Recipe Box, Smoothies

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

After I pick the boys up from school, my oldest usually always ask to go to the smoothie place. I don’t know what his obsession with smoothies is lately. Maybe it’s the warm weather we are having here on the east coast, but I’m not mad at it. Whatever way I can get extra fruits and veggies he normally would not eat in his diet, I will take. On the other hand, buying smoothies every day can add up so we tend to just make them at home. To break out of our norm strawberry/banana rut, I thought I’d try these Pitaya smoothie packs I found in the freezer section at Whole Foods.

Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, has an abundance of health benefits. Some of which include:

  • rich in magnesium
  • high in fiber
  • good source of iron
  • rich in antioxidants
  • rich in vitamin b 12
  • powerful vitamin c

These packets are organic, non-gmo verified, and only contain one ingredient…Pitaya. They are also made on dedicated equipment and do not share lines with any of the top eight allergens. That is a super plus in our book.

I’m so glad I found these! The fruit really adds something new and fun! It adds a new freshness, sweetness, and flavor profile to any smoothie or smoothie bowl, and the color…! The color reminds me of spring and summertime. It is so vibrant and fun, who wouldn’t want to drink this!

Go pick you up some of these packets and make yourself an Instagram worthy smoothie. I mean that is the point these days isn’t it.

Here’s the recipe below.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients • 1/2 cup cherry juice • 1 cup water or milk of your choice; I used coconut milk • 1/4 cup chia seeds • 4 tbsp hemp seeds • 1/4 cup oats • 1/2 cup mango • 1/2 cup pineapple • one pitaya smoothie packet Instructions Throw all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Pour in your favorite glass and top with your favorite fruits and/or seeds and enjoy!

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