New Zealand-based food artist, Hazel Zakariya, uses smoothies as her canvas, adding a refreshing spin to the food art trend. Her “smoothie paintings” showcase both real and fictional characters, as well as animals (because who wouldn’t want a corgi on their smoothie?)
“It all started with a happy accident,” admitted Zakariya in an interview with Vogue. “I was trying to garnish my soup with coconut cream swirls, but it didn’t turn out as planned, so I added some pesto and created a tree.”
As a base for her work, she uses breakfast smoothies made from cream, milk, fruits, and berries, while the paintings themselves are created with coconut cream, almond milk, spices, herbs, and vegetable powders.
“I love getting into creative projects in my spare time,” added Zakariya. “It’s a great mindfulness practice and a way of expressing myself, challenging my skills, and creating something that is unique.”
Experimenting with different textures, patterns, and contrast, her illustrations are bright, bold, and all-around enjoyable. Follow her Instagram page for an appetizing addition to your feed.