Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl

A mini tropical oasis in the middle of winter could be at your fingertips. This was my first experience eating dragon fruit so I did some research. Dragon fruit is known as Pitaya roja in Central and South America, and Pitahaya in central Mexico. It is sometimes called “lady of the night” or “queen of the night” as its flowers only bloom during the night. Nutritionally, dragon fruit is recognized for its high vitamin C content and its ability to aid digestion. However, some other possible benefits of dragon fruit consumption may include cancer prevention, improved cholesterol profiles, stabilized blood sugar levels, and improved immune system functioning. I would love to hear your thoughts on this nutrient-rich breakfast in the comments below or via social media (Instagram, Twitter).

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Ingredients:

Smoothie:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 0.5 cup raspberries, frozen, organic if possible
  • 0.5 cup blueberries, frozen, organic if possible

Toppings:

  • goji berries
  • dragon fruit
  • hemp, sesame & buckwheat seeds

How to:

  1. Soak oats and chia seeds in almond milk overnight.
  2. In the morning, mix the soaked mixture with frozen fruit in a blender.
  3. Pour into bowl and decorate with toppings.

PCOS Powers:

  • raspberries = low glycemic index fruit, high in anti-oxidants, may help lower inflammation and prevent cancer
  • chia seeds = high in omega 3s which can help decrease high testosterone and improve egg quality
  • goji berries = high in protein, anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, and may improve men’s sperm count
  • hemp seeds = high in protein, fibre, and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 & 9) which may improve cholesterol profiles, may reduce inflammation

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Claire Cutler says:

    Beautiful!!!!

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  2. Spidey_Cell says:

    I love your display of ingredients – so colourful and fun!

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  3. Dana says:

    I absolutely love how this looks. I’ve only ever bought dragonfruit once and I found it sort of flavorless, so I never bought it again. But I bet it’s perfect in a bowl like this, because it does have a nice texture – and let’s not gloss over the fact that it’s freaking gorgeous!

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    1. Totally! I agree the flavor was more bland than I expected given its craze all over social media but the beauty of it is enough to make me want to experiment with it (occasionally, since it isn’t cheap!)

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  4. Justine @ JustineCelina.com says:

    This is such a gorgeous and delicious-sounding recipe, Dylan! This has inspired me to publish my dragon fruit smoothie recipe… it’s been hanging out in the archives since last year. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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    1. Amazing! I can’t wait to see it. I will be on the lookout 😉

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  5. Wow! This is a really imaginative and beautiful recipe. Love the tropical flavours! The ideal (healthy) breakfast, that’s for sure.

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