My loves! Happy Tuesday.
I am coming at you with a fuchsia smoothie today because it’s GORGEOUS.
But honestly, flavor was kind of an afterthought and color was priority number one. But add guava juice and coconut protein powder to a smoothie, and you KNOW the flavor is going to be awesome. So.
Fun(ny) fact: I’m a total moron and took forever to get on the fuchsia pitaya bandwagon because I just didn’t understand what exactly it was annnnnd didn’t bother to spend three whole seconds on google figuring it out. When I first saw these gorgeous bowls and smoothies popping up on the interwebs, I was damn ready to try this rando “pitaya” fruit people kept talking about that I assumed was some “new” fruit I’d never heard of before. Then I went to buy some and all I saw was some weird fuchsia dragonfruit. And I’m like… yeah, no. Dragonfruit is white with black seeds. Obviously. I’m not buying some crazy unnatural dyed dragonfruit. Weird. I’ll wait until I can hunt down that new “pitaya” fruit instead.
Fast forward about a dozen grocery store freezer sections later when all I can find is this dyed dragonfruit crap and no pitaya and I pick up a bag that has a BRAND called pitaya that’s selling fuchsia dragonfruit. And lo and behold, the ingredients are 100% fruit. And it’s called pitaya/dragonfruit.
Because they’re the same thing.
And sometimes they’re white with black seeds.
And sometimes they’re fuchsia.
So I finally spend all of three seconds on google to confirm that I’m a freaking moron who never considered that an obscure exotic fruit I’ve had maybe three times could exist in more than one color.
Stupid know-it-all self.
ANYWAY. So now that I realize that PITAYA is DRAGONFRUIT… here’s a tropical dragonfruit smoothie. That’s fuchsia. And loaded with all my favorite tropical flavors because YUM.
Also because Tone It Up’s coconut protein is FINALLY BACK. If you love coconut, I highly recommend. Best protein powder ever. I bought two tubs of it as soon as they released it buuuut I don’t think that’s going to be enough. (WAH! I was going to link it for y’all but their website says it’s sold out. I’ll update if it’s restocked…..)
- 1 pitaya smoothie pack
- 1/2 C chopped frozen pineapple
- 1 scoop coconut protein powder
- 1 C guava juice
- 1 T ground flax seed
- optional: coconut extract (if you're like me and want to really amplify the coconut flavor...)
- Blend everything together.