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Dragon Fruit Juice Blend Recipe

Dragon Fruit Juice Blend Recipe


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From the cactus family, this superfruit is loaded with fiber, healthy fatty acids, vitamin C, and calcium. It has phytoalbumins which are highly anti-oxidative, as well as lycopene.

Read more about 15 Superfruit Juices You Need to Start Drinking.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 Cup dragon fruit, peeled and coarsely chopped

Directions

Cut the fruit until the pieces are the correct size for your juicer's chute. Drink and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Servings1

Calories Per Serving109

Folate equivalent (total)50µg12%


Dragon Fruit Recipes With Fresh, Frozen, or Powdered Dragon Fruit

If you’re wondering what to make with dragon fruit, here’s 20+ dragon fruit recipes using fresh, frozen, or powdered dragon fruit. From smoothie bowls, to cocktails, salads, salsas, popsicles, and even cake and pie, we’ve got all the recipes you need to enjoy eating dragon fruit year round.


Meet the Dragon Fruit (and Make Dragon Fruit Recipes!)

Aptly named, this native South American fruit (also called the pitaya) looks like a mythical fire-breathing artichoke with its pink-to-reddish, or sometimes yellow, scale-like leaves. Dragon fruit is actually the flower from a plant that grows in tropical regions, which blooms at night just once! Cut it open and you’ll find the fairy tale continues: The inside of the fruit resembles and tastes like a cross between a pear and a kiwi. It’s slightly sweet, creamy and refreshing.

The nutrition stats on this strange fruit are not make-believe — it’s got an impressive antioxidant punch from vitamin C, along with energy-enhancing B vitamins. The flesh has a fair amount of fiber, and healthy fats can be found in the tiny black seeds. With only 60 calories for about 3 ounces, it’s a low-calorie fruit that can be enjoyed on its own (we like it chilled and then scooped with a spoon) or as part of a smoothie or fruit salad.

Look for the whole fruit in specialty South American or Asian markets. Give it a tender squeeze: You want just a slight softness (like an avocado), so leave firm fruits to ripen. Or, take a shortcut and pick up pitaya puree in the freezer section.


THERMOMIX ® RECIPE

Put all Ingredients into TM bowl to blend "Closed lid" . (MC/1min/sp10). Pour into a jug and serve with ice cube if you would like to. Serve immediately.

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You can place the full cream milk in the refrigerator to cool it before you blend. You can also put it in the refrigerator after you blend. Make sure you did not left it overnight. Serve immediately for better taste. Enjoy ^_^

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Dragon Fruit Margaritas

Using dragon fruit in this margarita elevates it to a whole new experience.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Patron silver Tequila
  • 4 oz triple sec
  • 1 medium sized &lsquoRED JIANA&rsquo Dragon fruit
  • 4 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt and lime wedges

Instructions

Notes

Nutritional information is approximate depending on the variety of alcohol and size of the dragon fruit used.

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9 Healthy and Creative Dragon Fruit Recipes

Even if you can’t jet off to paradise this summer, you can still bring a touch of the exotic into your kitchen by way of the pitaya, or dragon fruit. This spiny-skinned orb is easy to cut and peel, and its white or pink flesh delivers a subtle flavor reminiscent of melons. Your taste buds are about to be tickled pink!

A member of the cactus family, dragon fruit is packed with nutritional goodies like calcium, which helps strengthen bones, and fiber, which keeps hunger at bay. Beyond that, the tiny edible seeds inside are loaded with omega-6 and omega-3, two essential fatty acids that your body can’t produce on its own. One cup of dragon fruit also delivers a whopping 192 percent of your daily vitamin C, which helps support your immune system.

Hit up a specialty grocery store or farmers’ market to get your hands on this pink fruit. Or, look for pitaya smoothie packs in the freezer aisle, for a pre-blended option that’s even easier to use. From puddings and salsas to parfaits and pancakes, these nine healthy recipes will make dragon fruit your new go-to produce pick.

