Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie)

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie) is a healthy, delicious, vibrant smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Freeze the fruits in advance and make the smoothie in under 5 minutes.

Here are a few more smoothie recipes that you can try for your breakfast: Mango Magic Tropical Smoothie, Berry Blast Smoothie, Pineapple Banana Smoothie, Green Goddess Smoothie, and Mango Kale Smoothie.

Dragon fruit smoothie served in a glass.
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About Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie)

Tropical Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie) is a healthy and delicious blend of fresh dragon fruit (pitaya), juicy mangoes, ripe bananas, and almond milk. This smoothie is loaded with tropical flavors, has a vibrant color, thick & creamy texture, and a refreshing taste!

Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, the dragon fruit mango smoothie is a healthy and quick breakfast option for busy mornings. You can also enjoy it as a healthy snack whenever hunger strikes.

This drink is vegan and gluten-free too.

Ingredients

Fruits – This smoothie combines tropical fruits like dragon fruit, mangoes, and bananas. I used the dragon fruit with pink flesh, but you can use the one with white flesh.

Fresh dragon fruit and mangoes are easily available in summer. If you can’t find fresh fruits, you can use frozen fruits as well.

Frozen fruits are available in the frozen section of grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc. You can also buy dragon fruit puree in the frozen section of your grocery store.

You can also add other tropical fruits like pineapple, kiwi fruit, pear, etc to this smoothie.

Milk – To make it vegan, I have used almond milk. You can use any other plant-based milk, such as coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, oat milk, etc.

Regular dairy milk can also be used if veganism is not your concern.

You can replace the milk with coconut water, orange juice, or pineapple juice.

Maple Syrup – If the fruits are not sweet enough or you like your smoothie sweeter, add maple syrup. You can also use honey (not vegan) instead.

Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder or whey protein to serve it as a pre or post-workout snack.

You can also add chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc, for added nutrition.

Nut butter, such as cashew, almond, and peanut butter, are also great additions to this pitaya smoothie recipe.

How To Make Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Add the following ingredients to a high-speed blender jar or a food processor, and process until very smooth.

  • 1 cup peeled cubed and frozen dragon fruit (pink or white)
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed, and frozen mangoes
  • 2 large bananas(peeled, sliced, and frozen)
  • 1 cup chilled almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup

Note – If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them on the counter for 10 minutes before processing.

All the ingredients added to a blender jar.

Add more almond milk if the smoothie is too thick for your liking.

Add more sweetener if needed and blend well.

Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve immediately. To keep the smoothie chilled, add a few ice cubes to the glasses.

Ready dragon fruit smoothie.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a pitaya fruit smoothie bowl?

To make a pitaya smoothie bowl, skip adding the milk and make a thick smoothie. Transfer the smoothie to a large serving bowl and top with your choice of topping.

How to peel a pitaya?

To peel pitaya or dragon fruit, rinse the fruit and pat it dry using a paper towel. Cut the fruit in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh using a spoon and discard the skin.

How do I freeze fruits to make the smoothie?

Cut the fruits into small pieces and arrange them on a baking tray in a single layer. Freeze for 2-3 hours until nicely frozen. Gather the frozen fruits and transfer them to a zip-lock bag. Use as desired.

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie) is a healthy and delicious smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Freeze the fruits in advance and make the smoothie in under 5 minutes (vegan, gluten-free).
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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe (Pitaya Smoothie)

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Pitaya Smoothie) is a healthy and delicious smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Freeze the fruits in advance and make the smoothie in under 5 minutes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup peeled, cubed, and frozen dragon fruit (pitaya)
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed, and frozen mangoes
  • 2 peeled, sliced, and frozen bananas
  • 1 cup chilled almond milk (or any other plant based milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or any other sweetener)
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Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender jar or a food processor, and process until very smooth.
  • Note – If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them on the counter for 10 minutes before processing.
  • Add more almond milk as necessary if the smoothie is thick for your liking.
  • Add more sweetener if needed and blend well.
  • Pour in tall glasses and serve immediately.

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Notes

You can replace the milk with coconut water, orange juice, or pineapple juice.
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder or whey protein to serve it as a pre or post-workout snack.
You can also add chia, hemp, flax, etc., for nutrition.
Nut butters like cashew butter, almond butter, and peanut butter are also a great addition to this pitaya smoothie recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 606mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 47g, Vitamin A: 968IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 187mg, Iron: 2mg
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