Craving a fun, fruity, and incredibly flavorful vegan smoothie? Our 4-ingredient vegan dragon fruit smoothie recipe is made with frozen dragonfruit, frozen cherries, frozen bananas, plant milk, and a dash of agave. It’s plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and super fast to make! Once you have your first scrumptious sip of this colorful pink drink, you’ll be hooked! It’s the best dragon fruit smoothie we’ve ever tried, and whether you make it for Valentine’s Day or any day, it’s going to be a hit.
It’s as easy as filling the blender with fruit, mixing in some plant-based milk, and blending until smooth. How easy is that? A healthy and heavenly choice when your hunger levels are high. Ditch the sugar-laden candy bar and greasy potato chips so you can dive right into this incredibly delicious dragonfruit drink.
Show someone how much you care (and that includes you!) by creating a very special Valentine’s Day smoothie bowl with this sweet, vibrant pink, mouthwatering mixture. If you’ll be savoring this smoothie with a loved one (other than yourself), make sure to set aside two spoons for sharing. So good!
We absolutely love to feature fabulous, fruity, fiber-filled ingredients. In this bright and delicious dragonfruit smoothie recipe, these trio of fruits not only taste spectacular together, but are also super healthy to boot! Who can resist such a candy-sweet combination?
Dragonfruit is a gorgeous tropical fruit notable for it’s hot pink dragon-looking exterior and either white or hot pink fleshy interior speckled with black seeds. Dragonfruit is natively grown in Southeast Asia and Latin America, but due to its popularity around the world, fresh dragonfruit can now be found in many mainstream grocery stores in the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia, and beyond. If you’re not lucky enough to have it at your local grocery store, you should be able to find dragonfruit at most asian markets.
You can also find frozen dragonfruit sold in plastic bags in the freezer aisle of any grocery stores. I’ve seen it at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and even more generic grocery chains. This will last a long time in the freezer and is a great way to have dragonfruit on hand for recipes like this! Dragonfruit also serves as a beautiful natural pink food coloring. I’ve used it to color frostings, oatmeal, pancakes, and beyond. You can even find pink powdered dragonfruit that works perfectly as a coloring agent in recipes.
There is no easy way from the outside to know if the interior will be white or pink, so take note of signs carefully, and hope that they are correctly labeled!
Blending up this sweet and tasty smoothie takes only a few minutes and few items from the kitchen. Just measure, add to the blender, and whiz until smooth and creamy. You’ll be sipping and savoring in what seems like seconds. Yay!
Creating new smoothie recipes is fantastically fun and also inspires us with even more delightful ideas. It’s hard not to share a slew of suggestions on how to slightly change up a smoothie into something even more special. We’ve managed to narrow it down to three of our favorites:
Good question! Pour any leftover smoothie into a covered glass mason jar or insulated water bottle and refrigerate until later. If your smoothie has gotten too liquified, you can add some ice or more frozen fruit and give it a quick blend. Another fun tip for saving a smoothie for a longer period of time is to freeze it in an ice cube tray (or a couple of trays). If you pour the mixture directly into the trays and freeze it overnight (or for a few hours), all you need to do it throw the cubes into the blender and blend away! It helps to leave the cubes out at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes before blending. Adding a splash of plant milk or water will assist the process, too.
If you’re not a huge banana fan, you can make this smoothie without bananas! Just use frozen mango instead. You’ll still get the creamy sweetness from the mango, but without the slightly stronger banana taste. The color will be also be a bit more vibrant, too.
It is! Our Dragon Fruit Smoothie not only gives you three large servings of fruit, but also ten grams of fiber per recipe. Plus, added antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrition. You’ll be giving your taste buds and overall health a lovely treat.
Of course you can. So glad you asked. The fruit is lovely and sweet on its own. You can simply omit the sweetener. No agave nectar needed!
Don’t worry! If you can’t find frozen or fresh dragon fruit, feel free to use another pinky red fruit (such as strawberry or raspberry) instead of dragon fruit in the mixture. Just keep in mind that using a different fruit will add a different (but also yummy) flavor to your smoothie. Another option is to use beet powder or freeze-dried dragon fruit, which you can find online. Start with ¼ teaspoon and see how you like the color. Add more if you like a brighter pink color.
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This Vegan Dragon Fruit Smoothie recipe and article was written by Gina House. Pink smoothie photography by JJ Steele. Edited by Amanda Meth and Michelle Cehn. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which supports our work at World of Vegan.