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MAC's Recipe of the Month: June 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Saturday, June 01, 2019

Start-of-Summer Smoothie
June marks the start of summer! In the summer, many people crave colder foods, and some may prefer to spend a bit less time cooking. Enter: a refreshing summer smoothie! This dragon fruit smoothie’s bright pink color just screams summer. Dragon fruit gets its name from the scaly spikes on its skin. As a somewhat exotic fruit, fresh dragon fruit is not found in all grocery stores, but most grocery stores do sell pre-portioned smoothie packets of frozen dragon fruit puree. You can find dragon fruit puree in the frozen fruit aisle—look for the kind with only dragon fruit in the ingredients list, with no sugar or preservatives added. With no added sugar and 25 grams of protein, this smoothie is a refreshing and satisfying large snack or a small meal. Just blend it up and enjoy!
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving (12 oz smoothie)
100 g or 3.5 oz dragon fruit (about the amount found in one fruit, or one single 100 g frozen dragon fruit puree packet), ideally frozen
½ medium banana
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
10 oz milk of choice
Optional: 4 ice cubes (only needed if dragon fruit is not frozen)
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend until creamy. More milk may be needed to make it easily blended, depending on the type of blender used.

Approximate nutrition information per serving, calculated using nonfat milk:
Calories per serving: 355
Fat per serving: 2.5g
Protein per serving: 25g
Total Carbohydrate: 59g
Fiber: 5g
Sodium: 300mg

Recipe crafted by Louisa Paine, Registered Dietitian at The Mount Auburn Club. Click here to contact the MAC Nutrition team today and ask how we personalize recipes.

The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or health condition. As always, please speak with your registered dietitian regarding any dietary modifications or nutrition-related questions.