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:
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.