9 Healthy Dragon Fruit Recipes

1. Pitaya Parfait
Finally, evidence that coughing up the dough for that food processor was worth it. For a guilt-free parfait, whip up a crumbled crust of dried mulberries, dates, and cinnamon. Next, layer the crust and pitaya mix in your favorite glass and top with an assortment of fruit. Mix and match berries to create your own edible food art. This recipe yields two to four parfaits, so invite your squad over for a drool-worthy bite. Photo and recipe: Jenna Davila / Live Pure

2. Pink Dragon Fruit Soda
Craving some carbonation? With this foolproof recipe you can get your fix, with none of the artificial ingredients usually found in soda. This simple drink marries dragon fruit with lime juice, soda water and a hint of sweetness. If you’re keeping an eye on your sugar intake, use stevia instead of simple syrup. Photo and recipe: Brandon Matzek / Kitchen Konfidence

3. Coconut, Pineapple, and Pitaya Pancakes
Start sending out brunch invites — you’re going to want an excuse to show off these picture-perfect short stacks. Thanks to oat and coconut flour, this recipe is better for you than flapjacks made from the white or refined stuff. Best of all, the pink sauce doesn’t take a crazy amount of effort. Blend pitaya smoothie packs with pineapple juice and stevia drops and you’re good to go. Photo and recipe: Corina Nielsen / Live Fit

4. Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Mild enough to play well with other fruits but with a unique flavor all its own, dragon fruit is about to be the new star of your smoothie game. For this easy recipe, take your taste buds to the tropics by adding bananas, coconut water and pineapple to your pink fruit. The bright, punchy color is a feast for your eyes, too. Photo and recipe: Jennifer Chong / JChong Studio

5. Dragon Fruit Pudding
Store-bought pudding cups have nothing on these elegant snacks. Revamp the classic after-school treat with this version full of sophisticated flavors and zero preservatives. Combine dragon fruit with rambutan, another exotic find, for a simple blend requiring just a few ingredients. Pro tip: Plan ahead. You’ll have to let this one chill for at least four hours. Photo and recipe: Nik Sharma / A Brown Table

6. Dragon Fruit Salsa
Planning a Mexican feast? Think outside the box by using pitaya to pump up your salsa. This savory mix of dragon fruit, onions, cilantro and lime juice will help enhance any meal. Enjoy it with chips, drizzle it on top of tacos, or pair it with your latest grilled masterpiece. Photo and recipe: Valerie Mitchell / Mama Likes to Cook

7. Dragon Fruit Berry Bliss Chia Pudding
Prepare this dessert-like breakfast the night before and you’ll wake up to a morning meal that’s more filling than your average bowl of cereal. As your chia seeds absorb almond milk, they create a satiating gel that serves up omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium and fiber. Mix up the pudding in individual containers, then top it off with berries and nuts for an energizing breakfast that you can toss in your bag as you’re heading out the door. Photo and recipe: Breakfast Criminals / Breakfast Criminals

8. Dragon Fruit, Pomegranate & Macadamia Salad with Creamy Mint & Lime Dressing
You don’t need to drop cash on a specialty salad just to get out of your lunch rut. This inventive recipe introduces dragon fruit to your typical mix of greens in a nutrient-packed bowl that’s bursting with color. Pomegranate seeds add antioxidants while avocado and macadamia nuts offer heart-healthy fats. Bonus: The savory dressing gets its creaminess from avocado instead of dairy, so it’s ideal for those with lactose intolerance. Photo and recipe: Julie Cove / Alkaline Sisters

9. Pitaya Breakfast Bowl
The best thing about this hot pink mix isn’t its color, but its versatility. Eat it for breakfast to start your day off on the right foot, or add protein powder to turn it into the ideal post-workout snack. Using a frozen pitaya smoothie pack as a base, sprinkle on the recipe’s recommended bee pollen, berries, and cacao nibs to turn your bowl into a nutritional powerhouse. Photo and recipe: Masha Davydova/ Golubka Kitchen


10. “Ginger Ale” Juice

This fizzy blend is a great alternative for soda addicts. It brings together an inch-thick slice of fresh ginger, two medium parsnips, and two medium, cored pears to process in a juicer. When the mixture is blended, separate it into four serving glasses and add four ounces of carbonated water for that signature effervescence.

