Dragon Fruit? What’s that? I have a feeling a lot of people say this to themselves when confronted with this delicious fruit. Up until February 2012 I had no clue it existed. The fruit has similar texture as kiwi but far less bitter and a bit more sweet.
I purchase dragon fruit from a market store here in china town. The produce there is always cheaper then the big box grocers and is usually riper when purchasing.
The fruit can be eaten alone for breakfast with a spoon, in a smoothie such as the one below, in cheese cake desserts, or in fruit salads. Right now my favorite way to eat it is by spoon or in a smoothie.
Try it out sometime. You will be pleasantly surprised with how amazing this weird looking fruit tastes.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Makes: 12 L Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Blend Time: 1-2 minutes
- 1 dragon fruit, cut in half then scoop out inside
- 1 nectarine
- 2 bananas
- 1-2 cups frozen strawberries
- 4-5 handfuls of greens (beet greens, spinach, Chinese greens)
- Ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients, adjust to taste. Serve immediately.