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Dragon Fruit Smoothie

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This dragon fruit smoothie has a unique flavor that is somewhere between that of a kiwi and a pear. The white color is something different from what you would normally see in a fruit smoothie and the black seeds add nice little pops of crunch.

Dragon fruit smoothie with colorful straw and slice of dragon fruit on purple background.

Ingredients

Dragon fruit smoothie ingredients prepped on purple background.
  • dragon fruit – I like to use the white dragon fruit but you can also use red. Be sure to look in the frozen section if you can’t find the type you’re looking for. Where I live, you can only find the red dragon fruit in pre-frozen bags, not fresh. The dragon fruit should be frozen anyway, so this saves you a step.
  • milk
  • lime juice – freshly squeezed
  • vanilla Greek yogurt
  • mango – chopped and frozen
  • bananas – sliced and frozen
  • vanilla extract – optional but highly recommended

*Check recipe card for ingredient amounts.

Dragon Fruit Types

There are actually two main types of dragon fruit that are commonly used in smoothies (red flesh and white flesh) and this smoothie will work with whatever type is available to you. There is also a third variety with white flesh with yellow skin but I’ve never seen it myself.

Red and white dragon fruit are mostly the same with some minor differences. Red dragon fruit tastes sweeter than white because it is higher in sugar. It is also higher in antioxidants, hence the deep color.

Variations

Dragon fruit smoothies with straws and slices of dragon fruit on purple background.

-If you can’t find the red dragon fruit but still want that pinky color, you can find pink pitaya powder online or in stores. It’s basically just red dragon fruit that is freeze dried and made into a powder that has a beautiful, bright color and you only need one or two teaspoons. Simply add it to the white smoothie.
-For the milk, you can substitute with a plant-based milk if desired.
-For the vanilla Greek yogurt, you can pick a fruity flavor instead such as mango.

How to Make it

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a glass and serve! Garnish with dragon fruit slices if desired.
Dragon fruit smoothies with straws and slices of dragon fruit on purple background.

Nutrition Information

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya or strawberry pear. Don’t let the white color fool you, as it contains numerous vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

For every 3/4 cup (6 ounces) of dragon fruit, there is 102 calories, 22g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g protein, 68mg magnesium and 4.25mg calcium. It can help build and heal cells, reduce inflammation and improve digestive health.

Dragon fruit smoothie with colorful straw and slice of dragon fruit.

What did you think of this dragon fruit smoothie recipe? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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Dragon fruit smoothies with straws and slices of dragon fruit.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

This dragon fruit smoothie has a unique flavor that is somewhere between a kiwi and a pear. The white color is something different from what you would normally see in a fruit smoothie and the black seeds add nice little pops of crunch.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 337 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice - freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup dragon fruit - chopped and frozen
  • ¼ cup mango - chopped and frozen
  • ½ banana - sliced and frozen (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - optional

Instructions
 

  • Add the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Transfer to a glass and serve! Garnish with dragon fruit slices if desired.

Notes

  • If you can’t find the red dragon fruit but still want that pinky color, you can find pink pitaya powder online or in stores. It’s basically just red dragon fruit that is freeze dried and made into a powder that has a beautiful, bright color and you only need one or two teaspoons. Simply add it to the white smoothie.
  • For the milk, you can substitute with a plant-based milk if desired.
  • For the vanilla Greek yogurt, you can pick a fruity flavor instead such as mango.

Nutrition information on SoSmoothie is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only from online calculators.

Keyword dragon fruit, fruit, smoothie
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