By Jennifer Provenza at Good Food From The Heart
Whole food plant based, oil free, sugar free, gluten free, nut free, soy free
This luscious pink pitaya (dragonfruit) smoothie bowl is sweet and nourishing and makes a perfect breakfast, snack, or even a healthy dessert.
Pretty In Pink
Oh, isn’t this smoothie bowl just the prettiest thing? Almost too pretty to eat. Not quite, though. Today is Mother’s Day and this makes a perfect smoothie for mom. (You don’t have to wait until Mother’s Day to make it, though.) Trust me, mom will appreciate it any day of the week! We had a wonderful day today. We went to my parents’ house for brunch and my in laws came too. My 99 year old grandmother was there as well (she lives there). We had a delicious brunch with Indonesian rice salad, fruit salad, a lovely green salad, and gingerbread chocolate chip muffins. Oh, and don’t forget the mimosas! My kids gave me the sweetest gifts, including drawings, a mug, and a homemade tote. And best of all, Ian accidentally bought me a $40 Starbucks gift card. He meant to spend $10. Oh well, it will certainly go to good use! My mom was even nice enough to take my puppy (and one kid) overnight. This meant I got the first full night of sleep in a week. Oh, that’s right! We got a puppy! She is a chorkie (half Chihuahah, half Yorkie). Her name is Coco and she is the sweetest little love in the world. However, now I’m back into the world of potty training and sleepless nights. I thought I left that behind when I decided not to have any more kids, but here I am…
Anyway, we had a wonderful day and I hope you all did too!
For this pink pitaya (or dragonfruit) smoothie bowl, you will need just a few ingredients and it is super easy to make. Plus, it’s just absolutely beautiful. Can you tell that pink is my favorite color?
Frozen Dragonfruit: Pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) can be bought pre chopped and frozen. My local store sells it. Sprouts also sells fresh pitaya, which you could chop and freeze. I used Sambazon brand. If you really cannot find pitaya, you definitely can substitute frozen raspberries or strawberries. Obviously, though, the flavor will be different.
Frozen Banana: I like to peel and pre chop up bananas and freeze them. Just make sure to wait until they are almost overripe to get that really sweet flavor.
Vanilla: I love to use a really good vanilla, like Trader Joe’s Bourbon Vanilla. It really makes the flavor pop.
Plant Milk: Any plant milk will work. Oat milk would be great. Almond milk would work well too.
Light Coconut Milk: This gives the smoothie a lovely richness and coconut flavor, without all the extra fat of regular coconut milk. You could use regular coconut milk if you want, however. You could also substitute any other plant milk you would like, but then you will lose the coconut flavor.
Toppings: The sky is the limit as far as toppings go. Ideas would be: dragonfruit, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, coconut, and granola.
How To Make This Pink Pitaya or Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl
Well, this just couldn’t be any easier. Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend away. Make sure it is totally smooth, then pour into bowls and top with any toppings that float your boat. This is an excellent breakfast, but would really work for a snack or even a dessert, since it is so sweet. Very popular with kids and husbands too! Hint: for an extra delicious breakfast, pair it with my Matcha Green Tea Coconut Latte. And if you like smoothies, you might also try my Immune-Boosting Cucumber, Kale, and Celery Smoothie or my Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie.
Pretty Pink Pitaya (Dragonfruit) Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen pitaya (dragon fruit) diced
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 1/4 cup plant milk
- 3/4 cup light canned coconut milk
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- dragonfruit pieces
- chopped banana
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and top with suggested toppings (or drink from a cup if you prefer).
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