I really love it when my food gets
insanely beautiful nice and colourful! You see, too me visual is just as important as taste, y'know! Hahahah, I guess I'm just an artist at heart. (in and out of the kitchen ;) !)
Nope, it's not acai or blueberries that gave this such a wonderful, vivid colour, but it's Pitaya! (Also known as red dragon fruit) It's one of the cheapest, most common fruit where I live but I just tried it out recently, thanks to my fruit-loving friend at Instagram! (and I'm so thankful I tried it omg, it's such a wonderful fruit seriously!!)
And no, I didn't edit the colour of the smoothie or add any artificial colouring at all! That gorgeous purple-pink colour purely comes from 'red-purplish' pitaya + 'white' bananas!! Mother nature provides us with so many natural colourings, so do keep that in mind if you reach out to those artificial colours!!
I topped mine with some slices kiwis, cubed pineapples (also obsessed with pineapples at the moment, so good mmm…), and my-must-add-topping which is granola (crunch-crunch-crunch)!
Not only good for the eyes, but this baby right here is also reallyyy good for your body (and your tastebuds)! Not to mention that it's super easy to make! Perfect to make for breakfast on busy mornings, or when you get home from a tiring day at work, or for dinner (LOL basically anytime).
- 7 ripe bananas, frozen overnight
- 1 red dragon fruit, frozen overnight
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional, but makes it very tasty)
- toppings of your choice (I used pineapples, kiwi, and granola. I find that crunchy things make smoothies/ice cream taste real good so do try to add some crunchy toppings along with some fruits!)
- Put the frozen bananas, coconut sugar & dragon fruit (cut into small chunks), into a high speed blender/food processor. Blend until it turns nice & smooth, add in the coconut sugar and blend again. (I don't add any water, but you can add a little if needed to help it blend).
- Scoop into a bowl, top with your favourite toppings! Enjoy!!!