Looking for an easy Dragon Fruit Smoothie recipe? Give this seven ingredient version a try! It is full of bright, fresh, and delicious flavors from antioxidant rich ingredients. This vibrant smoothie is made with dragon fruit (aka pitahaya), pineapple, banana, coconut flakes, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut water. You'll love this low calorie, high fiber smoothie!
All About This Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Flavor: Tropical, fresh, and delicate are words to describe the flavor of this smoothie. Dragon fruit has a soft sweet flavor to it so the juicy sweetness and tang of the pineapple helps to enhance its sweet tropical flavor.
- Texture: This smoothie is a perfect creamy smooth consistency. Dragon fruit has a soft creamy texture so paired with the banana when blended you get the perfect smoothie texture!
- Ease: Does it get much easier than a smoothie? Anyone can make this recipe! I will say that when we upgraded to our Vitamix from the cheap blender we had for way too long, smoothie making got much easier. I mean, our smoothies could get any smoother now.
- My smoothie is too watery. Usually this is the cause of using ice cubes instead of frozen fruit. Adding frozen fruit will help to avoid a watery smoothie, but particularly frozen bananas!
- My smoothie is too thick. Time to add a little more liquid. Just be sure to add it in small increments so you don't overdo it. Sometimes it just takes a good tamper and swirl with a spoon.
- My smoothie isn't creamy enough. This is an easy fix! Add more banana, half an avocado, or spoonful of nut butter.
- My smoothie isn't blended enough. This could be caused by how you added your ingredients to the blender. Best practice is to add liquid first, followed by any leafy greens, and then the chunkier frozen fruits last.
- My smoothie is too foamy. This doesn't happen often, but if you notice foam coming to the top of your blender after making your smoothie, put the lid back on and blend it for another 10-20 seconds on a very low speed. If that still doesn't help and you can't handle the foam, you can strain it in a fine mesh sieve.
- My smoothie lacks flavor. Time to spice it up! Pick one of the following to spice up your smoothie flavorings... Mint, basil, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla extract, or almond extract. Some great additions to this smoothie would be mint, basil, or ginger!
To make this smoothie, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card at the end of this post for detailed amounts and instructions!
- Dragon fruit - The star of our show and the sole reason this smoothie is such a pretty color! Dragon fruit is a low calorie super food that is loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Fresh dragon fruit is hit or miss in our local grocery store, but they always have the frozen packs seen here in stock! These blend up really well and are a great option for smoothies like this one. You can always use fresh dragon fruit if you can find it - She's pretty cute!
- Frozen pineapple - Low in calories, but high in nutrition. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and a rich source of antioxidants that can help boost immunity, lower inflammation, and reduce health risks. Use frozen in smoothies if you can.
- Frozen banana - Bananas are rich in nutrients and help give smoothies a nice creamy texture.
- Coconut flakes - We always buy unsweetened coconut flakes to avoid any added sugars and they are a great healthy source of fat, fiber, iron, and protein.
- Chia seeds - These little seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet! They are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3s, and omega-6. Most people think of salmon when they hear omega-3s, but chia seeds actually contain more omega 3s than salmon, gram per gram.
- Hemp seeds - Another seed that is full of nutrients, healthy fats, and proteins. We love using these and chia as a clean source of protein for our smoothies.
- Coconut water - Coconut water is my choice of smoothie thinner for this recipe, but you can use filtered water if you prefer.
How to Make This Dragon Fruit Smoothie
To make this smoothie, simply:
Note: If your fruit isn't frozen, be sure to add in a large handful of ice to get that good cold smoothie consistency.
- Add mint or basil for even more flavor.
- Use filtered water, coconut milk, or almond milk instead of water.
- Swap the pineapple for mango.
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