Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

Thanks to Instagram and some wildly inventive food bloggers out there, you don’t need to place an order for an edible bouquet of ruby strawberry roses, pineapple sunflowers and kiwi water lilies any longer. With the right tools, a little technique and some creativity, you can master the art of fruit flower making. Most food bloggers out there recommend using a mandolin or spiralizer (with a thick-cutting blade) to julienne fruit into equally thin slices. You can also use a regular kitchen knife, but it may take longer, and you might not be able to achieve uniformity.

As for what to put them on? We’re loving flora-adorned oatmeal, smoothie bowls or even toast. Here are some creative and deliciously gorgeous edible blooms to top your meals.

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Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

1. Magenta Dream
Dragon fruit powder gives this chia pudding bowl and its adorning apple roses their gorgeous magenta color. Aside from imparting a deep pink hue, dragon fruit also offers a healthy dose of calcium, fiber and vitamin C. Plus, its seeds are loaded with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Photo: @AmyLeCreations

Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

2. Bento Box Surprise
Avocado roses are a new way to reinvent the classic toast recipe. Here, food blogger Angie Li cuts thin avocado slices and arranges them into a flower on top of a matcha sourdough toast and grilled tofu over a bed of beans. And in case you wanted dessert after your lunch, she whipped up an acai bowl and topped it off with strawberry and apricot roses. Photo: @angie_lcc

Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

3. Stratella Toast
Nutella lovers out there will be instant fans of this delectable morning treat. Spread a schmear of chocolaty goodness on whole-wheat bread and arrange strawberry slices into mini roses. Now that’s a new way to think of sprouted toast! Photo: @SecretSquirrelFood

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Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

4. The Rose Garden
This beautifully crafted fruit salad will appeal to kids and the pickiest eaters like plate of candy. Take advantage of summer’s gems: mango, strawberries, cherries and avocados (yes, avocado is a fruit, too). Garnish with mint leaves and frozen berries on the sides, and you’ve got yourself a party plate everyone is sure to devour. Photo: @ConsciousCooking

Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

5. Mango Sunrise
Your day’s forecast looks sunny with this delicious and filling oatmeal bowl. Boost the flavor of your oatmeal by seasoning it with some ground cinnamon and add a touch of sweetness with pure maple syrup. Cut strawberries into halves and decorate them around your bowl. In the center, place mango slices into three mini roses. Photo: @camgoesvegan

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Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

6. Outta This World
In this version of the Milky Way, your smoothie bowl transforms into a constellation of tropical fruits. The pink, frothy sky is made from pineapple, raspberries and oranges. Then it’s topped with kiwi comets, oranges stars and raspberry and blueberry planets. Photo: @megankatepritchard

Fruit Flowers: An Instagram Food Trend We Can Get Behind

7. Peachy Keen
Your kitchen will be coming up roses when you bake these muffin-sized rose tarts. Sautéing or boiling fruits in a skillet help soften them up so they can be shaped more easily, and it also caramelizes their sweetness to help cut down on sugar. Photo: @twopurplefigs