Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl

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How to Make a Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl | Nutrition Stripped

Obviously it’s not all about looks, guys, but this Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl has it all. Substance, nutrition, and it’s beautiful to make on this lovely Valentine’s Day! So Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I hope you have a day filled with self-love and love from your community! Here’s a quick recipe to celebrate that you can literally make in under 10 minutes with 1 blender in 1 dish. Keep reading for how to make the Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl.

Pretty in pink

Dragon fruit is my jam. I’ve shared several stories about my love of this beautiful yet exotic fruit (to most of us) during my travels to Thailand a couple years ago. There dragon fruit was abundant and delicious, and the locals utilized this fruit in just about every application from breakfast, dessert, to random street cart food. It was glorious. So, in my many (frugal) attempts to show off a whole food many of us don’t get year round or get only from the frozen section, I wanted to share this special smoothie bowl that’s incredibly nutrient dense, and it doesn’t hurt that’s it’s beautiful!

Dragon fruit 101: dragon fruit is also known as pitaya, is a fruit that grows around the equator so in Central America and Central Asia. It’s good source of vitamin C, iron, and fiber. Dragon fruit/pitaya contain antioxidants, but compared to other Brazilian fruits for example, they fair poor (i.e. compared to fruits like avocado, mango, and tamarind). If you’ve never tried dragon fruit before (pictured in this post as the white variety), it tastes similar to a kiwi yet slightly less sweet. Honestly, it has quite a neutral flavor despite it looking so beautiful! The other variety of dragon fruit is pink, but in my opinion both taste relatively the same. As far as nutrition goes, some studies show the red variety contain more betalains. More studies are needed, but some show that pitaya has positive effects on cardiovascular health, reduces insulin resistance, improves gut microflora, improves liver function, and reduces obesity markers.

Also, a quick primer on smoothie bowls and why they’re awesome. The majority of my clients are not on a mission to lose weight, rather it’s more about finding balance with their eating habits, with their lifestyle, and how to squeeze in those fiber and nutrient rich veggies, a challenge for them. Smoothie bowls are not only a great way to sneak in fiber and vegetables, but they’re an incredible way to sneak in energy AND nutrient density. For those who come to me to gain weight healthfully, we can really load up these smoothie bowls with calories and energy density from nut butters, coconut milk, frozen fruit, frozen veggies (like kale, spinach, zucchini, and peas even!), and protein powders taboot. On the other hand, clients who come to me for general health and wellbeing smoothie bowls can serve the exact same purpose! It’s all about listening into your hunger cues and focusing in getting in nutrients that so many of us living the Standard American Diet, lack. Smoothie bowls are just one of many ways we can make foods from the earth fun, delicious, and something a little unique to try.

#IRL I don’t style my smoothie bowls 80% of the time, I just pop the ingredients in the blender, pour into a bowl, and take handfuls of the toppings and pop em’ on top! No need to get fancy all the time…but it does make for an enticing food presentation to gobble up (tip to try with kiddos!).

How to Make a Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl | Nutrition StrippedHow to Make a Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl | Nutrition StrippedHow to Make a Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl | Nutrition Stripped

Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl
Recipe type: breakfast, dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
A simple, nutrient dense smoothie bowl made with pink fruits including strawberries, dragon fruit/pitaya, frozen fruit, and topped with whole foods.
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 packet frozen dragon fruit (i.e. pink pitaya- may also use acai)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen zucchini, optional
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Garnish options: bee pollen, sliced banana, dragon fruit, coconut flakes, kiwi, blueberries, raspberries
  1. Using a high speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Add additional ice or water to either thicken or thin depending on your desired texture.
  2. Serve immediately and top with optional garnishes.
If not using frozen zucchini as an option, decrease almond milk to ½ cup total- adjust depending on your desired thickness.
If using optional protein powder, add ¼ cup almond milk in addition until creamy

Ingredients I used to make this recipe: frozen dragon fruit (you can also use acai), and don’t forget, the KA blender. Don’t have access to dragon fruit or acai? No worries you can still load in the nutrients and get a pretty pink color by using frozen raspberries and strawberries!

How to Make a Pretty Pink Smoothie Bowl | Nutrition Stripped

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Tell me what you’d top this pink smoothie bowl with! How to you celebrate V-Day? If you make this at home, be sure to share your thoughts in the comments or by leaving a review which helps me make these recipes better for you. And when you make this recipe, share a pic on Instagram with #nutritionstripped so I can see!

xx McKel

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