A dragon fruit smoothie bowl both vibrant and healthy with antioxidant dragon fruit and fiber-filled figs. A perfect breakfast or snack, especially when topped with fruit fruits.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
I made these dragon fruit smoothie bowls. In fact, I used to make a lot of other things too.
I used to make hooked rugs; actually murals. For instance, I once hooked a 3-foot by 4-foot rug of a former boyfriend's family log cabin in Norway off of a dog-eared photograph. And I made a co-worker's new baby nursery a rug with each letter of the alphabet represented by a thing - "V" was a volcano, my favorite, and I used really long bits of red and orange yarn to spill out of the crater - yarn, I might add, made of recycled plastic.
And then I moved on to quilts. I made a lot actually, and even sold a few in a small craft store in St. Louis, MO. (yes, I once lived there.) But after a while I realized I was spending more
money time collecting fabrics than I was making quilts. So, with 3 large boxes of unused colorful quilting fabrics stored carefully in an upstairs closet, I discovered embroidery.
So presently, tucked safely in my dining room cabinet, I have a carefully wrapped embroidery of a giant flower bouquet spilling out of a soft grey and white basket. Is it completed? Hardly. Only the basket is. In a surge of effort, I decided to "get the boring basket part" out of the way before doing the "fun part" which I decided was all the dozens of colorful flowers. But years later, the basket is still the only completed part. I burned myself out on the basket, haha.
About Finishing Things
So why am I sharing all this? To show you how I don't finished things? Well, that's not entirely true. I DO finish complex web projects. I have a great reputation as a project manager who gets things done, often early. And I am great at creating recipes - for the moment, mostly for a book
due out this year it's out now! See it here!.
So I don't think I have a fundamental problem with getting things done - except maybe with craft projects?
I thought of this chapter in my life because looking at this picture I realize it would make the perfect hooked rug. Okay, well, before I go down that road again, let me tell you how healthy it is.
How Nutritious is Dragon Fruit in a Smoothie?
Dragon fruit, or pitya, is high in magnesium, fiber, iron and antioxidants and a great boost to the metabolism so good at weight-control.
Figs have sweeping nutritional properties, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium, are anti-fungal, have antioxidants and much more.
Put them together, throw in some high-fiber and high-anti-oxidant berries and potassium-rich bananas (for the nicecream part of course) and you have a fruity nutritional bowl!
But What is Dragon Fruit or Pitaya?
Pitaya, also called dragonfruit or even dragon fruit, is the fruit of a cactus. It is now grown in California, Central and South America.
Nutritionally the fruit is full of antioxidants which battle aging and disease. And it also has fiber and heart-healthy fats.
How Does Dragon Fruit Taste?
Like a mild kiwi. There are dark pink-fleshed versions and white flesh. I can only find white flesh here in DC so I use frozen pink pitaya when I want that gorgeous color.
How to Eat Dragon Fruit
If eating fresh, wash the fruit, cut in half, and scoop out the edible flesh. Cut into cubes for use in a smoothie, salad or to eat like a melon. A simple smoothie with dragon fruit is just the fruit of one blended with 1 cup coconut water and 1 cup mango. Spice it up with fresh ginger.
I added figs to my dragon fruit bowl, but you can really customize smoothies easily. Do you want to here my easy smoothie creating technique?
How To Make Easy Breakfast Smoothies
My favorite smoothie blueprint is so easy. I used it to make this dragon fruit smoothie bowl and so many other smoothies on my blog.
It goes like this.
Into a blender toss a cup of a fruit, a handful of greens, some chia or hemp seeds or nut butter or avocado, a few tablespoons of lemon juice or chopped ginger or turmeric.
Then add a cup of coconut water or plant milk or yogurt. Blend and drink. If you keep it overnight, place cellophane on the surface so no air gets to it in the fridge, oxidizing the nutrients. Enjoy!
Try My Other Dragon Fruit Recipes
dragon fruit smoothie
dragon fruit smoothie bowl
dragon fruit pink cookies
dragon fruit pink ice cream
dragon fruit protein bites
pitaya protein cups
dragonfruit pina colada popsicles
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Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl
- 2 frozen dragonfruit packet (I find the brand linked in the freezer section of Wholefoods and fine grocery stores)
- 2 bananas ripe, cut into 2-inch lengths, and frozen overnight
- 6 fresh figs (scoop out the meat for this smoothie and eat the skins, haha! The skins just don't have esthetic appeal in this light-pink smoothie)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup whole fat coconut milk (frozen into cubes overnight)
- Chop up the ripe bananas into 2-inch lengths and freeze (not touching) overnight.Shake up a whole fat coconut milk can and pour into ice cubes and freeze overnight.
Make the Smoothie Bowl
- Blend up all ingredients.
- Pour the smoothie into bowls and adorn with fresh figs and fresh pitaya triangles and more...Enjoy !
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients and another immunity-boosting smoothie shot book, 4-Ingredient Smoothies + Juices , due out in January 2021. On this blog you'll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism, editor at The Feedfeed and a nutritional expert at WikiHow. More about Dee Dine here.