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This dragon fruit strawberry smoothie is made with a blend of mangos, strawberries, and pink dragon fruit! With just 5 ingredients, it’s creamy, tropical, and easy to make! If you haven’t tried a dragon fruit smoothie before - this is your sign!
I like to make myself a smoothie almost every day - my go tos are strawberry blackberry smoothie and blueberry banana smoothie. But lately I’ve been craving more tropical flavors, which led to me to creating this dragon fruit strawberry smoothie!
This dragon fruit (also called pitaya) smoothie is made without any bananas - but the mango gives it that creamy deliciousness that usually comes from bananas!
I personally like to use frozen pink/red dragon fruit - that’s what gives the smoothie its gorgeous vibrant color!
Why You'll Love This Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- All you need are 5 ingredients for this recipe, and it’s easy to customize or modify!
- You can make this smoothie using regular milk and whey protein or make it entirely vegan with dairy free milk and protein powder
- Although I typically make my smoothies mainly with frozen fruit (it makes them creamier, thicker and more refreshing in my opinion!), you can easily use fresh fruit if that’s what you have on hand.
- This recipe comes together in under 5 minutes, is packed with nutrients, and is the perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon snack.
- This smoothie is gluten free, nut free, and can be made vegan too!
- Dragon Fruit: Fresh dragon fruit can be somewhat pricey depending where you live, so I like to buy frozen pink dragon fruit instead. Red/pink will give it this beautiful color. You could also use yellow dragon fruit, which tends to be sweeter but colorless.
- Mango: Frozen mango is best, but if you prefer fresh that’s fine too. If you don’t have mangos, you can replace the mango with banana!
- Milk: You can use any milk you'd like! I like to use unsweetened oat milk in my smoothies because it's creamy and delicious.
- Protein powder: I like to use flavourless collagen peptides in my smoothies. They make the smoothie thick and creamy and you can't even taste it at all. Collagen powder isn’t vegan though, so you can use your vegan protein powder of choice, or a regular whey protein if you aren't vegan. You can also leave out the protein powder entirely if you prefer!
Optional Smoothie Ad-Ins
- I sometimes like to add in hemp hearts, chia seeds, or flaxseeds/ground flaxseed
- Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, and they don’t have much (if any) flavor when added to a smoothie. I like to add ⅓ to ½ of an avocado to make it creamier.
- Frozen cauliflower - adding storebought riced cauliflower to smoothies is a trick I learned from Kelly over at Bake & Bacon to make them more filling and add even more nutrients!
- Maple syrup or honey - If you like your smoothies to be sweeter, you can add a little bit of maple syrup, honey, or even agave to taste.
- Frozen orange slices - I recently tried adding some orange slices to this dragon fruit smoothie and it pairs so well with the tropical flavors!
- Yogurt - Feel free to add in regular or vegan yogurt to this smoothie if you’d like! Plain or vanilla would be best.
Step By Step Instructions
Absolutely! To freeze dragon fruit for smoothies, slice and chop it up and then freeze it in an airtight ziploc bag. You can actually buy any of the fruit used in this smoothie fresh, and then freeze it to make smoothies later.
Is dragon fruit good for you?
It sure is, this exotic fruit is super high in antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins and minerals. It also just adds some nice variety into your diet if you’re like me and eat a lot of the same fruits.
You can, but the red/pink dragon fruits give it the brightest color, have the highest amount of antioxidants, and tend to have the most flavor. The yellow dragon fruit is the sweetest of the varieties, and the one with pink skin and white fruit inside has less flavor than the pink dragon fruit.
You sure can! A few scoops of vanilla greek yogurt or dairy free vanilla yogurt would be delicious in this smoothie.
- Use a good blender - It doesn’t have to be expensive! But getting a decent blender makes life easier if you like making smoothies regularly.
- Use frozen fruit - fresh fruit will work too, but frozen fruit but it does give smoothies a thick, cold, and smooth texture.
- Add more milk as needed - if the smoothie seems too thick, you can add more milk to thin it out to your desired consistency. Adding more fruit will make the smoothie thicker.
Storage and Freezing Instructions
This dragon fruit smoothie is best enjoyed fresh. If you want to prep the smoothie ingredients ahead of time, you can measure out the fruit and add it to containers or freezer bags in single portions. Then, add the milk and protein powder in when you’re ready to make the smoothie.
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Dragon Fruit Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- ½ cup frozen dragon fruit (cubed)
- ½ cup frozen mango (cubed)
- ⅓ cup frozen strawberries
- 1-2 Tablespoons protein powder of choice (I use unflavored collagen peptides) optional
- ⅔-¾ cup unsweetened milk of choice (I use oat milk) (regular or vegan)
- This recipe makes 1 smoothie. If making for two, double the recipe. Add all ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth. Add more milk if the smoothie seems too thick.
- Pour into a glass, top with chia seeds or shredded coconut if desired and enjoy!
- ½ Tablespoon of hemp seeds, flaxseeds, and/or chia seeds
- Vanilla yogurt (dairy free or regular)
- Maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup for added sweetness
- Avocado for added healthy fats and creaminess
- Frozen orange slices for a citrusy kick!
The calorie information provided for this recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.