Dragon fruit milkshake

Dragon fruit milkshake

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Serves
2

Dragon fruit (pitaya) must be one of the weirdest-looking fruits on the planet. It’s hard to describe it, but it looks a bit like a pink-red-green mango cactus. When it is cut open, the flesh is white and studded with tiny black seeds. We first tried dragon fruit in Thailand and soon used it in salads, desserts and drinks. In contrast to its vibrant exterior, the fruit has a very mild and slightly sweet taste somewhat similar to melon. Its mild flavour is especially refreshing in shakes and smoothies. This exotic version of a milkshake became our favourite on the trip. Ideally you need a soft, young, fresh ‘drinking’ coconut for this, not a hard, brown one. They are available from some supermarkets and Asian stores and also online. If you can’t get one, you can just use coconut milk but it won’t be quite the same.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 dragon fruit
1 banana
1 young ‘drinking’ coconut
or 400ml canned coconut milk
1 large handful ice cubes

Method

  1. Peel the dragon fruit and banana, cut them in large pieces and place in a blender. Open the young coconut and pour the water into a measuring jug. Pour 250 ml of the coconut water over the fruit, then scoop out 125 g of the soft coconut meat and add to the blender. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses with straws.
Tags:
Green
Kitchen
Travels
David
Frenkiel
Luise
Vindahl
Andersen
vegetarian
healthy
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