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Brighten Your Morning With This Gorgeous Smoothie Bowl Recipe

by
author image Tiffany Lin
Tiffany Lin has been a writer and editor since 2008. Her book reviews, news pieces and features have appeared in Cat Fancy, Dog World, Romantic Homes, Cottages & Bungalows, Chickens, Kittens USA and Urban Farm magazines. Lin is currently the Food & Drink and Nutrition Editor for LIVESTRONG.COM.
This dragon fruit smoothie bowl is almost too pretty to eat.
This dragon fruit smoothie bowl is almost too pretty to eat. Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

Jump on the smoothie bowl bandwagon with our easy-to-make recipe from our video series Simple. Healthy. Eats. It features a unique ingredient: the mildly sweet and beautifully vibrant dragon fruit.

Hailing from Asia and Central and South America, dragon fruit is rich in immunity-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help guard against free-radical damage. It’s also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Our recipe includes 330 calories; 10.05 grams of total fat; 16.45 grams of protein; and 46.58 grams of total carbs.

If you’ve never prepped a dragon fruit before, it’s actually quite easy. Simply slice it in half with a paring knife, and then peel off the scaly skin with your fingers.

You’ll toss two cut and peeled dragon fruits into the bowl of a food processor (a blender also works). Then you’ll add in good-for-you ingredients, including raspberries, bananas, shredded coconut and a plant-based protein powder.

The recipe also includes energy-boosting bee pollen and vitamin-rich maca.

Trust us, you won’t be able to resist diving into this breakfast -- even if it’s (almost) too pretty to eat!

For the Full Recipe: Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

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