I am excited to bring you DRAGONFRUIT! I don’t know how you feel about trying new foods, but I love it and hope that I can encourage you to try some new foods. Even though I have frequently been relying on the convenience of grocery pickup, I still enjoy browsing the store and finding ingredients, produce, meats, etc. that catch my interest. Dragonfruits are a cactus species native to Mexico and Central America but now are grown in many places all over the world.
Besides the awesome name and color, Dragonfruits contains fiber, nutrients, and several antioxidants. When choosing one, choose one that is bright color red all over and gives slightly when you press on it. It is super easy to prepare! You just have to cut it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon or however you prefer! After tasting, I would say the taste and texture resembles a tart kiwi or pear. Honestly, I thought the name and bright color would suggest that it has a bold flavor, however, I feel it is a little underwhelming in taste, so I decided to blend it up in a smoothie. I think if you try eating it alone and you need a little sweetness, try drizzling honey on top. It is pricey in comparison to your standard fruits, however, 1 dragonfruit allowed me to make a smoothie twice. Because of the many health benefits that I researched, I will definitely buy this again. The kids loved the smoothie and it was great to introduce them to a new fruit!
I would love to hear from you! Please leave comments below with your experiences with Dragonfruit!Print
This dragonfruit smoothie is tasty and filled with nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber!
1 cup cubed ripe dragonfruit (about 1/2 of medium size dragonfruit)
5–6 strawberries roughly chopped (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
1 cup Bai Coconut-Pineapple or Bai Coconut water
Juice from 1/2 lime
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth and drink right away.
This smoothie does contain a lot of pulp, so you could drain in a strainer if that bothers you.