Have you ever tried a dragon fruit? Up until a few years ago I hadn’t ever tried one. Once I cut one open I was hooked on it mainly based on appearance, its the prettiest of all fruits! Love the contrast of polka dotted insides with a bold outer layer. Although it’s soooo bright and pretty its very soft and on the bland side. You would think it would be full of all this crazy flavor. The you try it and find that it is very similar to a bland kiwi.
Its a good bland in my opinion and perfect for a fruit smoothie! It pairs well with almost any fruit combination. I have even scooped it out, frozen it, then added frozen dragon fruit pieces to a smoothie for an icy texture.
I chose to add strawberries to this smoothie.
I made this recipe in my favorite blender, the Ninja Kitchen System. I have had it for about five years now and it still works great. It blends so fast, even with ice. It comes with a few attachments, for smoothies I use the large pitcher. In the photo above you can see that it has two rows of blades that blend super fast.
In minutes you will have a delicious and healthy smoothie! You can blend ice with fruit and have a pretty good smoothie. I almost always add plain Greek yogurt to most of my smoothies for a extra dose of protein.
If you notice, the straw in this photo is glass. I would have never thought of using a glass straw but I came across the idea while reading a recent magazine. So, I searched for a good brand on amazon and found one that I love. I have Hummingbird Glass Straws and I love them! Since I make smoothies quite frequently and hate being wasteful, I decided to give them a try. The ones that I found came with a teeny little scrubber to clean them with.
They work well and are thick enough for any smoothies or ice cream shakes to fit through. Think about how many of us use straws each year, times that by……what’s the population of the world again??? you don’t need to google or try to calculate since A lOT of waste is the answer. I am suggesting to give reusable glass straws a chance. Do we always know whats in plastic???
I was impressed with the recyclable box no unnecessary plastic at all, and the scrubby brush is so cute!
You can see that the width of the opening is a good size for almost any shake or smoothie you can make.
Strawberry Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 dragon fruit
- 5 strawberries
- 1 tsp honey
Wash strawberries and remove the stems. Slice the dragon fruit in half scoop out the soft edible portion of the fruit and discard the skin.
Place fruit and all the other ingredients into a large blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into preferred cups, add a straw, drink and enjoy!
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