Miss Montana Shows Us How To Make A Dragon Fruit Bowl
Have you ever had pitahaya, otherwise known as dragon fruit? Ever had a dragon fruit bowl? I have not tried either, so I am looking forward to learning how to make this delicious and healthy bowl that you can eat at any time of the day. Miss Montana USA 2020, Merissa Underwood, shows us how it is done. Let’s take a look…
Miss Montana, Activist, Environmentalist, and Proud Vegan
Merissa Underwood is a vegan of six years who recently represented Montana at the Miss USA 2020 pageant. She works tirelessly to promote veganism and sustainability not only to the people of Montana but to the world. You may have seen her face on a change.org petition as she received a massive amount of backlash for her stance against animal agriculture, which only added fuel to her fire.
Merissa was interviewed by our own Jane Velez-Mitchell on #LIVEtalk about how she was bullied for being vegan after winning the crown as Miss Montana. That personal, ethical choice rubbed some people in Montana the wrong way. But, she also earned the respect of a lot of people for showing incredible grace under pressure! Check out the full story HERE. When she is not fighting for animal rights and taking on the cattle industry, you can find her DJ-ing, writing poetry, or out enjoying the wilderness.
Let’s Take A Closer Look At The Dragon Fruit Bowl Merissa Made!
Dragon fruit, also known as pitahaya, is a tropical fruit known for its vibrant red skin and sweet, seed-filled pulp. Its interesting look and rumors of superfood powers have made it popular among food lovers and health-conscious people. It is an antioxidant, which makes it super popular among people who prefer plants that pack a powerful nutritious value. The dragon fruit bowl Merissa made would be perfect for breakfast, with the blended smoothie combined with granola and topped with vegan whipped cream. Oh my! Sounds like perfection to me. Who doesn’t like a sweet breakfast that also packs a ton of nutrition! let’s do this…
Dragon Fruit Bowl
- 1 cup pitahaya (dragon fruit)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Protein powder of choice
- 2 cups plant milk
- 1 Tablespoon of powdered peanut butter
- A spoonful of chia seeds
- plant-based granola of choice
- Blend on high everything but the granola
- Add granola to bowl
- Pour smoothie into bowl
- Add chopped bananas
- Spoonful of hemp hearts
- Top with coconut whipping cream!
I am All About The Dragon Fruit Bowl
I am a new fan of the dragon fruit and the dragon fruit bowl after this episode of #LunchBreakLIVE. Merissa’s recipe looks too delicious to pass up, and I definitely plan to make this one for myself at home. You should try it too, and let us know how you liked it. Merissa has appeared on #LunchBreakLIVE in the past cooking up some more plant-based goodness. You can check out that episode HERE.
And Lastly, if you are looking for more easy vegan recipes to try, be sure to stop by the #LunchBreakLIVE page where there are a ton of recipes for you to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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Donna Dennison is an UnchainedTV writer, graphic designer, video editor, and IG contributor. Donna is also a creative in the film industry.