Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl (With a Video)

Are you tired of seeing those magnificent-looking dragon fruit smoothie bowls on your Instagram or Pinterest feed?

Want to finally make your own dragon fruit smoothie bowl? You have come to the right place!

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl (With a Video)

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Indulge in a Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl, a visually stunning and nutritious treat that blends exotic flavors with fresh toppings for a perfect meal or snack.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of freshly diced dragon fruit. (Scroll down to learn how to prepare it)
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup thick unsweetened yogurt
  • 13 tablespoons of dairy-free milk for blending

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor or a high-speed blender, add the yogurt and fresh dragon fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until completely smooth. Monitor the blending, you may need to add a touch more liquid to help the blending.
  3. Dollop the blended smoothie onto your favorite bowl, and add your toppings!
  4. Now dig in!

Notes

*For recipe tips, a dragon fruit preparation guide, and more, scroll down!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 333
  • Sugar: 39.4g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.2g
  • Fiber: 11.2g
  • Protein: 13.2g

How To Prepare Dragon Fruit For Smoothies

step by step how to prepare dragon fruit

If you have never prepared dragon fruit before, it may be a bit intimidating, and you may not know where to start.

Don’t worry, I had the same issue when I bought a dragon fruit for the first time!

Here’s how to prepare dragon fruit:

  • Step 1: Place a chopping board on a flat surface and grab a sharp knife. 
  • Step 2: Place the whole dragon fruit in the middle of the chopping board, and slice it diagonally (See image above for reference).
  • Step 3: Grab a large spoon, and press it on the edge of the skin and pulp. The spoon has to be inserted. Continue to press it against the skin, as you go around in a circle scooping the flesh out. It’s the same method as preparing an avocado.
  • Step 4: Once you scoop it out, dice it up and it’s ready to use!

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Making Tips:

a spoonful of Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Some tricks could help you make the perfect smoothie bowl, even if you have never made one before!

Here are my top tips:

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: The recipe calls for frozen pineapple and raspberries. If you use fresh fruit, the smoothie bowl won’t work.
  2. Softer Ingredients Go Closer To The Blades: If you are using a regular blender, add the soft ingredients first, followed by the frozen ingredients. If using a Nutribullet, add the soft ingredients in the end, since the blades are added manually. 
  3. Don’t Add Too Much Liquid To Start: Add 1-2 tablespoons of liquid to begin with, and gradually add more as you blend and you think it’s necessary. 
  4. Work Fast: Since you are working with frozen fruit, they will begin to thaw as soon as you take them out of the freezer.
  5. Eat Fast: And finally, as soon as the smoothie is blended, dollop it onto your favorite bowl, add your toppings, and eat it immediately!

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability:
Nutribullet
Vitamix Blender
BlendJet X
Ninja Blender
Oster Blender X
Hamilton Blender
AMZChef Blender X
Wamife Blender X
Ninja Food Processor
Kitchen Aid Food Chopper X
Hamilton Beach Food Processor

A Nutribullet 600 is what I have been using the most recently when it comes to making smoothie bowls.

But, you cannot beat a Vitamix or a powerful food processor, such as a Ninja.

Optional Smoothie Variations

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl with toppings

If you have a dietary restriction or simply want to try something different, below are some ideas:

  1. Vegan Smoothie: Swap the dairy yogurt in the recipe for a vegan alternative. I love using coconut yogurt!
  2. Swap The Berry: I used frozen raspberries because they complement the sweet dragon fruit very well. However, you can use any berry you like or have available. Just make sure it’s frozen.
  3. Nutty Goodness: Add a tablespoon of cashew or almond butter for a gentle nutty flavor that complements the dragon fruit.
  4. Green Goodness: Incorporate a handful of spinach or kale for a nutritious boost without impacting the taste of this smoothie bowl.

For other pitaya smoothie recipes, I recommend that you also try my fat burning dragon fruit smoothie and my green smoothie with dragon fruit!

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl FAQs:

Where Can I Buy Dragon Fruit In The USA?

Dragon fruit can be found at most large supermarkets, specialty grocery stores, and international markets across the USA. Look for it in the exotic or tropical fruit section.

What Toppings Work Well With This Smoothie Bowl?

Toppings like sliced almonds, chia seeds, coconut flakes, fresh berries, or granola add texture and nutritional value. Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preferences and what you have on hand.

Can I Add Protein Powder To This Smoothie Bowl?

Yes, adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder is a great way to increase the protein content, making the smoothie bowl more filling. Just be aware that adding powder may require adjusting the amount of dairy-free milk to achieve your desired consistency.

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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