Jump to Recipe
One time, several years ago, my father made my whole family wake up early in the morning with hopes of witnessing a meteor shower. There’s a large window on the second floor of my parent’s house with an unobstructed view of the sky. We sat around the window for a whole hour and saw nothing shoot across the sky.
At the time, I was pretty disappointed that I got up for nothing. Now, I am actually disappointed I didn’t get to see it because so far, I have seen maybe two shooting stars in my life. It’s a maybe because I’m not 100% certain the second sighting was a shooting star. It was on October 17th of last year, which according to my research makes it possible to have been a shooting star. But instead of shooting across the sky like shooting stars typically do, it was falling down towards the ground. I think it still counts.
On the two occasions that I saw shooting stars, they were just a singular meteor. The one thing I still haven’t sighted is an actual meteor shower, with meteors appearing one after the other. I’m thinking this year might be the year I attempt to view one, the Perseid. The Perseid meteor shower is a meteor shower that is visible every summer. It peaks in early/mid-August and is due to the comet Swift-Tuttle which takes 133 years to orbit the Sun. This year, 2016, is special thanks to Jupiter. It takes Jupiter about 12 Earth years to orbit the Sun, and when it passes closest to the Swift-Tuttle trail, its gravitational pull brings some of the particles closer to Earth. Scientists believe rates can go as high as 200 meteors per hour, double its normal rate.
The meteor shower is supposed to be most visible between midnight and dawn on 8/12 Friday morning . My plan is to stay up until 2am to view the meteor shower. Crossing my fingers I will be able to view it this time. And with space on my mind this month, I decided to make a galaxy smoothie bowl. The neon pink is completely natural and made from red pitaya. Sprinkled on top is coconut flour and spirulina powder. Hope you like it!
A galaxy smoothie bowl made with bananas, non-dairy milk, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, red dragon fruit and red cabbage. The red cabbage with baking soda gives the dark purple smoothie a cooler, blue hue. The red dragon fruit gives the neon pink smoothie a naturally vibrant pink color. Coconut flour and chlorella/spirulina powder are sprinkled on top and swirled for a galaxy effect.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup dairy-free milk (eg, coconut milk beverage)
- ¼ cup red cabbage – chopped
- 6 dates – pitted
- 1 or 2 pinches of baking soda
- ½ banana
- ½ frozen pitaya smoothie pack (about ¼ cup red dragon fruit puree)
- ¼ cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup dairy-free milk (eg, coconut milk beverage)
- Coconut flour
- Chlorella/spirulina powder
- Star shaped cereal
- Blend all ingredients except baking soda in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Mix in baking soda a pinch at a time to create a cooler purple color.
- Pour smoothie into a serving bowl.
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Spoon the neon pink smoothie onto the dark purple smoothie with a dollop in the center and several dollops surrounding the center dollop.
- Sprinkle coconut flour onto the galaxy smoothie, with a concentrated amount in the center.
- Sprinkle a bit of chlorella/spirulina powder onto each dollop.
- Use a toothpick to swirl the galaxy smoothie starting from the center and moving in a spiral outwards.
- Add star shaped cereal on top for fun.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.