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Unicorn Toast Is A Thing (And It's REALLY Good For You!) Here's How To Make It At Home

Liz Moody
February 28, 2017
Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor
By Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor
Liz Moody is a food editor, recipe developer and green smoothie enthusiast. She received her creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody is the author of two cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops and the host of the Healthier Together podcast.
February 28, 2017

Rainbow vibes are everywhere right now, from the colorful algae lattes at The End (you can read all about 'em and get the full recipe here) to multilayered smoothies to rainbow toast that's taking over the internet. Whether it's a reaction to winter or a need for fun in a tumultuous time, whimsy and magic are having a major moment right now.

First popularized by food blogger Vibrant and Pure, this superfood toast particularly caught our eye. What's better than starting your day with a breakfast that's easy on the eyes and packed with antioxidants from matcha, beets, goji berries and more? Here's our favorite recipe, but in the spirit of this toast's unicorn roots, please be wild and free with following it. Sub in your favorite superfood powder. Top with vibrant pistachios, sweet, chopped dates, or even fresh fruit. It's your toast, and your magic. Now, let's get to conjuring.

Rainbow Unicorn Toast Recipe

Serves 2

Base Cream Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon (preferably Meyer, but normal works fine)
  • Generous pinch sea salt

Superfood Color Mix-Ins

  • Powdered turmeric (yellow)
  • Goji berry powder (orange)
  • Matcha powder (light green)
  • Spirulina powder (deep green)
  • Beet powder (can sub fresh beets, boiled and pureed) (dark pink)
  • Pomegranate powder (light pink)
  • Blueberry powder (violet)


  1. Cover your cashews in water and let soak for two to three hours, then drain well. In a food processor, combine cashews with all remaining Base Cream ingredients.
  2. Divide into as many bowls as you'd like different colors, then mix in powders to make colors of choice. Spread on toast (we love sprouted and sourdough breads) in different color chunks, then take a pass with a clean knife over the whole thing to gently swirl the colors together. Eat immediately.
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Liz Moody
Contributing Food Editor

Liz Moody is an author, blogger and recipe developer living in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a creative writing and psychology degree from The University of California, Berkeley. Moody has written two cookbooks: Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships and Glow Pops: Super-Easy Superfood Recipes to Help You Look and Feel Your Best. She also hosts the Healthier Together Podcast, where she chats with notable chefs, nutritionists, and best-selling authors about their paths to success. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Food & Wine & Women’s Health.