Dragon Fruit Smoothie For Weight Loss

Once you try dragon fruit in your smoothies, you will want to consistently add it to your smoothies.

If you have leftover fresh dragon fruit, and you want to lose weight, this dragon fruit smoothie for weight loss is a must!

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Dragon Fruit Smoothie For Weight Loss

Dragon Fruit Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Enjoy a Dragon Fruit Smoothie for Weight Loss, a low-calorie treat packed with antioxidants and fiber to help you slim down while savoring exotic flavors.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup fresh dragon fruit (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen mango slices
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender, add the yogurt and dragon fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend for 2-3 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve, top with sliced dragon fruit, 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: Low Calorie

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 25.3g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.2g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 12.1g

Why You Will Love This Weight Loss Dragon Fruit Smoothie

a weight loss dragon fruit served in a glass cup topped with fresh dragon fruit

Apart from helping you lose weight, this dragon fruit smoothie is packed with many other benefits.

On top of that, it’s so delicious!

Here’s why I think you will love this smoothie as much as me:

  • Nutrient-Dense, Low Calorie: Dragon fruit is known for being low in calories yet rich in essential vitamins and minerals, making this smoothie an excellent option for those looking to lose weight without sacrificing nutritional value.
  • High in Fiber: Thanks to the inclusion of chia seeds and the natural fiber in dragon fruit and mango, this smoothie can help promote satiety, reducing the likelihood of overeating by keeping you fuller for longer.
  • Antioxidant-Rich: Dragon fruit and mango are both high in antioxidants, which can help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, supporting overall health during weight loss.
  • Hydration Boost: The high water content in dragon fruit, mango, and the addition of almond milk contribute to hydration, which is crucial for effective weight loss and overall health.
  • Metabolism Support: Ingredients like chia seeds are known to have metabolism-boosting properties, potentially aiding in more efficient weight loss.
  • Natural Sweetness: This smoothie satisfies sweet cravings naturally, without the need for added sugars, thanks to the inherent sweetness of dragon fruit and mango, making it a healthier alternative to sugary snacks or desserts.
  • Versatile and Easy to Make: Simple to prepare and easily customizable, this smoothie can fit into any weight loss diet, allowing for variations based on personal preference or dietary needs.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my dragon fruit smoothie bowl and my vegan dragon fruit green smoothie!

Preparing The Dragon Fruit For The Smoothie

step by step how to prepare dragon fruit

  1. Select & Wash: Choose a ripe dragon fruit (it should feel slightly soft). Rinse under cold water to clean the skin.
  2. Slice: Cut the dragon fruit in half lengthwise with a sharp knife.
  3. Scoop or Peel: You can either use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from the skin, similar to an avocado, or peel the skin off the halves if you prefer.
  4. Dice or Slice: Once you’ve removed the flesh, cut it into your desired size and shape, such as cubes or slices.

Optional Smoothie Variations:

whit dragon fruit smoothie being poured into a round glass cup

For your dragon fruit smoothie, here are a couple of variations and ingredient swaps to suit different tastes and dietary needs:

Variation 1: Tropical Twist

  • Add Coconut Flavor: Replace almond milk with coconut water or coconut milk for a more pronounced tropical flavor.
  • Boost with Citrus: Include the juice of one lime for added zest and vitamin C.

Variation 2: Berry Goodness

  • Mix in Berries: Add 1/2 cup of mixed frozen berries in place of half the mango to create a berry-rich flavor.
  • Yogurt Substitute: Use coconut yogurt instead of unsweetened yogurt for a dairy-free, dragon fruit smoothie.
  • Sweeten with Honey: For extra sweetness, especially if using tart berries, add 1 tablespoon of honey or agave syrup.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie For Weight Loss

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

This smoothie is quite easy to blend, all of my 8 different blenders and models worked with this recipe.

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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