Summer is OFFICIALLY here and there’s nothing like a GOOD OLE SMOOTHIE!

So the other day I took a trip to the grocery store and I stumbled across a Dragon fruit, Yaaaay! Normally you don’t find Dragon fruit at a grocery store and if you do, it’s all wilted and dead looking. Because they are unusual and exotic, they are best purchased at a health food store.

If you don’t know what a Dragon Fruit is… they are fruits that grown on a cactus plant that are loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, protein and B vitamin. They are native to Mexico and Central America, but these days they are grown in tropical areas such as Florida.

There are 3 different varieties of Dragon Fruit: Red skin/red flesh, red skin/white flesh and yellow skin/white flesh variety. The Red skin white flesh is mostly sold in the stores. It’s loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, protein and B vitamins.

Some of the things I love most about this recipe is it’s cooling, it’s sooooo yummy and it takes every bit of 7 minutes to make!

It’s time you get out of your comfort zone and make this Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie.

 

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE BOWLS

  • 2 packets frozen dragon fruit or 2 fresh ones
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or other fruit of choice)
  • 2 medium ripe bananas previously peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup dairy-free milk

TOPPINGS optional

  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hemp seeds
  • Granola

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender add frozen dragon fruit, frozen raspberries, banana, protein powder, and dairy-free milk (starting with lower end of range). Blend until creamy and smooth. The trick to a thick smoothie bowl is being patient and blending slowly, adding only as much liquid as necessary, and using a smoothie wand (or something comparable that’s blender safe) to scrape the sides down as it blends.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, dairy-free milk for creaminess, or berries for more intense berry flavor.
  • Divide between serving bowls and enjoy as is or top with fruit, granola, hemp seeds, and coconut flakes (optional).
  • Best when fresh.