RAINBOW EXPRESSION BOWL
CREATED USING THE VITAMIX PROFESSIONAL SERIES 750 HERITAGE COLLECTION
1 WHOLE NAVEL ORANGE PEELED
1/4 SMALL BLOOD ORANGE (optional to deepen color only)
3-1/2 CUPS OF FROZEN PINEAPPLE CHUNKS
1TBS LEMON JUICE
1TBS COCONUT CREAM
1/2TSP ORANGE EXTRACT
1/4TSP ALMOND EXTRACT
6 PITTED DATES
2TBS PURE MAPLE SYRUP
Blend at the highest speed in your Vitamix Blender (or other professional blender) using the tamper to press the ingredients towards the blades. Blending time 45 seconds. Spoon into small bowls and add toppings.
NON-DAIRY WHIPPED TOPPING; Use 1 can (14oz) of coconut cream chilled until firm. Add 2TBS of powdered sugar and 1TSP of orange extract (optional). Blend on the highest speed for 15 seconds until whipped. Using a cake decorating piping bag, spoon in whipped topping 1/4 cup at a time, adding natural food colors or standard food coloring after each 1/4 cup. Pipe onto the smoothie mixture.
TIP: (To maintain firmness of non-dairy whipped topping for presentation, add 1/2tsp of Xanthan Gum to mixture before whipping in the Vitamix.)
PISTACHIOS; Cover 1/2 of the smoothie mixture with raw pistachios.
ADD TROPICAL FRUITS IN A RAINBOW FASHION. Strawberries, blueberries, kiwifruit, orange slices. Add fruit medley on top of pistachios.