use a dash of beetroot and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  3. For the white color just use plain old trusty yogurt.
  4. To draw the hair, eyebrows, eyes, and body outline, use melted chocolate and draw very lightly with a stick.
  5. Fill a ramekin with clean water for cleaning the tip of the stick each time you change one color to another.
  6. Use a stick to draw the image. Refrigerate the leftover smoothie and organic colors for tomorrow. Decorate any way you please. Serve and Enjoy!

 

 

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Hello! My name is Altha. I love to cook and experiment with naturally sourced ingredients. I believe in the power of naturally grown food to heal the body. I consider myself a food philosopher. :D I studied Philosophy and I have a Master's in International Relations. However, my dream is to have a Ph.D. in Culinary Arts! I learned two important things about food, 1) it brings people together, 2) healthy food means a healthy mind and a healthy body. When I learned those two things, I promised myself to keep on cooking, especially for my husband.

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