Made with a creamy blend of dragon fruit, mango, and banana, this Dragon Fruit Smoothie is delicious. This dragon fruit smoothie may be turned vegan by using non-dairy milk and replacing the protein with a plant-based protein. Because dragon fruit has a subtle flavour, a squeeze of fresh lime amplifies the tropical flavour.
Red dragon fruit, mango, and bananas combine to make a healthful dragon fruit smoothie. This antioxidant-rich smoothie has a bright pink tint and is enjoyable for both adults and children. By removing the whey or substituting a plant-based protein powder, this pitaya smoothie may be made vegan. To my dragon fruit smoothie, I’ve added mango and banana. Because the dragon fruit is lower in sugar, I appreciate the sweetness and creaminess of both of these fruits.
This colourful, antioxidant-rich dragon fruit smoothie is as delicious as it is beautiful. It’s the ideal fruity smoothie for breakfast or a snack any time of year.
Pink dragon fruit provides a bright colour and sweet and tart berry flavour with a blast of snappy lime (also called dragon fruit or pitaya.) The frozen area of your grocery shop should have pureed pink dragon fruit packs.
PREP TIME: 5 mins
COOK TIME: 0 mins
● 1 cup frozen dragon fruit, cubed
● One cup mango, frozen in solid shapes
● 2 bananas cut into quarters and frozen
● 3/4 cup almond milk or sub coconut
● 2 tablespoons lime juice
● 1/2 scoop whey protein powder option, can sub plant based protein powder
● 2-4 ice cubes depending on how thick and icy you’d like it!
● chia seeds
● Remove the frozen dragon fruit puree from the carton and defrost it in warm water until it can be divided into smaller chunks, then add the chunks to the mixer. Add the water, then the mango and banana chunks.
● In a blender, combine the milk, lime juice, and protein powder and pulse until completely smooth.
● Blend until smooth, stopping and scraping as needed, and adding a little more cold water if necessary to make a puree (you’ll need more water with frozen mango than fresh mango).
● If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk until you achieve the appropriate consistency or texture.
● If desired, top the smoothie with more chia seeds and berries in a glass.
● If you want to add lime juice, taste it first and then add it. Serve right away or keep in a sealed container for up to a day.
● Dragon fruit is abundant in vitamin C and iron, among other minerals.
● Because of its high nutrient density, it has a low-calorie content and hence qualifies as a superfood.
● Fresh dragon fruit will keep for a few days on the counter or much longer in the fridge.
● Frozen dragon fruit, along with frozen raspberries and blackberries, will keep in the freezer for 6-9 months.
● Strawberry yoghurt can be substituted with plain or vanilla yoghurt.
● To make this dish vegan, replace the strawberry yoghurt with dairy-free yoghurt or canned coconut milk.
Last Updated on August 19, 2021