Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

These super colofrul dragon fruit smoothie bowls are the perfect way to celebrate Spring's arrival. Made with Silk unsweetened cashewmilk, frozen fruit and vegan protein powder --- and then topped with allllllllllllll the good things.

Have you gotten into the smoothie bowl trend?

Basically you pour your smoothie into a bowl and then top it with lots of yumminess.

But, first...a confession.

I used to think they were kinda silly. I did.

BUT, then I started having smoothies every day (part of my new year's resolution that I've kept up now for 63 days!!! #goingstrong). And I realized smoothie bowls are a nice way to slow things down a little bit and to savor the moment instead of sucking it down with a straw in 6.2 seconds flat! AND smoothie bowls are allllllllllll about the toppings. Am I right? So you basically get to play with your food and make it pretty.

Which I love.

dragon fruit and strawberry smoothie bowl

There is a trick though... for smoothie bowls vs. regular smoothies.

You want to use less cashewmilk so that it has a slightly thicker texture. That way the toppings actually stay on top (!!) instead of sinking to the bottom. So in a normal smoothie I'm drinking with a straw I usually use 1 cup of cashewmilk; but for the smoothie bowl, I use 1/2 a cup.

dragon fruit smoothie bowl with Silk

Toppings I love to put on smoothie bowls:

  • Fresh Fruit --- sliced bannas, sliced strawberries, blackberries cut in half, frozen blueberries, frozen peaches
  • Chia Seeds --- every.single.time.
  • A healthy fat --- coconut flakes and/or nuts

dragon fruit smoothie bowl topped with bananas and blueberries

What makes this particular smoothie bowl so gloriously pink is the dragon fruit. Most of you probably haven't had it before, but I highly recommend adding it to your smoothie rotation every so often. It's chockful of antioxidants and nutrients -- like magnesium and fiber and vitamins B2 and C! So, where did I get this neon pink fruit? At Wholefoods --- they sell frozen dragon fruit puree in 4 serving "smoothie packs"! You just add them directly into the blender with the cashewmilk and protein powder.<---- easy, peasy!

dragon fruit smoothie bowls

And if you're not ready to fully embrace the smoothie bowl trend, that's ok! You can just blend everything up and put it in a mason jar... like I did below (feel free to add a little bit more cashewmilk).

Tell me...

Who else is ready for more sunshine, more flowers, and more delicious smoothie recipes?!?!

dragon fruit smoothie in sunshine

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Description

smoothie bowls | dairy-free smoothies | dragon fruit smoothie

Ingredients

2  
packets of dragon fruit puree (approx 8oz)
1  
serving of vegan vanilla Arbonne protein powder (or sub your favorite)
1⁄2 cup
Silk Unsweetened Cashewmilk
4  
Strawberries (greens/top removed)
   
various toppings* (see below)

Notes

top with fresh fruit -- like blackberries, strawberries, banana, frozen blueberries
top with healthy fat -- like shredded coconut or nuts
top with chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine smoothie bowl ingredients together in a high speed blender (Blendtec if my favvvv).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour it into a bowl and top with various toppings.

Yields 1 Servings