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In case you haven’t realized yet, we really love smoothies at HandHeld Eats. It’s nice to enjoy a refreshing drink that’s packed full of beneficial nutrients all while tasting like dessert.
This dragon fruit smoothie is no exception.
Apart from being nutritious and delicious, it’s also just SO FREAKING PRETTY!
Enjoy the pink vibrancy of this smoothie and feel like that Instagrammer who seemingly always has their lives together. (Hey, we all know they probably don’t have it alllll together, but if they can pretend, so can you).
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Why You’ll love this Dragon fruit Smoothie Recipe
Besides being easy to make and delicious to enjoy, this smoothie is packed full of beneficial nutrients.
Dragon fruit in general is super high in vitamin C and antioxidants. It has also been found to help boost your iron levels. Boosted iron levels mean more energy throughout your day.
And of course, you’re going to love the joys of enjoying the much healthier, not horribly overly sweetened pink drink. (Sorry, Starbucks…but your pink drink makes me nauseous. If I wanted to feel like I was drinking straight syrup I still wouldn’t pay $5 for it).
This dragon fruit smoothie is just as Instagrammable as the pink drink but it doesn’t go down like liquid diabetes. You’ll actually feel good after drinking it.
Fun Dragon Fruit Facts that really don’t matter
I thought I’d slip this in here because honestly, we don’t appreciate how weird the dragon fruit is in general. Sure it’s trendy and pretty, but do you know how freaking weird it is?!
- Dragon fruit is actually native to Mexico and Central America.
(I know, most of us think of Southeast Asia because they are grown there now a lot but their natural homeland is North America).
- This glorious fruit is a cactus. Yeah… it’s A FREAKING CACTUS! The beautiful pink fruit comes from a giant cactus that looks like this…
- Dragon fruits are also called “pitaya” or “strawberry pears”
- The cactus’ flowers only bloom one night per fruit growth cycle. It has to be pollinated that same night (mostly by bats) because the flowers shrivel up after about 24 hours.
Materials for Your Pink Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- A Quality Blender – Listen. I know a blender can be pricey. But bro…..it’s so SO worth it. Easy, healthy smoothies whenever you want? Literally, life changing.
Get yourself a quality blender and start making yourself a yummy smoothie for breakfast every day. You’ll feel like your best self.
This is the blender I have. It’s a Ninja Foodi SS201 Power Blender and I do genuinely love it. It’s not as fancy (or expensive) as a Vitamix but it’s still up there on the quality.
- Frozen Dragon Fruit – You can find it at most groceries stores (or fancy health grocery stores like Whole Foods or Spouts), Target, and a big ass bag at Costco. This is the brand I got from Target and I’d say I was pretty content with it!
- Greek Yogurt – Regular yogurt works too but I like Greek because it’s thicker and is higher in probiotics with a little less sugar. All good things, especially when I’ll probably be eating half a pizza and 2 cupcakes later.
- Dairy Free Milk – I typically use coconut milk because A. that’s all I buy and B. I like to add an extra tropical vibe.
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Made this smoothie? Take a photo and tag us on Instagram (@handheld_eats) or let us know how it was in the comments below!
Pink Dragon Fruit Smoothie: The Recipe
Pink Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup frozen dragon fruit
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1½ cup dairy free milk
- Add all ingredients to a good quality blender and blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick, thin it with some more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with some coconut flakes and dragon fruit pieces if you want. Enjoy!
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Dragon fruit is one of those food trends that I really hope sticks around. Apart from being pretty and delicious, it’s just such a weird and cool plant. The world needs more weird.
So once you’ve tried this pink berry dragon fruit smoothie recipe, let us know! What did you think?
Take a photo and tag us on Instagram (@handheld_eats) or let us know how it was in the comments below!
And since you’re already here, why not check out some of our other drink recipes to keep that sweet tooth satisfied!
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