Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Red dragon fruit is not very easy to find, but if you do find it at an Asian grocery store, buy as many as you can carry! They are not only tasty but also good for you.

Unlike the white dragon fruit, the red variety is not only rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, but it contains powerful antioxidants, especially the carotenoids and anthocyanins.

The simplest way to eat the fruit is to cut it in half and scoop the flesh out. If the dragon fruit is really ripe, you can also peel it. To do this simply cut off the two ends and peel off stripes of the peel as you would if you peeled an orange.

  • 1/2 red dragon fruit, roughly chopped
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves 
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)

  • Put all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour smoothie into glasses and enjoy in good company!

Tip: If you are using a very ripe banana your smoothie will be sweet enough and there is no need to add sweetener of any kind. And! If your grocery store carries only the white dragon fruit, you can add a small beet to obtain the deep pink color. The taste would be a bit different, but you will still enjoy the benefits of dragon fruit and the protective power of antioxidants coming from the deep purple plant pigment of beet.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

 Dominique Allmon©2014

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