Mother of Dragons Bowl

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!

 

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Smoothie base:

  • 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

  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Banana
  • Blueberries
  • 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!

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veganturnedon

Hello internet world! My name is Jess and I welcome you to my experimental, hopefully long-lasting and successful vegan food blog! Eleven months ago (September 2016), I made the decision to discontinue my carnivorous ways and change to a mostly plant-based diet. As a month or so past, I figured why not try this whole "vegan" thing and completely cut out not only flesh, but dairy, eggs, and any other animal bi-products from my diet and lifestyle. I am now coming up on a year since my journey began and I feel better than ever! This lifestyle choice is extremely beneficial for so many reasons including personal health, the environment and of course loving instead of eating and mistreating our fellow earthlings. Prior to making my positively life-changing decision I had always had the thought of doing it in the back of my mind. Coming from a Hispanic family and culture where multiple forms of meat are crucial to every meal, I never thought I could actually really commit to it long-term. Once I dove in to this challenge I realized it really wasn't even a massive challenge and every day after a delicious meal I thought to myself, "Hey this isn't bad at all!" The purpose of this blog is to highlight the abundance of vegan-friendly products that are out there and how I included them in my every day, easy to make meals during my transition and even now. I've always been a food lover and am eager to indulge in tasteful meals, snacks and desserts. So whether you are vegan already, interested in becoming one but don't know where to start, or you are just curious to experience the awesomeness of vegan foods, TURN ON your vegan self and check out these amazing options that are just waiting to be made by YOU!

One thought on “Mother of Dragons Bowl

  1. I love smoothie bowls. I’ve never made one with a dragon fruit base but that’s sounds really tasty! Will be giving it a go!!

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