Auckland-based artist Hazel Zakariya eschews the sepia palate of latte art and embraces the vibrant possibilities of smoothie art.
She tells Vogue it started by accident:
“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.”
Since then, Zakariya has produced a rainbow of culinary masterpieces that look good, taste good, and actually are good for you. Taking a scroll through her Instagram feed (which has amassed more than 20,000 followers), you would assume that she’s had some sort of formal training in art or molecular gastronomy. But the reality couldn’t be any more different; her background is rooted in science and business, and she works as a market analyst for an international trade and development company during the day.
She even animates some of her creations:
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Hello my friends 😄👋 Sorry it's been a while.. It's been a really busy month and I have fallen sick a couple of times even now. But I've missed you and thought I'd drop by and say hello 🐻 Hope you're all doing fantastic! Some owl magic here for you 🦉 What do you think? ❤️ ------- Base smoothie: Mango, apple, kiwifruit, apple, coconut cream, soy milk, Mistyday Plant Potions Cosmic brew, spirulina On top: Coconut cream, mesquite powder, activated coconut charcoal, cacao and carob syrup, turmeric elixir ------ 🎶 Joe Hertz - Isolate . . . . . #kawaii #illustration #healthyfoodshare #f52grams #sketch #edibleart #foodart #veganfoodshare #feedfeed #artist #vscofood #eeeeeats #smoothie #buzzfeast #huffposttaste #foodandwine #foodstagram #beautifulcuisines #oddlysatisfying #cutefood #eattherainbow #foodblogger #gloobyfood #smoothiebowl #thatsdarling #drawing #darlingmovement #thekitchn #cupcakeproject #abmlifeiscolorful @buzzfeedfood @veganfoodvideos @soyummy @insiderart @arts.hub @dailyart @foodandwine @worldofartists
• Hazel Zakariya (Instagram via Vogue)
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