Is this not the most gorgeous smoothie you’ve ever seen? I have a fascination with dragon fruit (or pitaya it’s also called) because I love beautiful food and few things are as vibrantly stunning as this exotic pink-purple fruit. This smoothie recipe only has THREE ingredients because dragon fruit is so delicious, it needs very little help.
Dragon fruit is crazy good for you. It’s low in calories and high in nutrients. It’s high in antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, and fiber. Plus it’s as delicious as it is beautiful! It tastes a bit like a kiwi-pear-strawberry hybrid, which is why you don’t need to add a hell of a lot to make a delicious smoothie. Dragon fruit already has a complex flavor palate.
Dragon fruit varieties have both white flesh and vibrant pink flesh. I’ve only ever seen white fleshed dragon fruit fresh here in Texas and it’s always pretty pricy but many of our supermarkets (such as HEB, Central Market, and Target!) now carry frozen PINK dragon fruit (shoutout to Pitaya Plus!) in the freezer section.
There’s no added sweetener in this smoothie because pineapple juice is naturally sweet. There’s no need to thaw dragon fruit before putting it in a smoothie. Keep some in the freezer and you’ll always be able to whisk yourself off to a far off beach through a straw at a moment’s notice.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
1 cup frozen dragon fruit/pitaya (I use Pitaya Plus)
6 oz pineapple juice
1 large spoonful plain Greek yogurt (I love Greek Gods)
- Blend frozen dragon fruit, pineapple juice, and Greek yogurt until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish with a mint sprig if desired.
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