Dragon fruit, juicy and slightly sweet, makes a delicious dragon fruit smoothie. Together with pomegranate, raspberries, and banana, it is a vitamin booster at its best. And what a beautiful color!
This smoothie is excellent when you crave something refreshing and exotic. Make this smoothie! A tropical holiday in your glass is delicious!
Dragon Fruit Smoothie without Mango
You can come across exotic fruit more and more often in the supermarket.
Pitahaya, the expensive name of dragon fruit that I used, has a bright pink-red or yellow scalloped exterior and white or pink flesh with black seeds inside.
When you cut it open, I immediately fell in love; this must be a delicious piece of fruit, all those colors that just burst from this fruit. And that is true: the taste is slightly sweet, and the flesh is firm and juicy.
5-Minute Dragon Fruit Smoothie
In addition to vitamins, this smoothie made from dragon fruit also has a delicious, fresh, sweet taste. With pomegranate seeds, raspberries, a banana, and Greek yogurt, this smoothie is creamy and filling and gives you enough energy to start the day well.
And the good news. Making this smoothie is super easy. You can make this drink fresh within five minutes and enjoy it. So, let's quickly grab the blender!
- Storing Dragon Fruit: If you have purchased dragon fruit but do not want to use it immediately, store it in the refrigerator. This way, the fruit stays nice, fresh, and juicy.
- Storing Raspberries: Remove raspberries from the box and place them in a single layer on a plate in the refrigerator. This way, they stay fresh longer and retain their taste.
- Storing Pomegranate Seeds: Store an uncut pomegranate in the refrigerator. After cutting, you can keep the pomegranate seeds in a stone or glass jar in the fridge or freeze them for later use. Tip: You can buy containers of pomegranate seeds in the supermarket. That saves a lot of mess in the kitchen.
- Storing bananas: Store these in the fruit bowl and not in the refrigerator; otherwise, the skin may turn brown.
- Use of Greek Yogurt: Provides a creamy texture to the smoothie. If you prefer a leaner version, you can use low-fat yogurt. Blending the smoothie a little longer makes it lighter, and the drink appears creamier.
- Variations: Add a freshly squeezed orange juice dash for an extra fresh taste. You can add some pineapple pieces to the smoothie for a tropical twist. You can also experiment with different types of berries, such as blueberries or strawberries, to vary the taste.
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- 1 dragon fruit
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
- 5 Raspberries
- 1 banana
- ⅔ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Peel the dragon fruit and cut it into small pieces (optional: cut into slices and put one aside so you can use it as garnish)1 dragon fruit
- Put the dragon fruit, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, banana (sliced in small pieces), yogurt, and (optional) honey in the blender and mix everything for 60 seconds.2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, 5 Raspberries, 1 banana, ⅔ cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey
- Pour the smoothie into two glasses and garnish (if you've have a slice) the edge of the glass with a piece of dragon fruit.
- Fresh: Add orange juice for a hint of citrus.
- Tropical: Add pineapple cubes to the smoothie.
- Greek yogurt: You can also use low-fat yogurt. Or use soy yogurt for a lactose-free smoothie.
- Honey: A little bit of honey is added to accentuate the sweet taste of the fruit further. You can replace the honey with stevia or maple syrup.
- Dragon fruit: Store it in the refrigerator. This way, the fruit stays nice, fresh, and juicy.
- Raspberries: Remove raspberries from the box and place them in a single layer on a plate in the refrigerator.
- Pomegranate seeds: Store an uncut pomegranate in the refrigerator. After cutting, you can store the pomegranate seeds in a stone or glass jar in the fridge or even freeze them for later use. Tip: You can buy containers of pomegranate seeds in the supermarket. That saves a lot of mess in the kitchen.
- Bananas: Store bananas in the fruit bowl and not in the refrigerator; otherwise, the skin may turn brown.