DRAGONFRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL

Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl

Dragon Fruit or Pitaya is a tropical fruit grown on a cactus plant and native to Mexico and central America. These days though, it is grown worldwide and  gets it’s name from its dragon like scales. In Australia it comes in two varieties, the common white flesh with black seeds and the more uncommon red flesh with black seeds.
 
Dragonfruit  has gained popularity over the last few years probably  for it being high in prebiotic fibre as well as has several types of antioxidants. 
Whether you scoop the flesh and eat it with a spoon, use it in fruit salad, in a smoothie or smoothie bowl its easy to eat and delicious.  And when compared to other tropical fruit it has less calories and carbs too.

You can pick up frozen dragon fruit  in many stores quite easily whereas the fresh one tends to be a bit more seasonal and can be quite costly. I generally purchase the frozen to mush up in my smoothies or smoothie bowls and just sometimes  buy the fresh to decorate or eat as is.

Dragonfruit has a unique tropical flavour which is  a cross between a pear and a kiwi (white flesh) or a pear and watermelon (red flesh). This smoothie bowl has the added benefit of chia seeds which are high in omega 3 fatty acids. It is also nut free as well as being plant based and gluten free.

DRAGONFRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWL

INGREDIENTS

2 cups  Frozen Fruit  (blend of diced coconut flesh, berries and red dragonfruit- pink/red flesh)
1 frozen Banana
1 heaped tablespoon Coconut Butter
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

TOPPINGS

Kiwifruit
Blueberries
Frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
Fresh or frozen Dragonfruit (pitaya)

SMOOTHIE BOWL METHOD

Put into blender the frozen fruit, banana, coconut butter, coconut milk and chia seeds and blend to smooth.

Scoop mixture into 1 larger bowl or 2 smaller bowls  .  Arrange toppings on top and serve.

Serves 1-2

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