|Dragon Fruit Smoothie Parfait|
Every time I turned around, Dragon Fruit was everywhere on Instagram. Except in my hands. I was so wanting to try this fruit that I looked everywhere for months on end, but no luck. Then I won a tropical fruit box that was filled to the brim with delicious fruit which I had never tried before or even seen in person.
And there it was... wrapped up so sweetly. A single Dragon Fruit.
|Buddha with Dragon Fruit|
I actually jumped up and down with excitement. Okay, actually I screamed like a little girl. Out loud. I'm sure my neighbors all heard me.
Anyway, I waited until the very last minute of ripeness to try this fruit. Mark and I each took a taste and, to be perfectly honest, it was just okay. It wasn't horrible mind you and had an okay taste factor, but perhaps I put too much into my pursuit of this interesting fruit and expected fireworks. So I made us a couple smoothie parfaits with it and they were quite delicious.
In any case, I finally got to try Dragon Fruit, and for that I am thankful.
Dragon Fruit Delight
1 1/2 cups strawberries
2 frozen ripe bananas
1 cup coconut water (adjust as needed)
Blend in high powered blender, pour into 2 glasses and set in freezer while making the next layer.
1 Dragon Fruit
1 frozen ripe banana
Blend well. Remove glasses from freezer. Gently pour or scoop onto the bottom layer of both glasses. I garnished ours with chopped strawberries, coconut shreds and dragon fruit.