I think any type of smoothie bowl, or even a fruit bowl for that matter, is so appealing. The vibrant colors make me do a double look every time. I don’t know about you, but I always eat with my eyes first. I’m a sucker for any food that stands out and hooks my gaze. Dragon fruit has always been a love mine. I mean, look at it. it’s hot pink! Summer is its peak season, so I’ve been taking full advantage of it. I live in Atlanta, where the winters get pretty cold and smoothies aren’t necessary appealing to me when it’s chilly out. (I’m a southern girl, so yes… even if it gets down to 50 degrees, I think that’s freezing!) So when it’s hot out I stock up on all my fresh seasonal favorites and make smoothies as often as possible!
I often cannot find fresh pink dragon fruit at my local grocery. If you also have trouble finding it, I found that Whole Foods carries frozen Dragon fruit in small packs. Picture of the packaging is below for your reference. There are 4 separate packs inside, perfect for personal sized smoothie.
TIP: Frozen fruit always seems to be more pricey than fresh fruit. One of my secrets is buying fresh fruit and freezing it in separate bags. It’ll usually stay good in a freezer safe Ziploc for about a year or longer. Although, I do recommend using sooner rather than later because the quality will be better. By doing this, I always save money and always have the ingredients on hand for a quick smoothie.
DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL
total time: 5 minutes
2 packs frozen Pitaya Plus (dragon fruit) (1/2 cup) (reference picture above)
1 frozen banana, cut to slices
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp organic honey
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high till texture is smooth and no chunks are left. Add toppings. Eat immediately.
Dark chocolate shavings
Edible flowers (found at Whole Foods)