7 Smoothie Ingredients Nutrition Experts Love: Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is a great addition to other fruits.

Why it’s good for you: Pitaya dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that’s rich in antioxidants and vitamin C and can be paired with any combination of fruit. Its bright purple color will brighten up any smoothie, too!

Nutrition expert: Kelly Sloan, dietetics student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Recipe: Summer Pitaya Smoothie

Serves: 2


  • 1 3.5-ounce Pitaya PLUS Dragon fruit smoothie pack, frozen (or you can use fresh pitaya/dragon fruit, chopped)
  • 2 large bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water or juice
  • 2 tablespoons trail mix or granola


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water for a thinner consistency.

2. Top with trail mix or granola for crunch and presentation.

Photo by WJBurgwal/Getty Images

Written by Allison Levy


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