I like to use seasonal fruit. Not only because they tend to be cheaper, they are also produced nearby, cutting down transportation which lessens emission and thus is better for the environment. This dragon fruit smoothie bowl takes advantage of that and uses them to create this super delicious smoothie bowl.
Dragon fruit, also named Pitaya, belongs to the cactus family and, contrary to what you might think when you see it, has a mild and light taste and a soft texture.
Given the high amount of vitamin C and fibre and the fact that it is very low in calories (only 52 kcal per 100 grams), dragon fruit is a rather nutrient-dense fruit. Besides the nutritional values, it also contains several different antioxidants that help the body fend off free radicals, which are linked to risks for chronic diseases and ageing.
But maybe most important, it is so beautiful! It’s almost a shame that you are going to mix it in this recipe…
How to make a dragon fruit smoothie bowl
Gather all your ingredients and prepare your blender or kitchen aid. The reason for using frozen raspberries is because they will function as ice cubes, giving the smoothie bowl that frosty smoothie feeling. If you want an even thicker smoothie bowl you can freeze the bananas in chunks in the same way as in this breakfast smoothie bowl.
The shredded coconut gives an even more exotic feeling to the smoothie bowl and makes it a little bit more “round” taste-wise. Feel free to experiment with the amount until it suits your liking.
I use unsweetened soy milk, but you can probably use any non-dairy milk, but I cannot guarantee it will taste the same as this recipe. Again, try different sorts until you find what works for you.
Otherwise, it is pretty straightforward, just put all ingredients in the blender or kitchen and mix everything until it is smooth. Top of with your favourite toppings, I used a bit more shredded coconut and black sesame seeds. That’s it! Enjoy your dragon fruit smoothie bowl!
An exotic take on the popular smoothie bowl making use of the under-utilized dragon fruit.
- 1 dragon fruit
- 1 banana
- 1 handful blueberries
- 20 raspberries frozen
- 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) shredded coconut unsweetened
- 2 1/2 dl (1 cup) soy milk unsweetened
Cut the fruits into chunks and mix everything until smooth.
Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings.