We’re in the thick of summer and the heat is INTENSE. I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and hydrated because this is the time of year the sun does all of its hardest work. That means eating plenty of clean, cool foods loaded with nutrients and prepared as simple as possible.
Smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are a favorite of mine because they cover all of those bases in the summer. They’re delicious, super easy to make, and can be modified to suit your body’s tastes and needs. Right now, our summer cleanse is in full gear, so I’m packing my smoothie bowls with all the fiber and antioxidants I can. This dragonfruit smoothie bowl has everything I need to stay hydrated, healthy, and cool in the July heat.
Dragonfruit - that spiny, egg-shaped fruit you see in your grocery stores produce section - has a mild sweet flavor similar to a kiwi or pear. It’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants, along with crucial nutrients like iron and vitamin C. Normally it’s used to add texture to a fruity dessert, but I’ve been obsessed with these dragonfruit chips so I thought I’d add them to the recipe for a little sweet crunch. This smoothie also includes bee pollen, one of the most broadly nutritious ingredients you can include in a dish and a favorite of mine. Throw in Berry Bee Honey, some Berry Bliss Superfood + Protein Blend, and a base of frozen berries with plant-based milk, and you’ve got a frozen, yogurt-like treat that’s simple to make - a much-needed breeze in this summer heat.
½ cup red dragonfruit chips
½ cup fresh raspberries
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup plant-based milk
1 tbsp bee pollen
2 tbsp coconut shreds
1 tbsp Berry Bee Honey
Blend all the wet/frozen ingredients and Berry Bliss in a high-powered blender and pour in your favorite bowl. Add dragonfruit chips in a neat arrangement around or on one side of the bowl (for dipping) and top with bee pollen, coconut shreds, and more honey as desired. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite superfood smoothie bowl recipes to make in the heat of summer? Share your creations with us on Instagram and we may reshare and tag you!