This creation was inspired by the most beautiful bright pink flesh of a dragon fruit we saw at the OZC Farm Market last Saturday. Our weekends usually involve a market morning and the purchasing of some incredible fresh produce. This Saturday was no different!
As we were strolling between the market stalls the bright pink fruit caught my eye while marvellously displayed on a wooden tray. I am definitely more of a chocolaty smoothie kinda girl, but after tasting this tropical delight I may actually be converted! I immediately bought one and decided to create something fun with it. And so my dragon fruit smoothie bowl was born!
I have started noticing that the more I create recipes and plan meal ideas, the more creative I am becoming. Food is something we consume every single day, we might as well put some time and creativity into it every now and again! I hear from friends on a daily basis that they do not enjoy cooking and that makes food more of a health obstacle than anything else. This is why I recommend putting yourself in situations where food can feel inspiring and exciting, like a produce market! These situations have the ability to transform how we see and think about food.
Now, onto this insanely yummy smoothie bowl. The trick to the best smoothie bowl ever is freezing your fruit! This creates the most amazing ice-creamy texture.
This smoothie bowl is:
- Thick & creamy
- Naturally sweet
- Dairy free
Prep & freeze time: Overnight
Blend time: 1 minute
1 cup frozen dragon fruit
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen banana
Dash of water or nut mylk
Throw all the ingredients into a blender or NutriBullet and blend! The blending process may take a while to get moving smoothly, give it a minute or two and slowly add in liquid if necessary. The less liquid the thicker and more ice-cream-like the consistency!
Top your smoothie bowl with fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut chips or granola (see my recipe for a Coconut Cranberry Granola). The options are endless. Have fun with it!