Give your everyday strawberry banana smoothie a tropical twist with bright, nutritious dragonfruit!
What is Dragonfruit?
Dragonfruit, also known as pitaya or strawberry pear, is a succulent fruit that grows in warm tropical areas. Dragonfruit has a unique exterior (either pink or yellow) and a speckled interior, which comes in either white or pink (I personally prefer pink, as it seems to have a more intense flavor).
This beautiful fruit is full of vitamins, such as C, and e, minerals iron, magnesium. Beta-carotene and lycopene are antioxidant compounds that give dragonfruit is a unique color. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and keeps you full for longer.
To prepare your dragonfruit for the smoothie, cut in half lengthwise and use a large spoon to scoop out contents as you would an avocado. From there, your dragonfruit can be diced or left whole.
Make it your own
This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to throw in your blender and go. The ingredients in this smoothie are simple enough that you can add other fruits such as mango, pineapples for more tropical flavors, or oatmeal, chia seeds to boost nutritious benefits. If you decide to try this recipe, let me know what you added or how you made it your own!
Dragon Berry Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas sliced
- 1 dragonfruit
- 2 cups strawberries tops removed, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup juice or water plus more if needed
- Add juice/water to your blender. add remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.
- Add extra liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.
- Transfer to two glasses and serve immediately.