Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe 

 Last Update April 28, 2024

By Jenny Zhang

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One of the most favored methods to savor the mystifying dragon fruit is by preparing a delightful smoothie bowl. This delectable treat nourishes your body and tantalizes your taste buds with its refreshing flavors and breathtaking presentation. Whether you're a health enthusiast seeking a nutrient-packed breakfast or a food lover looking for a unique culinary adventure, the dragon fruit smoothie bowl will captivate your senses and transport you to a tropical paradise.

In this blog post, we will share tips on how to make a thick and creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Prep Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
1 minute

Rest Time
0 minutes

Total Time
6 minutes

  • Cooking Method:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 288
  • Courses: Breakfast
  • Best Season: Summer


  • 1 ripe dragon fruit
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries (such as strawberries or blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or any milk of your choice)


1. To achieve the optimum flavor and texture, carefully halve the ripe dragon fruit and utilize a spoon to extract the juicy flesh. Ensure that the dragon fruit is adequately ripe and soft before proceeding.

2. Begin by peeling the banana and cutting it into bite-sized chunks. Place these banana pieces and the frozen berries into a ziplock bag or a freezer-safe container. Allow them to freeze for several hours or overnight until thoroughly frozen. This freezing process will impart a lusciously thick and creamy texture to the smoothie bowl.

3. Place the frozen banana chunks, frozen berries, and dragon fruit flesh in a high-speed blender. Add the coconut milk. Blend the mixture on high speed until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, resulting in a velvety and dense texture. Gradually add coconut milk in small amounts if necessary to attain the desired consistency.

4. Once the smoothie reaches a thick and creamy consistency, pour it into a bowl. Now, it's time to get creative! Enhance your dragon fruit bowl by adding a selection of your favorite toppings, such as granola, toasted coconut flakes, freshly sliced fruit, hemp seeds, shredded coconut, sliced bananas or nuts. Artfully arrange these toppings to create an aesthetically pleasing presentation for your dragon fruit bowl.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Tips & Notes

Choose ripe dragon fruit: Select dragon fruits that exhibit vibrant colors and are fully ripe. The flesh should be soft to the touch, indicating that it's at its peak ripeness and will be sweet and flavorful.

Freeze the fruits: Freezing the banana and berries before blending them will help create a thicker and creamier consistency for your pitaya smoothie bowls. Before freezing, peel the banana and cut it into chunks. This frozen banana will be the key to thick-consistency smoothie bowls.

Use frozen berries: Adding frozen berries adds flavor and contributes to the smoothie bowl's thick texture. Feel free to utilize your preferred frozen berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or any other variety of your liking.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 1



% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2.6g


Saturated Fat 2.1g


Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 1mg


Total Carbohydrate 62.5g


Dietary Fiber 6.1g


Total Sugars 35.4g

Protein 3.8g

Vitamin D 1mcg


Calcium 106mg


Iron 2mg


Potassium 532mg


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Dragon Fruit

Originating from various cactus species, the tropical fruit known scientifically as Hylocereus undatus is commonly referred to as dragon fruit. It is commonly referred to as pitaya and is native to regions such as Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America.

There are three varieties of dragon fruit skin color that you can find in the U.S.: Red, pink, and yellow. Each type has unique flavors. Pink skin with white flesh is the most common variety in the grocery store. This pink variety has a mild sweetness and makes a great addition to a salad. The yellow skin with white flesh variety is the sweetest dragon fruit of all. They are great to enjoy in their natural state. Red skin with magenta flesh is between the two varieties. It has earthy and sweet-tasting flesh.

What Ingredients You Will Need To Make This Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Dragon Fruit

You can make this smoothie with either pink or yellow dragon fruit, and the taste will vary slightly. Yellow dragon fruit tastes slightly sweeter than ones with pink skin. But we recommend using pink dragon fruit with red flesh for that vibrant color.

If fresh dragon fruit is unavailable, you can use frozen pink dragon fruit instead. Frozen dragon fruit works well in smoothies, adding a naturally thick and frosty texture to the drink.

