Many people don’t realize that dragon fruit comes from the cactus family. It’s mystical name comes from SouthEast Asia, but it’s also known as Pitaya. It’s been called the “cauliflower of fruits” because it tastes bland. However, if paired properly – it’s sweet and delicious. This Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe is quick to make and perfect for post-workout or breakfast.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe: Delicious, Healthy & Easy
The Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit
You can enjoy fresh Dragon Fruit by peeling back the skin to enjoy the refreshing taste. It’s low in cholesterol and high in fiber. Dragon Fruit is also high in antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. It’s been hailed as a “superfruit” and it’s popularity has grown in recent years.
Since gaining popularity, you can find dragon fruit at most US grocery stores. It’s no longer hard to find and they’re in season during the spring and summer. This recipe uses frozen dragon fruit that you can find in the frozen aisle. It’s bagged frozen dragon fruit, which means you can enjoy this dragon fruit smoothie recipe year round.
This recipe is one of my favorite post-workout smoothies. I love to do some fasted cardio in the morning, then come home and blend this. Of course, you could always add protein powder to it as well. Vanilla would be a great option, so it doesn’t compete with the flavor of the fruit. Plant-based protein is my go-to pick usually.
How To Make A Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Start with 1 cup of: mango, pineapple and dragonfruit. Add together into a blender.
Add almond milk (you could substitute coconut milk) and blend on high for 3 minutes. Optional: add one scoop of your favorite protein powder.
Makes 2 8oz smoothies – serve immediately to enjoy. You can top your smoothie with granola or unsweetened coconut if you want to add some texture.
- 1 cup frozen dragon fruit
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 6-8 ounces of almond milk
- Optional: 1 scoop protein powder
- Blend the first four ingredients together in a blender on high - start with 6 ounces of almond milk.
- Add protein powder if desired.
- Add more to create the consistency you prefer best.
- Serve immediately.