Hey there Reality Rocker 🙂
Assuming you follow me elsewhere online, you probably already know that I absolutely LOVE smoothies. I mean, I seriously probably have 4 or more a week. lol Here’s part of the reason why….
While I love healthy eating, I’m actually a lazy cook! lol My ideal meal is something that’s super nutrient dense, easy to make, full of flavor…and something that can be thrown together in one pot, bowl, dish or blender. So yes, smoothies’ fit that bill – as does salads, soups, stew, and grain bowls.
I do plan to share more of my foodie favorites in these Wellness Wednesday posts but for today, I am sharing this amazingly delicious strawberry, dragon fruit smoothie recipe that will leave your skin glowing and body feeling all kinds of good.
Now you know I have to give you the deets on all of the bomb health benefits of dragon fruit, before jumping into the smoothie recipe. So here ya go 🙂
DEETS ON Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a super-fruit native to South America. There are two different varieties of dragon fruit – one red flesh and one white flesh – but both have surprising number of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals which work wonders for health.
In fact, the source of antioxidants in dragon fruit help fight free radicals and slows down the aging process. Dragon fruit also:
- is high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and protects against the ugly C word (cancer in case your like, huh? lol)
- is also rich in the B vitamin group. The B1, B2, and B3 vitamins improve everything from blood pressure, skin health and cholesterol levels.
- is an unusually good source of protein which is great for boosting the metabolism.
- has a significantly higher fiber content which works wonders for digestion. If you get constipated – this my is your friend :).
Now, if what I listed above isn’t enough to convince you to add this recipe to your list of “glow-up” food recipes, maybe this video that I created will be.
Strawberry, DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE
4-6 chunks of frozen banana (cut and freeze the night before)
1 Pitaya/dragon fruit packet (can purchase from your local Whole Foods or health food store)
1 cup of frozen strawberries
2 tablespoons almond butter (or your preferred nut/seed butter)
1/2 cup to 1 cup water
1tsp coconut flakes (optional)
Place all ingredients in blender. Pour in about 1/2 cup of water. Blend all ingredients. Add more water until you achieve desired thickness. Blend again until smooth. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Enjoy!
P.S. If you love this recipe, share it with a friend. I’m sure they’ll love it too :).