Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie




Celebrate the first day of spring with a colourful, antioxidant-wealthy dragon fruit smoothie!

I’ve been retaining out on you guys. Sorry, but it’s genuine! I’ve been sipping on this warm-purple beauty for months, but it just didn’t experience right to post the recipe alongside wintry stews and citrus dishes. But nowadays marks the primary day of spring. Good thing, because I don’t assume I ought to’ve waited every other day to share this with you!

Not that it appears or feels some thing like spring right here in Colorado. The winds are blistery. I became snowboarding all weekend. And I’m currently looking out my office window at some inches of freshly-dropped snow. So…frozen fruit, absolutely everyone? It may also sound strange, but even though it’s now not heat and sunny, this dragon fruit smoothie will instantly brighten your mood and make it experience like spring on the internal. (That has to matter for some thing, proper?)

I randomly offered frozen dragon fruit (aka pitaya) packs at the grocery store lately. (Because, hello, examine that colour.) I try to pick out up a pair non-staple foods on every occasion I store, specifically produce. It keeps me from feeling bored within the kitchen. Even nonetheless, I even have so many culmination and veggies left on my bucket listing to attempt.

Dragon fruit packs are crazy in that the colour seems brilliant excessive, but the flavor is sincerely pretty slight. It’s been defined as a “weak kiwi.” A little bland even. Don’t get me wrong. The taste is right—there’s just now not an entire lot of it. But blend up that pitaya with berries, lime, and a touch of freshly-grated ginger, and you’ve got a winner.

In addition to color and taste, this dragon fruit smoothie is filled with antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3s. I don’t constantly feel satisfied after consuming a smoothie (as opposed to ingesting an entire piece of fruit), but this one is packed with sufficient goodness to provide it some staying power.

Plus, in case you’re everywhere close to me, it’s the clean sip of sunshine you need on this snowy first day of spring.


Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie

This vibrant, antioxidant-rich dragon fruit smoothie is deliciously fresh for spring!
Course: Beverages, Breakfast, Drinks, Smoothie
Cuisine: gluten-unfastened, vegetarian
Servings: 2 humans
Author: Stephanie McKercher, RDN
Ingredients
Smoothie:

    1 cup frozen raspberries
    2 packets frozen dragon fruit (pitaya), (2 hundred grams)
    half cup frozen blackberries
    5.Three oz strawberry yogurt (150 grams)
    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    1 teaspoon lime juice (half of lime)
    1 teaspoon grated ginger
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of desire)

Optional Garnish:

    chia seeds
    berries

Instructions

    Add raspberries, dragon fruit, blackberries, yogurt, chia seeds, lime, and ginger to blender box. Add milk, cowl, and mix on excessive till easy. Pause to scrape the perimeters of the container with a spatula as needed. 
Pour smoothie into a pitcher and pinnacle with additional chia seeds and berries if preferred. 

Recipe Notes
Preparation notice:

If smoothie is just too thick, add 1/four cup milk and re-combination. If smoothie is simply too skinny, add 1/four cup berries or ice, and re-combination.

Ingredient substitutions:

Substitute plain or vanilla yogurt for strawberry yogurt if desired. Use dairy-loose yogurt or culinary coconut milk in location of strawberry yogurt to make this recipe vegan.

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