When I first bumped into Dunaliella Salina I thought it was a girl's name.. It made me laugh to realise someone actually called a very little special algae in this name.
This little algae is packed with Beta Carotene and Vitamin A and is great for the skin!
(Read more about Dunaliella Salina's benefits on this article - "COLOURING YOUR FOOD WITH SUPERFOODS" scroll down until the orange pigment)
I was wondering what can I do with this amazing bright orange colour, and something have thrown me back to my middle eastern roots.. The warmth of this orange hue sent me to Morocco and North Africa lands, event Jerusalem popped in my mind - so what is more middle eastern then Hamsa?!
The hamsa is an ancient Middle Eastern symbol that holds a variety of meanings across cultures. Nevertheless, it is regarded in all faiths as a protective talisman that brings good fortune, health and happiness. The hamsa is primarily used to protect its owner from the 'Ayin Ha'ra,' also known as 'The Evil Eye'.
So giving the Hamsa the pride it deserve-
I decorated it with passion fruit, watermelon, cacao nibs, dried figs, almonds and more..
So pick your Dunaliella Salina powder
(can be substitute with Turmeric powder) and lets begin!
1 cup frozen Mango
1/2 cup frozen Papaya
1 whole frozen Passionfruit (without the skin)
1/2 tsp D. Salina Powder or Turmeric
30 ml Soy Milk or Almond or normal
Home made muesli
A handful of almonds
1 Dried fig
Few dragon fruit balls
If you have a hamsa cookie cutter you can cut watermelon with it
blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Transfer into a bowl and top up with the toppings.
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This article is a part of the series
"Colouring Food with Superfoods"
A massive collaboration for X-net Magazine.
Travel, Food & Lifestyle Blogger.
production, recipes, writing, styling, photography
Dietitian MSc. Chinese Medicine & Herbs, Master N.L.P
nutritional and health facts about colours in food
Photography and help in styling (in the folder called Derek Simpson)
Royal Bali Ceramics