Dragonfruit smoothie recipe

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

POSTED ON 4.26.2020

Try this fun, fruity dragon fruit smoothie the next time you dream of a tropical vacation. It provides a pop of color and a nutrient boost.

This vibrant dragon fruit smoothie is naturally sweetened and loaded with healthy ingredients. It’s also perfect for a nutrition-packed breakfast or a filling snack.

Made with vegan, gluten-free and paleo ingredients, this dragon fruit smoothie comes together easily in a high-speed blender and tastes just as good as it looks.

Why use dragon fruit in a smoothie?

Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya, comes from a fruit-bearing cactus. It tastes similar to a kiwi or pear. You’ll find dragon fruit with either white flesh or a bright magenta-colored flesh. The dragon fruit with magenta flesh is sweeter and has more antioxidants than the white version. That’s what we’re using in this dragon fruit smoothie recipe to create a beautiful pink hue (plus, a boost of antioxidants!).

Full of sweet, tart and zesty tropical flavors, this creamy and delicious pink smoothie will brighten your day. Added bonus: it delivers healthy and nutritious ingredients to your body.

Raw dragonfruit for a smoothie

The health benefits of dragon fruit

Dragon fruit is loaded with fiber, so it makes a filling breakfast or snack when added to a smoothie.

  • Vitamin C. Dragon fruit contains high levels of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system.
  • Iron. One cup of dragon fruit has 8% of the recommended daily iron needs.
  • Magnesium. Dragon fruit contains 17% of the daily recommended magnesium intake. Magnesium is an important dietary mineral that promotes bone health. It’s also beneficial in balancing the neurotransmitters associated with anxiety and depression.
  • Prebiotics. Dragon fruit contains prebiotics, which help to promote a healthy gut.
Tropical Pink Smoothie in a Vitamix

Dragon fruit pairs well with tropical fruit like papaya, mango, passion fruit, bananas and pineapples. Berries, lemons and limes are also delicious when combined with dragon fruit.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie with lime and mango

What can I mix with dragon fruit?

Mix dragon fruit with any type of non-dairy milk for a creamy, vegan smoothie. This recipe calls for almond milk. But we love blending it with coconut milk or oat milk too. Dragon fruit also blends well with coconut milk yogurt or a frozen banana. It can be blended and mixed with pure fruit juice like lemon or lime juice for a light summer treat.

How do you cut dragon fruit?

First, cut dragon fruit in half lengthwise. Second, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, the same way you would an avocado. Then, cut the dragon fruit into cubes with a knife. Don’t eat the skin—it’s not edible.

Quick Tip! If you can’t find dragon fruit in the produce section, look in the freezer section of your grocery store. Along with the other frozen fruit, you’ll find freezer packs of dragon fruit puree.

Your taste buds will love this delightful pink smoothie full of incredible health benefits!

How to make a pink smoothie that tastes good
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Dragonfruit smoothie recipe

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Simple and sweet with a vibrant pink color, this Dragon Fruit Smoothie can be topped with your favorite sliced fruit, granola, chia seeds or hemp seeds for a splendid breakfast or plant-based snack.


  • 1/2 cup frozen cubed dragon fruit
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lime


  1. Measure all ingredients.
  2. Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pout into a glass and enjoy!


  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: dragonfruit smoothie

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Tamara van Hees says:

    Very Yummy, it was my first time using dragonfruit.

  2. Brandee says:

    Ooh, this smoothie is tasty! Though it’s not thick, its taste is a lot creamier than I anticipated. Probably my favorite smoothie I’ve made so far. Thanks for having such an awesome site!

  3. Carol Wilcox says:

    So my dragon fruit looks like the one in your photo. Do I use the pink layer between the white flesh and the skin? That part scooped out with the flesh but it separated from the rest so easily I wasn’t sure if I should use it. 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Carol, I don’t think you use that part. Jen used both pink and white dragonfruit, which is why her smoothie has such a bright pink color.

  4. Alice says:

    Does the app include calorie counts for each recipe?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Alice! Currently, the app doesn’t include the calorie count for our smoothies but there are nutrition facts on our website for each smoothie recipe.

  5. Lyudmila Smirnova says:

    Fantastic, Nutricious, and immune bosting!

  6. Laura Nelson says:

    Mine wasn’t pink. What did I do wrong?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      There are two types of dragon fruit- one has white flesh, the other a bright magenta-colored flesh. If you use the type with white flesh, your smoothie will not be that bright pink color. You could use the type with the pink flesh or a combo of both. 🙂

  7. Erin says:

    I love the addition of lime to this recipe, I wouldn’t have thought to add that. So gorgeous, can’t wait to try it!

  8. Dani says:

    I love dragon fruit!!! My Publix started to carry it in the frozen fruit section and it’s soooo easy to add to my smoothie. I tried this one and it was soooo good! Tasted like something I had in Miami on a vacation— it brought back good memories. 🙂 I might like it even more because it’s pink and colorful. I mean, come on— who can say no to a healthy fun drink like this? Not me or my daughter!

  9. Melissa says:

    WAY to much fruit! Needs some veggies in it. Add some Kale or Spinach to cut down on the natural sugars and sweetness

    • Jen Hansard says:

      The great thing about smoothies is you can adjust the ingredients to work best for you. I often add greens or even cauliflower to our smoothies, but I also enjoy this smoothie as is. It’s a much better alternative to a candy craving and most of us can handle the fruit just fine. Especially after some time gardening or going for a run- this smoothie hits the spot just right.


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