I can’t be the only one who is always amazed by the colors that plants can produce. Take me to any botanical garden and I’ll be gasping the whole time at the shade of everything around me. Nature is pretty freakin cool! Which is why I am so excited to put up my dragon fruit smoothie bowl! Not to toot my own horn, but it’s SO PRETTY! (toot toot)
Dragon fruit can be tricky, as they all look the same on the outside but either have a white or pink interior. I’ve made similar bowls to this one in the past, but have never been able to achieve this vibrant color. That’s mostly due to the grocery stores failing to label what type of dragon fruit they were carrying. It was always a risk to buy one, because you never know what you’re gonna get. Lucky for me, Wholefoods hooked it up this time and confirmed that the dragonfruit they had would be red/pink on the inside. How convenient!
This bowl was pretty simple, and I liked it that way. You could spice it up by adding more toppings, or throwing in a sweet fruit juice.
- Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya
- They can be either white or redish/pink on the inside, with tiny black seeds in both.
- They taste like a dull kiwi on its own
- They grow on a cactus!
- 1 part frozen dragon fruit
- 1 part frozen banana
- small handful of raspberries
- almond milk and water until the blender can blend well.
I kept this bowl pretty simple, as I didn’t want any other fruit to adjust the color that the dragon fruit would give me. Adjust the measurements to make it as big or small as you want, just have the same amount of banana and dragon fruit. I used about a cup of dragonfruit and banana and about a third cup of raspberries. Maybe less. I don’t like to measure things. Throw it all in a blender, and voila!
- frozen raspberries
- mango slices
- kiwi slices