Dragon Fruit Smoothie Benefits

LBL Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Smoothies

LBL Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon fruit smoothies are amazing and I’m hooked.

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a tropical, delicious superfood that’s rich in antioxidants. The fruit aids in weight loss, boosts immunity (it’s rich in vitamin C), helps with digestion, and lowers cholesterol. It’s super easy to make a smoothie with this colorful, bright fruit.

It’s similar to a kiwi in texture with seeds in the meat. However, dragon fruit has less sugar and fewer carbs and calories, according to Healthline.com 

It has vitamins C, B1, B2, and B3, which helps with skin health, blood pressure, and even thyroid function.

Where can I get dragon fruit?

If fresh dragon fruits aren’t available in your grocery store, check out the freezer section. You can ask the store manager if they can supply it. Pitaya Plus is a great product that freezes the already blended fruit. It’s available in cubes as well.

LBL Dragon Fruit Smoothie

 

The smoothie recipe I used was simple and fast.

  • 1 packet pitaya plus
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Greek yogurt
  •  3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 kiwi (for decor)

There are endless possibilities for different recipes. Next time I’ll make a smoothie bowl with thicker consistency. Let me know in the comments below if you have tried and like dragon fruit.

Dragon fruit smoothie

 

DISCLOSURE – This is the recipe of the contributor of Life, Books & Loves and was not compensated for the post or product. Photos taken by contributor.