Dragon Fruit Smoothie

4.97 from 30 votes

Dragon Fruit Smoothie is made with only 5 ingredients. It has a beautiful magenta color and you can make it in 2 minutes - a great treat for the tastebuds!

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This dragon fruit smoothie recipe combines the natural sweetness of dragon fruit and bananas with a scoop of protein powder, almond milk, and frozen cauliflower (you won’t even taste them!). I love starting my day with this dragon fruit smoothie. The color alone just brightens my day instantly.

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This beautiful dragon fruit smoothie gets its name from the main ingredient, pitaya, also known as dragon fruit. I am mesmerized not only by the vibrancy of the flesh, but also by its mild tropical flavor. The bright pink variety is now available in frozen food sections throughout the country, making it easy to bring a bit of exoticism to your smoothies.

Love everything witk Pink Pitaya and this recpie is soo good.Mela 

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Blender
Dietary Info: Vegetarian
Key Flavor: Sweet, fruity, and tropical
Skill Level: Easy


  • Nutritious Ingredients: This combination of dragon fruit, bananas, cauliflower, protein powder, and milk creates a smoothie full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. 
  • Convenience: This quick and easy dragon fruit smoothie is ready in a matter of minutes, making it the perfect breakfast or on-the-go snack when you’re rushed. 
  • Family-Friendly: Thanks to the fruit, this smoothie is naturally sweet, and kids will never know there’s cauliflower in it. 
  • Customizable: I love making this smoothie with bananas, but you can use your favorite fruits or berries along with the dragon fruit. 

Ingredients for This Easy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe

  • Dragon Fruit: The mellow flavor of this fruit melds perfectly with the banana, and it’s chock-full of antioxidants. 
  • Bananas: This classic tropical fruit is naturally sweet and loaded with potassium and fiber. 
  • Cauliflower Florets: The addition of cauliflower helps thicken the smoothie while adding vitamins, minerals, and fiber. 
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: Protein powder helps thicken the smoothie and adds a kick of protein. 
  • Milk: Milk adds more protein and helps thin the smoothie to the perfect texture for drinking. 

Popular Substitutions and Additions

  • Switch out the bananas: Pineapple, mango, and passionfruit work well in this smoothie. 
  • Use your favorite protein powder: Your favorite protein powder brand will work! 
  • Use dairy or plant-based milk: Use any variety of milk you prefer, from skim to whole. Plant-based milks will also work well. 
  • Nut butters are a great addition: Peanut, almond, or your favorite nut butter can be added to this smoothie for extra body and healthy fat.
Top down view of the smoothies made with dragon fruit

How to Make a Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Making this smoothie is as easy as throwing the ingredients in a blender and blending until there are no more chunks of fruit or vegetables. If using fresh, you can use the quick guide to cutting dragon fruit to get started. The color with brighten, and you’ll get a creamy, rich consistency. Feel free to taste it to see if you need anything else and to check that you like the consistency.

Process shots to show blender with the ingredients before and after blending

I left out the cauliflower and added chocolate whey powder and it was amazing. Of course I have issues with textures so I made sure to blend for two mins.Latisa Daniel Harrison

Tips for Making the Best Dragon Fruit Smoothie

  1. Plan ahead and use frozen bananas. This way, you won’t need to add any ice that can dilute the smoothie and make it thinner.
  2. Use overripe bananas. They are naturally sweeter in flavor, so you won’t need to add a sweetener, and they also contain more antioxidants than under-ripe ones.
  3. Use a high speed blender. If you don’t have one, be sure to blend for at least a couple of minutes so that it is perfectly smooth.
  4. Add a little water if the smoothie is too thick for your taste. Add a little at a time until you get the right consistency.

What to Serve with This Dragon Fruit Smoothie

This dragon fruit smoothie is a delicious way to start the day all on its own, but you can make it part of a more well-rounded breakfast with these delicious pairings. 

How to Store This Easy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe

This recipe makes one smoothie, so there shouldn’t be a need to store it. However, should you have any leftovers, you can refrigerate them for up to 24 hours. 

How long will this easy dragon fruit smoothie recipe last in the fridge? 

This smoothie will last for about 24 hours in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container. 

Can you freeze this dragon fruit smoothie with milk? 

Like most smoothies, this dragon fruit smoothie freezes very well. Just place the smoothie in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 3 months. It’s a great recipe to make in bulk for quick, on-the-go breakfasts, lunches, or afternoon snacks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are smoothies really that good for you?

Yes! This dragon fruit smoothie recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients with no added sugar. There’s a good amount of fiber and protein in it to help you feeling satisfied and full. It’s packed full of vitamins and minerals and it’s a great way to up your fruit and vegetable intake in a quick, easy and tasty way.

Can you make smoothies ahead of time?

It is best to consume smoothies as soon as you have made them, as soon as the fruit starts to oxidize it begins to loose its nutrients. If you have leftovers then store them covered in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

What fruits pair well with dragon fruit?

Dragon fruit pairs well with other tropical fruits like bananas, pineapple, mango, passionfruit, and papaya.

Two cups of pitaya smoothies in beautiful magenta colors

This dragon fruit smoothie is healthy, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. With its combination of dragon fruit and banana, every sip is a taste of the tropics, and with the addition of cauliflower and protein powder, this dragon fruit smoothie with milk packs a ton of flavor and health benefits into every glass.

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Smoothie is made with only 5 ingredients. It has a beautiful magenta color and you can make it in 2 minutes – a great treat for the tastebuds!
5 from 30 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Beverages
Calories 307
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup dragon fruit frozen or fresh
  • 2 bananas frozen or fresh
  • ½ cup cauliflower florets frozen
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ½ cup milk of choice


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blend for 60-120 seconds until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more milk if it is too thick or adding more sweetener if it’s not sweet enough for you.
  • Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy cold immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight mason jar. It will stay fresh for up to 24 hours. But ideally, it’s best to consume immediately after making
Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a “smoothie” button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie is excerpted from The Smoothie Project© 2019 by Catherine McCord. Reproduced by permission of Abrams. All rights reserved.


Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 796mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 372IU, Vitamin C: 22mg, Calcium: 290mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Beverages

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  1. I left out the cauliflower and added chocolate whey powder and it was amazing. Of course I have issues with textures so I made sure to blend for two mins.

    1. You can leave out the protein powder, but I would recommend adding another fruit (e.g. more dragon fruit/ banana) in place of the cauliflower to help with the texture.

    2. How do you get the smoothie pink if we only use a cup of the inside of the fruit? Are you putting the whole fruit skin and all in it?

      1. You’ll want to use red dragonfruit, as the inside is a hot pink color that adds to the color of the smoothie.