This is for Hiroshi, who tasted his first dragon fruit (which also known as pitaya or pitahaya) in his recent South East Asia trip, and loved every bit of it.

Red flesh dragon fruit

What we get in this part of the world is the red skin dragon fruit; and it comes either with white flesh (which was the one Hiroshi tasted), or red flesh. I prefer the one with red flesh. To me, taste wise, the red ones are tangier and sweeter; and they are aesthetically more attractive (in the inside), calling out to be touched, eaten and enjoyed.

Red flesh dragon fruit

Here is the Nutritional Value of a dragon fruit taken from Hubpages.

Dragon fruits are high in antioxidants, which help to fight carcinogenic free-radicals from forming in the body. In addition, they are a good source of Vitamin C, and are rich in minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, while the seeds are have high polyunsaturated fatty acids. Aside from its nutritional content, the fruit is also said to help excrete heavy metal toxins from the body and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Dragon fruits are also known to be a natural laxative.

I’m not so much of a fruit person, so instead of eating the dragon fruit, I prefer mine being made into a smoothie. Here is how I make mine.

♥Dragon Fruit Smoothie♥
You’ll get 2 full glasses or more (depending on fruit size).

You’ll need
2 dragon fruits (refrigerated)
1 lemon (juiced)

How you peel off the skin of a dragon fruit

Method
1) Cut dragon fruits into 4 wedges each, peel of the skin
2) Cut the dragon fruit flesh into small pieces (don’t worry about the red juice on your hand, they will wash off easily)
3) Put dragon fruit pieces and lemon juice into a blender
4) Blend to get smoothie

Because the fruits were refrigerated before being blended, no ice is required to be added to get a chilled smoothie.

Red flesh dragon fruit smoothie

I like having this as a breakfast on days when I think I need a vitamin C boost.

Red flesh dragon fruit smoothie

Hiroshi, come visit next time, I’ll make you a glass.

Btw, the best dragon fruit variety I’d tasted so far is actually the yellow skin dragon fruit, which is from South America. I bought them from the Singapore wet market when I was there 2 months back, cost me ~RM10 per small fruit, but boy, they were so nice, with a unique sweetness and fragrant.

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    this looks good. but my kids prefer to eat the fruit instead!
    i must try this.

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