If this is your first time landing in my blog, I wanted to let you know that I live in Miami, Florida. Great right? It is really a paradise from November to April. I can’t really complain since I’m not a fan of freezing temperatures. But summer time can be HOT!! I mean really, really, really HOT. Combine Heat & Steam, that type of hot. I usually compare going outdoors to taking a Turkish Bath fully clothed:). And I really can’t avoid it. My kids are 6 and 2 years old. Both are very active with activities and playdates. I’m just right now trying to write this post fast so I can go pick up my son from school and take both kids to swimming class. I just can’t image anything more refreshing to battle the summer heat than this tropical Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie!!!
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Perfect Family Smoothie
I love smoothies in general, but I can’t say enough good things about this Mango, Dragon Fruit Strawberry smoothie. It has a tropical taste and it is delicious. Not to mention that it is freezing cold and makes the heat bearable:)). My kids call it ice-cream smoothie:)). I get them to hydrate and get their fruit intake all at once. I mean, what’s better than mango, dragon fruit and strawberry together?
Dragon fruit is expensive but I offset that with mangoes from my own garden. Also, when my grocery store has sales on frozen fruit, they have buy one get one free on the dragon fruit so I load up several packs then. In case your grocery store doesn’t carry dragon fruit by its name, look for Pitaya which is how people call dragon fruit sometimes. This fruit can have yellow or pink exterior!!
Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipe
This recipe is very simple and so versatile. You can have so many variations of this smoothie. Usually I try to use fresh strawberries & mangoes and frozen dragon fruit. However, depending on the time of the year I tend to use a combination of frozen and fresh depending on availability. If all the fruits are fresh, add 2-3 ice cubes and lessen the amount of milk.
- 1 cup frozen fruit mix: dragon fruit, mango
- 2-3 fresh strawberries
- 1.5 cups cold unsweetened almond milk
- Mint (optional)
- Blend everything until you achieve desired consistency. For me it’s about 2 minutes. Decorate with mint for aroma and enjoy! See all recipe card below with featured video at the bottom.
Variations of Mango Dragon Fruit Summer Smoothie
- I prefer using frozen fruit because then I don’t have to include ice. You can cut fresh fruit and freeze it yourself. You can buy each fruit separately frozen or you can buy a blend of frozen fruits. I have tried all of these options. As long as you use about a cup or a little bit more packed frozen fruit for your smoothie, it will taste great!!
- If you are using fresh fruit, then add about 2-3 ice cubes to the mix. Adjust the almond milk quantity accordingly.
- If you like your smoothies sweet, consider adding a sweetener of choice. For me this is perfect so I don’t add anything extra.
- A fruit mix that I enjoy using sometimes has an extra fruit to the above: mango, dragon fruit, strawberry and peach!! It’s amazing too!! I found that mix at a club store.
- If you don’t like almond milk, you can use regular milk, soy milk, coconut milk etc. Try it with different milks and see which one is your favorite.
- I haven’t added protein to this smoothie, but my husband has. He likes protein smoothies and he says it tastes great but I haven’t personally tried it with protein.
Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- 0.5 cup frozen dragon fruit
- 0.5 cup fresh or frozen mango
- 3 strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 1.5 cups almond milk replace with milk of your choice
- 3 mint leaves, optional for garnish
- Clean the fresh fruits, wash and slice them.
- Add fruits to the blender. Add ice only if all fruits are fresh. Then add milk.
- Blend until you achieve desired consistency. Different blenders take different preparation time so check halfway through and then blend a little bit longer.
- Pour into your favorite cup, garnish with mint leaves. Go outdoors and enjoy it:)
- If you prepare this smoothie exactly as described (unsweetened almond milk) it is estimated that a serving has 140 calories, 17 grams of carbs.
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Other Summer Recipes:
If you would like to check out some of my other summer recipes, please see below links:
- Tarator – Cold Yogurt Soup with Cucumber (Albanian)
- Watermelon, Feta Snack
- Stuffed Zucchini Squash
- Dragon Fruit, Pear Salad
Note: Post was initially written on May 2019 and updated with additional pictures, video and a recipe card on April 1st, 2020!