Five Senses Smoothie Bowl

I once heard that cooking is the only art that employs all five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound and sight.

I don’t remember who it was that told me this and in what context, but it stuck.

I truly think that there is something beautiful about preparing food- utilizing all the methods of perception that humans have been equipped with.

Below is the recipe for a smoothie bowl I made the other day.

While I was preparing it, I became so aware of the process and all that was involved that I sort of lost myself in it.

It was almost like sensory overload…

The smoothie itself was delicious. And if I may, the bowl quite aesthetically pleasing as well!


Five Senses Smoothie Bowl


For the smoothie:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 orange
  • 2 nectarines
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp Manuka honey (or dates or maple syrup if strict vegan)
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric root

For the toppings:

  • fresh blueberries
  • shelled hemp seeds
  • apple slices
  • pepitas
  • sliced celery sticks
  • goji berries
  • fresh flowers (make sure they are edible flowers if you plan to eat them!)


  • Blend, decorate, serve and enjoy!

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