Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Smoothie bowls are all the rage these days, and it's easy to see way. Plain and simple — they are delicious. The concept for a smoothie bowl is pretty genius because it's just a regular a smoothie that you serve in a bowl. But here's the kicker: You can load it with a variety of toppings. While there are plenty of wholesome ingredients that you can put on top of these delicious bowls, some of the most popular ones include sliced banana, coconut chips, and other types of berries or fresh fruit. This yummy dish is excellent for breakfast or a quick snack, and it's also super filling.

Recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert is the brains behind this dish filled with healthy goodies that will make you feel good about what you are putting in your body. "I love how nutrient-dense this bowl is. Dragonfruit is high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals that cause aging and disease," Bachtell-Shelbert shares. "It's also packed with fiber, which is great for our gut health! I also love that it is naturally sweetened with banana, negating the need for any added sugars. Sounds like a great start to the day!" 

Keep reading to find out how to make this fantastic dish.

Gather the ingredients

The first thing you will need to do for this recipe (and any other for that matter) is gather all of the necessary items to throw it together. The first and most important ingredient is two frozen pitaya (a.k.a. dragonfruit) packets. You can usually find these near the frozen fruit at the grocery store. You will also need some frozen banana chunks and mixed berries. These should all be in the same part of the frozen section, making the grocery shopping process pretty simple.

In addition, grab a cup of coconut milk. The remaining items are optional for toppings, including banana slices, berries, coconut chips, and nut butter.

Benefits of dragonfruit

Like most fruits, dragonfruit has a ton of benefits, making it a no-brainer to eat. According to WebMD, dragonfruit is filled with antioxidants that can help shield your from a several illnesses. It also has some prebiotics, which are great for gut health. And let's be honest ... who doesn't love something that's great for your gut health? It's also got plenty of Vitamin C, and as well all know, Vitamin C is important for immune health. 

Plain and simple: We should all be eating a lot more dragonfruit, even though it can be hard to find. 

Add the ingredients

Are you ready to start making this smoothie bowl? Because we are! Start by grabbing a blender. Make sure that you use a high-speed blender since you need something powerful to break through the frozen ingredients. Trust us, this will make your life a lot easier. "If you don't have a blender, you could try a food processor," Bachtell-Shelbert says. 

Then, take out all of the ingredients and place them inside of the blender. This includes dragonfruit packets, frozen bananas, berries, and coconut milk. Once you load everything into the blender, close the lid to be sure nothing gets out. 

Blend the smoothie

Here's the easiest part of the whole recipe. All you need to do is turn on your blender and let all of the ingredients mix together. If your blender has a tamper on it, Bachtell-Shelbert recommends using it. The tamper helps push the ingredients down to the bottom of the blender, ensuring that all of the frozen pieces get mixed by the blade. "A tamper is a tool that fits through the opening of the blender lid and pushes ingredients down to the blade," Bachtell-Shelbert explains. "This is super helpful in a recipe like this where there is a high frozen fruit load and very little liquid to assist in blending." 

Pour the smoothie and top

Once your smoothie mix is nice and creamy, go ahead and flip the blender off. There should be enough smoothie mix to fill two bowls. Feel free to top with any items that you see fit. We love cacao nibs for a little bit of a chocolate crunch. "Serving smoothie bowls can be so fun," Bachtell-Shelbert shares. "The topping are endless. You can top with any fresh fruit or nut butter, you can add nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, bee pollen, granola, or your favorite cereal, just to name a few." 

Be sure to enjoy the smoothie bowls right away, as they're much better cold and icy than soupy.

Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe
5 from 5 ratings
Recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert is the brains behind this dish filled with healthy goodies that will make you feel amazing.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
2
servings
smoothie in bowl
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 (100-gram) frozen pitaya (dragonfruit) packets
  • ⅔ cup frozen banana chunks (about 1 small banana)
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • ½ cup coconut milk
Optional Ingredients
  • Banana slices
  • Berries
  • Coconut chips
  • Nut butter
Directions
  1. Add the dragonfruit packets, frozen bananas, berries, and coconut milk to a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, using a tamper if you have one.
  3. Pour the smoothie into two bowls and top as desired.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
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