Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie

If you have never tried adding dragon fruit to your green smoothies before, now is the time.

I recently created a delicious dragon fruit green smoothie recipe, and I cannot wait for you to try it!

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Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie

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Whip up a vegan dragon fruit green smoothie, a nutrient-packed drink blending exotic dragon fruit with leafy greens for a delicious, health-boosting vegan treat.

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup diced white dragon fruit
  • 1 handful of spinach or kale
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha (see notes for alternatives)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices (see notes for alternatives)

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender or a personal blender, add the spinach and dragon fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Benefits Of Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie

Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie topped with fresh sliced dragon fruit

This vegan dragon fruit smoothie combined an array of nutritious ingredients, each contributing to their own unique benefits.

Here’s a list of the benefits of this smoothie: 

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha, dragon fruit, and leafy greens are packed with antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. (Source)
  • Hydration Boost: Coconut water is a natural hydration booster, rich in electrolytes like potassium, making this smoothie perfect for rehydration, especially after workouts.
  • High in Fiber: Chia seeds, leafy greens, and fruits like banana and dragon fruit contribute to a high fiber content, promoting digestive health and helping in maintaining a feeling of fullness. (Source)
  • Heart Health Support: Avocado and chia seeds are excellent sources of heart-healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, which can support cardiovascular health. (Source)
  • Energy Enhancing: The natural sugars from fruits and the caffeine from matcha provide a sustained energy boost without the crash associated with processed sugars.
  • Immune System Support: The vitamins and minerals from the ingredients, particularly Vitamin C from dragon fruit and leafy greens, support the immune system. (Source)
  • Improved Mental Focus: Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid that can promote improved focus and relaxation without drowsiness, making this smoothie a great choice for a mental boost. (Source)

On top of that, this smoothie is a great breakfast choice.

I personally love drinking for breakfast.

It energizes me and keeps me full for hours!

If you enjoy this smoothie as much as me, I think you will also love my pitaya smoothie bowl, and my dragon fruit smoothie for weight loss!

Preparing Dragon Fruit For The First Time

step by step how to prepare dragon fruit

If you have never prepared a dragon fruit before, here is a step-by-step guide on how to prepare it:

  1. Rinse: Wash the dragon fruit under cold water to clean the skin.
  2. Slice: Cut the dragon fruit in half lengthwise with a knife.
  3. Scoop: Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from each half. Discard the skin.
  4. Dice: Cut the scooped flesh into smaller pieces for easier blending.

Optional Recipe Customizations:

Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie being poured into a tall glass cup

After you have made this smoothie several times, you might want to change it up a bit.

Well, that’s what I did. 

Here are some tasty variations of this smoothie you could try should you want to:

  1. Sweeter: If you like your smoothies sweeter, add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
  2. No Banana: You can swap the banana for pineapple, mango, or even berries. Just make sure they are frozen.
  3. Protein Boost: Add a scoop of unsweetened and unflavored protein powder for 20g extra protein! (I used brown rice protein powder).
  4. No Matcha: If you don’t have matcha available, use a tablespoon of oats instead, or other powder you have at home. (E.g – wheatgrass powder, leafy green powder, goji-berry powder)
  5. Nutty Goodness: Add a tablespoon of nut butter, or swap the chia seeds for nut butter for a nutty taste and creamier smoothie.
  6. Coconut Swap: Swap the coconut water for dairy-free milk, such as almond, oat, or soy milk.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie was very easy to blend, even with lower-speed blenders such as BlendJet 4000mAh.

Even if you own a blender not listed above, I am confident the smoothie recipe will work with that blender.

Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie

Dietary 

Type Of Diet Suitable
Vegan-Friendly
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Diabetic-Friendly
Paleo-Friendly
Keto-Friendly
Raw Food-Friendly

Although matcha powder is often processed, it is a very clean ingredient.

If you are not a super strict raw vegan, this smoothie can be consumed as part of your raw food diet.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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