Updated: Apr 23, 2021
This smoothie is such a fun vibrant color from pink dragon fruit or also called pitaya. I love adding it to my smoothies to make them turn a hot pink color. This fruit is high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and the seeds contain healthy omega 3s and 6s. Pineapple, mango, and papaya are also in this smoothie to make the perfect tropical blend. They also add helpful digestive enzymes, important vitamins and minerals, and an immunity boost.
Pink dragon fruit, or also known as pitaya, is only found in the frozen section here in Minnesota. It used to be really hard to find, but is has shown up in more stores recently, even at Target.
I buy fresh papaya then cut it up and freeze it myself, it is often only found in frozen fruit mixes. Frozen pineapple and mango are also used in this smoothie to create a creamy texture and add the tasty tart flavor.
You can use orange juice or lemonade to add more of the sweet and tart flavor, but it could be substituted for water to cut down on sugar.
Add all your fruit, then liquid.
Blend until smooth and garnish if desired. Enjoy your tasty tropical treat!
1/3 cup (50-60 grams) frozen dragon fruit or also known as pitaya* 1/3 cup (50-60 grams) frozen mango
1/3 cup (50-60 grams) frozen papaya* 1/3 cup (50-60 grams) frozen pineapple 1 cup orange juice or lemonade
*I have found mine in the frozen fruit section at Hy-Vee, Target, and Costco.
*I buy my own fresh papaya and freeze it, but you can also replace this with more mango or pineapple because frozen papaya can be hard to find.
Add your fruit to your blender, I measured my fruit with a 1/3 cup but they were heaping scoops to make up for the gaps due to the large chunks. The measurement doesn't have to be precise.
Now pour over your liquid.
Blend until totally smooth.
Garnish with white dragon fruit or drink as is.