A Healthy Dragon Fruit Smoothie
The Pitaya or Dragon Fruit as it is called, is native to Central and South America, and also grown in Asia, It’s flesh can be purple or white with tiny black seeds. The flesh of this exotic fruit can be eaten on it’s own, or blended into a dragon fruit smoothie. It is similar in flavor to the kiwi fruit. The outer skin is not edible. High in lycopene, and vitamin C, and very low in calories, this refreshing dragon fruit smoothie fruit is perfect for summer.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Ingredients:
- (1 – 2 Servings)
- 5 Ounces Dragon Fruit flesh
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1/2 Teaspoon freshly grated Ginger
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup crushed Ice
- Sprig of fresh Mint for garnish
The recipe is based around one half of the dragon fruit, one banana, a grating of fresh ginger and a sprig of mint.
- Measure out the ingredients and blend till smooth.
- Best served chilled.
- Serve in an parfait glass, or these cool mason jars, and top with a sprig of fresh mint.
More About Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit grows on the Hylocereus cactus, also known as the Honolulu queen, whose flowers only open at night.
The plant is native to southern Mexico and Central America. Today, it is grown all over the world.
It goes by many names, including pitaya, pitahaya, and strawberry pear.
The two most common types have bright red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon — hence the name.
The most widely available variety has white pulp with black seeds, though a less common type with red pulp and black seeds exists as well.