A refreshingly light and all-natural dragon fruit smoothie made with fresh and frozen fruit, coconut water, and sweetened with a date. Ready in five minutes.
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How gorgeous are dragon fruits! I love them so much, they come in white or pink flesh and are speckled with little black seeds that pop in your mouth when munched on.
Dragon fruits are also known as pitaya, they have a very mild fragrant flavor, I personally find the pink ones a tad sweeter.
This pitaya smoothie is refreshing and satisfying. You need five minutes to blend and that’s it. It's a great way to get your intake of fruit.
😋Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Made using frozen and fresh fruits
- Adaptable and is yogurt and milk free
- Not heavy - light in consistency
- Made in minutes, perfect as a grab-n-go breakfast.
- Vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and corn free
- No added refined sugar
✔️What You'll Need
🍌 Ingredient Notes
Banana should be ripe (a few brown spots on the skin), 1 small banana is all that is required.
Dragon fruit (pitaya) is found in the fresh produce section or frozen fruits section. I use frozen dragon fruit, it can be either white or pink flesh. 1 cup is required. If you're using fresh pitaya, add a handful of ice to help thicken and make a colder slurpable drink.
Medjool date (optional) needs to be pitted prior to adding into the blender. Only one is required, as they do add quite a bit of sweetness. Leave it out if you find this smoothie sweet enough without it.
Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes, great for hydration. Half a cup is needed.
🔪 Step By Step Guide
Step 1 - Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Step 2 - Pour into a cup and enjoy your pitaya smoothie immediately or take away with you.
Fresh and frozen fruit are used to help keep this smoothie thick.
Any blender will work, however, a high powered blender (affiliate link) is the quickest and will yield a smoother result. If your blender doesn’t have a smoothie setting, just blend until all the contents are blended.
Feel free to adjust the quantities of the ingredients to suit your liking.
You can adjust/replace/omit any ingredient of this dragon fruit smoothie.
Coconut water can be swapped out with any dairy-free milk of your choice or filtered water.
Ice cubes can be added (handful) this can help to create a thicker and colder smoothie.
If desired add a small amount of leafy greens. Note - this will alter the color of this smoothie and maybe the taste.
Add some natural protein by adding your favorite nuts.
Add some omega 3 by adding flaxseed, chia seeds or hemp seeds (affiliate link)
Sweetness can also be achieved by adding maple syrup rather than dates. Try adding a spoonful at a time until you like it.
What fruit goes well with dragon fruit?
As dragon fruit (pitaya) is mild in flavor it pairs with virtually any fruit and works well in any type of fruit salads and smoothies.
You might also be interested in these other vegan banana smoothies:
Creamy mango strawberry banana smoothie
Berrylicious blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
Silky banana avocado smoothie
Creamy banana apple smoothie
Delicious mango pineapple banana smoothie
Otherwise, check out this list of plant based smoothies.
All natural mango sorbet is fabulous if you're looking for healthier cold desserts.
Or try a refreshingly cold lemon mint juice known as Lemonana.
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Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- 1 cup Frozen dragon fruit chopped (pitaya)
- 1 small Banana ripe and chopped
- ½ cup Coconut water
- 1 small Medjool date
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes or until smooth.1 cup Frozen dragon fruit, 1 small Banana, ½ cup Coconut water, 1 small Medjool date
- Pour into a cup and enjoy immediately or take away with you.
- Berrylicious blackberry strawberry banana smoothie
- Silky banana avocado smoothie
- All natural mango sorbet
- Creamy banana apple smoothie
- Delicious mango pineapple banana smoothie.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
I used 1 TBSP Kate Naturals premium Dragon Fruit powder in place of fresh, added 2 TBSP Flaxseed Meal because I do to all smoothies, and few pieces of ice. Honestly I'm not sure the impact of powder vs fresh but the result was DELICIOUS. I know it added iron, some potassium, and natural color. The coconut water and date is nutrition in itself.
Flaxseed doesn't do anything to flavor of course but the Omega-3s and fiber ... prized by the ancients, wisdom of the ages, is enough for me.
This is simple and oh so good, a keeper for sure. Thank you for such a quick, healthy, delicious smoothie.
I like the addition of flaxseed to smoothies, It's great that you made it suit you and enjoyed it!! Thank you for sharing!
My little daughter loved this drink! It's delicious and has the perfect color! 😉