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Tis now the season for dragon fruit, and what better way to ward off the feeling of gloom with the cold weather by enjoying a tropical fruit! Dragon fruit is a less known superfood with great anti-inflammatory benefit, rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, B complex, along with iron and calcium. dragon-fruit

There are two main types of dragon fruit, the white-flesh ones and the red-flesh ones. While the white-flesh are the most common, I prefer the red-flesh kind for the dramatic pink color. Dragon fruits have similar texture to a kiwi, but taste more in between a watermelon and a pear.

One way I like to enjoy them is in a chia seed pudding. See my recipe below.

Ingredients: 

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Dragon fruit chia seed pudding

  • 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 dragon fruit, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)

Directions:

  1. Cut the dragon fruit in half, then use a knife to slide off the skin (similar to how you would with a watermelon, except the dragon fruit skin is more delicate).
  2. In a medium bowl, gently whisk the soymilk, yogurt, and half of the dragon fruit in a mixer/blender until smooth blended.
  3. Pour the yogurt mixture into a cup, then whisk in the chia seeds until they are evenly distributed.
  4. Cover and refrigerate x3 hours or overnight.
  5. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of agave or honey into the mixture.
  6. Add the rest of the cut dragon fruit on top and serve.
  7. Optional: you can also toss few granolas or sliced almonds on top before serving.

-NZ

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