Pitaya, or dragon fruit as it is more commonly referred to, boasts a hot pink hue and a thick outer skin that resembles the scales of its mythical namesake. The fruit is primarily found in certain regions of Asia and South America, but has recently made its way to the mainstream, popularized by restaurants that specialize in fruit-based “bowls” and smoothies, similar to this tropical pitaya smoothie recipe.
Tropical pitaya smoothie recipe (serves 2)
Dragon fruit is low in calories but high in nutrients including calcium, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin C. In this recipe, the frozen fruit is blended with coconut water and pineapple for a tropical treat. Consider this tropical pitaya smoothie recipe a vacation in a glass! You can find pitaya smoothie packs in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
- 2 frozen pitaya smoothie packs
- ½ cup coconut water
- ½ cup chopped pineapple
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- Optional toppings: Additional coconut flakes, chia seeds, or drizzle of honey
- Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Would you try this tropical pitaya smoothie recipe?