As we reach the peak of summer’s heat I am constantly looking for refreshing eats to cool down and this beautiful dragon fruit (or pitaya) smoothie bowl does the job! I personally enjoy making these for breakfast but they are also great as a snack or healthy dessert. The combining flavors of the blended dragon fruit, assorted fresh cut fruit, and granola give it a fantastically sweet taste with a crunch!
- 2 cups of PitayaPlus frozen dragon fruit – This super fruit, indigenous to Central America, has great health benefits such as being high in fiber and also being a great source of magnesium and riboflavin (Vitamin B2; normally sourced by non-vegans from eggs, milk, and meat). You can sometimes (in my experience) find fresh dragon fruit at farmer’s markets to cut and freeze yourself, but I normally buy a pack of PitayaPlus already frozen dragon fruit since it is more accessible and easy to find in most local supermarkets (in the frozen fruit section).
- ¾ cup of Coconut water
Toppings: AMOUNTS BASED ON PREFERRENCE
- Kashi GOLEAN Chocolate Crunch granola
When I began my vegan journey, smoothie bowls were (and still are) my favorite go-to because they are undeniably delicious, healthy but also large and filling. The beauty of these is also that there are so many ways to make one using a different fruit for the smoothie base and adding whatever fresh fruits and non-fruit toppings your heart desires. There are no rules!