Smoothie bowls are a healthy breakfast staple in our house and today’s Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl is perfect for a dragon-loving kid who is ready to try new things!
Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Today’s fun smoothie bowl recipe is inspired by Disney and Pixar’s upcoming movie Onward. The main character has a pet dragon, so I thought dragonfruit would be perfect – and I love the “dragon scales” appearance that the blackberries take on when flash frozen, so that was a fun (optional) touch.
Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.” “Onward” releases in theaters on March 6, 2020.
Check out the trailer here:
And I also have a brand new movie poster you can download and print out here:
This smoothie bowl makes use of blue spirulina powder for it’s light blue hue.
Blue spirulina can be a bit too bitter for kids (it has a tea-like flavor, however cheaper brands can take on a fishy taste) so feel free to swap that out for some blueberries to achieve a (different) blue hue.
Flash freezing a handful of blackberries is perfect for adding some “dragon’s eggs” to your smoothie bowl. I did a combo of blueberries and blackberries just to add as much fruit as possible to this pretty breakfast.
To pick the best dragonfruit, look for one with bright, evenly covered skin – not too many brown spots and no dry stems. If the fruit is very firm to touch, it needs another day or two to ripen. (The flesh should have a slight give.)
Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1/2 small apple, cored and peeled
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon blue spirulina powder
- 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
- 1 white-fleshed dragon fruit, halved
- Handful blueberries, optional garnish
- Handful blackberries, optional garnish
Tip: note that spirulina adds a tea-like flavor to your smoothie bowl which may be too earthy for children, so feel free to omit or replace with additional blueberries for this recipe.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Melon baller or small cookie cutters
How to Make a Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl
Rinse and pop the berries in the freezer to allow them to take on that icy look as you prepare the smoothie bowl.
Combine the banana, apple, ice, milk, spirulina powder, and yogurt in a blender.
Secure the lid and blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour into your serving bowl.
Using a melon baller, scoop dragon fruit flesh into balls, or slice and cut into shapes with small cookie cutters.
Remove the berries from the freezer and garnish smoothie with dragon fruit balls and frozen berries.
Grab your free printable for our blue spirulina smoothie bowl recipe: