Yummy Exotic Dragon Fruit Smoothie is Good for You

This dragon fruit smoothie is delicious and refreshing. This exotic fruit is delightful to make a smoothie with.  Also, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free.  It is a tasty smoothie which is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Dragon Fruit Berry Smoothie Recipe Ingredients

Dragon Fruit

The benefits of dragon fruit are numerous for us. They are full of many health benefits from helping digestion, reducing blood sugar levels to helping with cancer prevention. Beautiful tropical dragon fruits certainly sound and look exotically unique. Learn more about how Dragon Fruit Benefits You in Many Ways and Is Yummy.  A dragon fruit smoothie delivers a delicious and unique start to the day.

Pear

Pears add a lovely texture and sweetness to this dragon fruit smoothie.  Pears have more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient (surprising since they are so sweet). They are what I call a Smart Carb. and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, copper & vitamin K. They are often considered hypoallergenic fruit that is less likely to produce an adverse response than other fruits by healthcare practitioners making them a great first fruit fed to infants as a safe way to start.

Wild Blueberries

Wild Blueberries – Wild blueberries are a tasty superfood that for centuries has been a part of the native North American’s diet. These small wild blueberries are almost always found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. I love wild blueberries and almost always have some in my freezer so that I can add them to this dragon fruit smoothie or some of my other smoothies.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds – These tiny chia seeds have soared to becoming one of the most popular superfoods in the health community. It is no surprise that chia means “strength” in the Mayan language and they are strengthening as you will see from their many health benefits.  They are a healthy addition to this dragon fruit smoothie.

Stevia

Stevia – The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. As I don’t use sugar for my smoothies I often use stevia which is the healthy option and what I used for this dragon fruit berry smoothie. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness

Coconut Milk

I used coconut milk in this dragon fruit smoothie to add the liquid and creaminess to the drink.  Coconut milk has recently become very popular and is a tasty alternative to cow’s milk.  You can now easily find coconut milk in most grocery stores.

Coconut Yogurt

Coconut yogurt adds a creamy texture to this dragon fruit smoothie.  I buy this at the supermarket. and I get the unsweetened one so that I can sweeten it as needed without sugar.

Time to make this Dragon Fruit Smoothie!

Dragon Fruit Berry Smoothie

This dragon fruit smoothie is delicious and refreshing. This exotic fruit is delightful to make a smoothie with.  Also, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free.  It is a tasty smoothie which is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
 Dragon fruit is antioxidant-rich and this recipe has only healthy ingredients.
A dragon fruit smoothie is Nutrient Dense: It is full of good fiber and high in vitamin C and B vitamins. Also, has the minerals magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and iron in the fruit.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword blueberries, chia seeds, dragon fruit, pear, smoothie
Servings 4
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 dragon fruit
  • 1 pear
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp liquid stevia
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

Instructions

  • First, take the dragon fruit out of the skin, then cut it up into small chunks.
  • Cut the pear into small pieces.
  • Put the dragon fruit, pear, blueberries, yogurt, stevia and chia seeds into a blender.
  • Add the coconut milk and blend on high until smooth.
  • Pause to scrape the sides of the container with a spatula as needed.
  • Pour smoothie into a glass and top with additional chia seeds and berries if desired.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy ingredients I used for this dragon fruit smoothie: dragon fruit, pear, wild blueberries, liquid stevia, chia seeds
This dragon fruit smoothie recipe will make 4 glasses.
Note:If the smoothie is too thick, add 1/4 cup more coconut milk and re-blend. If the smoothie is too thin, add 1/4 cup more berries and re-blend.

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