Hold on to summer with this quick fix smoothie that will have you bright-eyed and ready for any morning. Vibrant dragon fruit gets a pick-me-up from matcha that’s blooming with a rosewater infusion. Everything you want from a naturally sweetened fruity smoothie that's incredibly creamy thanks to the smooth benefits of milk and avocado. This is an appetizingly blended breakfast that doesn’t skip on the health benefits.
-Prepare the rosewater in bulk and store it in the fridge to use throughout the week. You can also use store-bought rose tea.
-Make this work for your needs - determine what you buy fresh, frozen, or pre-packaged based on your available time.
-Use a mix of fresh and frozen produce to get the immediate flavors & health advantages while allowing any frozen fruit to keep your drink thick and cold. Keep fresh fruits for what’s in-season and leave your frozen fruits for what is out of season.
-Leave this smoothie as-is or transform it into a smoothie bowl and sprinkle with any toppings you’re in the mood for. Get creative! Subtract the matcha and this makes a fun summer treat for kids, too. —Vanessa
dragon fruit smoothie packet (frozen)
mango chunks (frozen)
ceremonial grade matcha
fresh or dried chemical & pesticide-free, edible rose petals
Prepare the rosewater by bringing 1 cup of water to a slow boil in a saucepan.
Add the edible, dried rose petals, stir, and reduce to low heat. Cover leaving a slight opening for steam to be released and let steep for approximately 2 minutes or until water has turned a deep rose hue. Remove from heat.
Add the frozen dragon fruit smoothie base to a blender followed by frozen mango chunks. Do not blend at this stage.
Revisit the rosewater – strain to separate the petals then let sit until the temp ranges from warm to cool. Discard the boiled petals.
Recommended: from the saucepan, pour rosewater through a slotted spoon held over a mason jar to separate and store the remainder for future smoothies.
Add ½ small avocado, milk, rosewater, and matcha powder to blender. Set on high until smooth and fully incorporated.
Serve cold and sprinkle with optional toppings. Try granola, pistachios, blueberries, flaked coconut, and edible flowers. Don’t forget a spoon to enjoy the toppings!