These dragon fruit smoothie bowls are a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert. Made from all fruit, it’s ready in minutes, and can be topped in so many ways!
Let me warn you right now: There’s going to be a lot of photos in this post. Do you see that color?!
How could I not share this pink-pink-pink smoothie bowl/”nice cream” bowl with you today? Xander and I love dragon fruit, so we are getting our fill in while in Malaysia.
On Sunday, we had a toddler Valentine party in our building. There are so many young families where we live, and we have a great park and pool area for gatherings. We take any excuse we can to get the babies together to play! They have so much fun.
Xander is such a social little guy. When we are out at restaurants, out for coffee, or at the park with a crowd of his friends, he just lights up. He loves talking to everyone, and always tries to hug all the kids.
For the party, I made heart shape cookies (using this gluten free graham cracker recipe), and we decorated them with conversation hearts and sprinkles. Tiny hands at work here 🙂
I would have loved to do these Fruit Pizzas with them, but it’s been so hot here, I knew everything would melt and be a big mess.
Maybe not as big of a mess as we made with this cool treat . . .
When I bought the dragon fruit, I had planned on doing a smoothie or a smoothie bowl– but then after it was frozen, all I could think about doing with it was spinning it into thick, light and airy fluff with my food processor, banana soft serve or “nice cream” style.
In the States, you can buy these Pitaya (same thing as dragon fruit) smoothie packs. Dragon fruit is native to Mexico and Central America, but grown widely throughout the world in the tropics. I imagine you could find it at Asian or Latin import stores as well.
Many juice bars now carry dragon fruit smoothie bowls, touting it as the next big superfood ingredient. The fruit is lower in calorie than most fruit, and high in fiber, iron and antioxidants.
But really, the reason to pick up this fruit is because it’s absolutely beautiful! If you need a burst of the tropics, this will do the trick.
Tips for Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls
- If you can’t find dragon fruit, or don’t want to pay the high price for the smoothie packs, this can be made with bananas and mango. Try adding some fresh raspberries for a burst of color (I’ve never tried this!).
- For the Family: This was a huge hit with Xander, and I had a friend with her two toddlers over the day I photographed it, and they liked it too. We called it dragon fruit ice cream, and spoons were busy digging in! Xander was feeling a bit territorial- he would take a bite out of the bowl he and I were sharing, then walk over and take a bite out of my friend’s bowl too. I’m pretty sure he took away the girls’ spoons once or twice as well.
Nutritional data for Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls and images courtesy of www.NutritionData.com.
Other Similar Recipes:
- Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars, by Choosing Chia
- Dragon Fruit Ice Cream, by Around my Family Table
- Dragon Fruit Juice Mojito, by Ciao Florentina
- Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl, by Vitamin Sunshine
- Fruit Pizza on a Snickerdoodle Crust, by Vitamin Sunshine
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