Juicing can deliver a range of dietary benefits, but it only works if you actually drink the juice. Fortunately, there are a number of delicious juice blends that anyone can test the waters before embarking on their journey of juicing.

If you don’t have the time to make your own juices, we recently tried these Cold-Pressed Juices We just tried them & they really were nutritious and delicious! We tried the variety pack that contains 5 different cold-pressed juices – from sweet greens to sweet roots. Each blend is made with 100% raw juice from fruits and vegetables and is loaded with energizing vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes, to help you kick start the day.

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But first I needed to document the dragon fruit mojito recipe- priorities you know!

I wish i could go on about the charm of juicing or pureeing some dragon fruit myself, but this week I barely had time to take a shower, so no kids, I did not go out picking dragon fruit for this mojito. Instead I stocked up on dragon fruit juice smoothie packs, and that is what i’ve been using. Organic, individually packaged and so convenient to mix up a mojito or lemonade or a smoothie.

I fell in love with dragon fruit not too long ago when i made us the pitaya avocado smoothie with bee pollen. I’ve been hooked ever since, plus it is so pretty, i love pretty don’t you ?!


How To Make Dragon Fruit Smoothies

  1. Add all ingredients in a high speed blender. Process until smooth.
  2. Serve in 2 mason jars.

Pitaya Smoothie Recipe Tips

  • If using fresh dragon fruit, make sure to get ripe fruit, as one that’s not ripe has almost no flavor.
  • Fresh Dragon fruit keeps on the counter for only a few days.
  • When buying, keep in mind that organic dragon fruit has the sweetest flavor, as does those imported from Thailand.
  • If you want a thicker Smoothie, blend it slowly, scrape the sides of the blender often and add in liquid in small increments until you get it the perfect consistency.
  • Use the tamper to help to blend.

Recipe Variations

Folks, this Dragon Fruit drink is so versatile. The ingredients can be changed to suit anybody’s taste buds and dietary needs. Try any or all of these variations

  • Fruit – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple, kiwi, pears, oranges.
  • Milk – coconut milk, soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, cow’s milk, yogurt, greek yogurt.
  • Butters – almond butter, peanut butter, sunflower butter.
  • Flavorings – try adding a squirt of fresh lemon or lime juice, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

What Does A Dragon Fruit Taste Like?

Even though the color of the Dragon fruit is super bright, the taste of the fruit is quite mild. It tastes like a cross between a kiwi and pear.

What’s The Difference Between Pink And White Dragon fruit?

Pink Dragon fruit is slightly sweeter than the white flesh colored fruit. The white colored fruit tends to be slightly cheaper but the pink colored one is more nutritionally dense.

Perfect Prep Ahead Breakfast

Prep ahead – This Pink Dragonfruit Smoothie can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. If you find that your smoothie is starting to separate, just give it a quick stir and you’re all set.

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

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Dragon Fruit Juice Blend Recipe - Recipes

Golden pineapple, creamy bananas, and juicy mango blend perfectly with radiant dragon fruit to elevate your smoothie experience from simple to sublime. Available in a 40oz. bag containing 5 pre-measured individual servings. Making smoothies couldn’t be easier with the pre-portioned 8oz. bags.

Golden pineapple, creamy bananas, and juicy mango blend perfectly with radiant dragon fruit to elevate your smoothie experience from simple to sublime. Available in a 40oz. bag containing 5 pre-measured individual servings. Making smoothies couldn’t be easier with the pre-portioned 8oz. bags.

Where did those Fruits grow?

This Fruit's Story

DOLE®Crafted Smoothie Blend Tropical Fruit Blend with Dragon Fruit is produced in the United States.

Did You Know?

Start your day with a delicious artisan smoothie experience like no other. Simply measure 1-1/2 to 2 cups of coconut water, almond milk or juice depending on desired thickness, and pour into a blender. Empty one DOLE® Tropical Fruit Blend with Dragon Fruit 8oz. bag into the blender, cover and blend until smooth. Makes a 20-24 fl. oz. smoothie, depending on the amount of liquid added. Also great with chia seeds, flax, or yogurt.


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