This dragon fruit smoothie bursts with color—isn’t it gorgeous! Treat yourself to this plant-based, dairy-free drink made with frozen fruit and Silk® Extra Creamy Oatmilk. All you need is a blender and five minutes to make this vibrant smoothie.
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Did you notice the product packaging? Silk® OatYeah™, which I’ve shared in recipes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl, and Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, has a fresh look in Silk® Oatmilk. The oatmilk is the same creamy, rich drink – free from dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, and artificial flavors.
I love using Silk® Oatmilk in smoothies, in coffee, and in baked goods, too. This Extra Creamy variety is a favorite!
All about Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit sounds exotic, doesn’t it? Native to South and Central American and grown in Southeast Asia, dragon fruit is also called pitaya. The flesh inside this dramatic cactus fruit is soft and filled with tiny black seeds. The color of the flesh can be red, dark pink, white, or even yellow.
The taste is actually rather mild which surprised me. It is soft like a kiwi and mild like a pear. The flavor really doesn’t match its stunning exterior, but the real treasure comes in its nutritional value. Dragon fruit is a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, and vitamin C.
For this dragon fruit smoothie recipe I used frozen chunks of deep pink dragon fruit along with frozen raspberries and topped it with freshly cut dragon fruit that had a white interior. Fresh dragon fruit can be pricey but I was so curious about the taste and texture so I tried it out. Frozen fruit is economical and perfect for smoothies.
To prepare fresh dragon fruit, slice the fruit from top to bottom. Scoop out the flesh or use a small knife to cut away the pink skin. Dice and serve.
- Silk® Extra Creamy Oatmilk: This oatmilk is my choice for a dairy free option in smoothies. It is so creamy that I don’t need to add a banana to thicken the smoothie so if you are looking for a smoothie without banana give Silk oatmilk a try.
- Frozen Dragon Fruit: It’s common to find this fruit from a type of cactus in the frozen section of many grocery stores. I love it for its deep color and nutritional value.
- Frozen Raspberries: Add more flavor to this fruit smoothie with frozen raspberries. Other berries or even mango could be used instead.
- Lime: The juice of one lime adds a citrus flavor that brightens the drink.
- Chia Seeds: Adding a few tablespoons of chia seeds to a smoothie is a good way to boost your fiber, plant-based protein, and other minerals and antioxidants. They are a good thickener, too.
I didn’t need to include any additional sugar in this smoothie. If you’d like you may add honey to suit your taste, but, for me, the level of sweetness was just right.
Steps for making smoothies
Add the ingredients to your high-speed blender then blend until smooth.
You may add additional Silk® Oatmilk to make a thinner smoothie. If you want to create a dragon fruit smoothie bowl, you could either add a frozen banana or decrease the liquid by half a cup to make a thicker mixture.
- Try blueberries or blackberries instead of raspberries
- Add a handful of cashews or almonds
- Swap hemp seeds for chia seeds
- Add a few tablespoons of almond butter or peanut butter
- 1 cup Silk® Extra Creamy Oatmilk
- 2 cups frozen dragon fruit chunks
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- Juice from 1 lime
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Add ¼ cup additional Silk® Oatmilk for a thinner drink. Use ¼ cup less Silk® Oatmilk for a thicker drink.
Try other combinations of fruit—swap blueberries or blackberries for the frozen raspberries.
Serving Size:10 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 15gSugar: 27gProtein: 9g
This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.