Frozen Banana

A frozen banana adds creaminess to the smoothie bowl and helps achieve a thick consistency. When frozen, bananas provide natural sweetness and contribute to a velvety texture. They are also a great source of potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

Frozen Berries

Adding a handful of frozen berries, such as strawberries or blueberries, enhances the flavor profile and color of the smoothie bowl. Loaded with antioxidants, berries offer a delightful sweet-tart flavor that perfectly complements the dragon fruit. They also contribute to the thick texture of the thick smoothie bowl.

If frozen berries are unavailable, feel free to substitute for other frozen fruit like frozen mango or pineapple.

Unsweetened Coconut Milk

Coconut milk adds a creamy and tropical flavor to the dragon fruit smoothie bowl. It helps blend the ingredients smoothly and provides a luscious base. You can use other types of milk as well, such as almond milk or oat milk, based on your preference or dietary needs.


Toppings are where you can get creative and add texture, crunch, and additional flavors to your dragon fruit smoothie bowl. Some popular toppings include granola, which adds a satisfying crunch; sliced fruits like strawberries or kiwi for freshness; chia seeds or shredded coconut for added nutrition; and nuts for extra protein and texture.

How To Elevate This Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Superfood Boosts

Enhance the nutritional value of your dragon fruit smoothie bowl by adding superfood boosts. Consider incorporating ingredients like spirulina powder, maca powder, acai powder, or flaxseed meal. These additions enhance the nutritional value and introduce distinctive flavors to your smoothie bowl.

Creamy Nut Butter

Add a spoonful of your favorite nut butter, such as almond or cashew butter, for an extra dose of richness and creaminess. This will add a luscious texture and depth of flavor to your smoothie bowl.

Protein Powder

Incorporating protein powder can enhance the nutritional value of your dragon fruit smoothie bowl. Opt for a protein powder variant that complements the smoothie bowl's flavors, such as vanilla or a neutral flavor. Remember to adhere to the recommended serving size mentioned on the protein powder packaging.

Citrus Zest

Elevate the flavors of the dragon fruit smoothies by adding a sprinkle of citrus zest, such as lemon, lime juice, or lime zest. This addition will enhance the taste and infuse a vibrant, citrusy essence into the smoothies. The bright and tangy notes will add a refreshing twist to the overall taste.

Coconut Yogurt

Instead of using only coconut milk, add a dollop of coconut yogurt to your smoothie bowl. Incorporating this will introduce a tangy and creamy element that perfectly complements the dragon fruit, enhancing the overall texture of the smoothie. You can also use vanilla yogurt if coconut yogurt is not available.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use fresh dragon fruit instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh dragon fruit, but frozen dragon fruit is preferable for a thicker, colder smoothie bowl. If using fresh dragon fruit, consider adding ice or frozen bananas to chill and thicken your smoothie.

Can I Make A Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Without Using A Blender?

Employing a blender is advised to attain a luxuriously smooth and creamy consistency for your dragon fruit smoothie bowl. However, if a blender is unavailable, alternative options include a food processor or a hand immersion blender, though the texture may not be as velvety.

How To Store Leftover Dragon Fruit Bowl

The easiest and most common way to store leftover smoothie bowls is by refrigerating them. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy the smoothie within 24-48 hours to retain its freshness at its peak.

If you anticipate not being able to consume the leftover pitaya bowl within a couple of days, freezing it is a great option. Alternatively, you can use ice cube trays for individual portions.

When the time comes to savor the frozen pitaya smoothie bowl, refrigerate it overnight or leave it at room temperature for a few hours. Once thawed, you may notice some separation or texture changes. Give the thawed smoothie a thorough stir or blend it once more to restore the smooth consistency. For an added boost in flavor and texture, consider incorporating a small amount of fresh fruit or yogurt while blending.

Is a dragon fruit smoothie bowl healthy?

Dragon fruit smoothie bowls are generally healthy and contain vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. However, the healthiness can vary depending on the ingredients used. To keep it healthy, I don't recommend adding sugar.

Why is my dragon fruit smoothie bowl not pink?

The vibrant pink color comes from the type of dragon fruit used. For that bright hue, make sure to use red or pink-fleshed dragon fruit; white-fleshed dragon fruit will result in a paler color.

Jenny passionately advocates a holistic and natural approach to health and well-being. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and years of working in food sciences, specializing in organic & natural products. She is committed to helping others embrace a balanced, natural lifestyle that fosters well-being. Jenny believes that a harmonious balance between nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness is the key to unlocking the full potential of one’s well-being.