Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

This thick and creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl has a beautiful, bright pink color and tastes just like a smoothie bowl you’d get from a smoothie shop.

Move over acai bowls, there’s a new super fruit in town that makes bright and beautiful smoothie bowls with a lovely pink hue. The fruit I’m referring to is dragon fruit and despite it’s name it has quite a mild and sweet flavor.

Dragon fruit smoothie bowl topped with granola, banana slices and a strawberry.

For some reason acai bowls have taken the world by storm. Don’t get me wrong… they’re delicious but there are so many different berries you can use to create similar bowls and those seem to be left in the dust! When I first stumbled across these dragon fruit puree smoothie packets, I wasn’t sure they’d live up to the acai hype but turns out I was wrong. Very wrong.

What is Dragon Fruit?

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that is native to Southern Mexico and Central America. It is also known as pitaya, pitahaya, and strawberry pear. It has a unique taste that reminds me of a melon or kiwi. The outside of the fruit is a vibrant pink color with light green (hence the dragon name). The inside of the fruit is typically white with black seeds. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. You can eat fresh dragon fruit (or use fresh fruit for this smoothie!) but I used frozen dragon fruit packs for my smoothie bowl.

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

A smoothie bowl is as simple as it sounds… a smoothie in a bowl! If you’re sick of enjoying smoothies from a glass, switch it up and eat it out of a bowl instead! Smoothie bowls are typically thicker, eaten with a spoon and topped with a variety of toppings for added texture and flavors.

Pitaya smoothie packets, almond milk, almond butter and frozen banana measured out.

Here’s What You Need

  • dragon fruit smoothie packets – I used Pitaya Plus and love them! They have a sweet, mild flavor and there’s no sugar added. Any brand works just make sure there is no added sugar if you want the keep the sugar content lower!
  • frozen banana – this adds a little sweetness and helps make the bowl thick and creamy. If you aren’t a fan of banana you could try adding in frozen cauliflower rice, frozen zucchini or avocado to get the creamy texture we’re looking for.
  • almond butter – any nut or seed butter works here, but I like the flavor of almond butter.
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk – any milk will work in this bowl but I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk! Unsweetened almond milk is low in calories and has zero sugar!
tip!
Add in a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder while blending your smoothie for an added protein boost!
Side by side photos. The first is frozen pitaya, frozen banana, almond milk and almond butter in a blender. The second is the mixture blended into a hot pink smoothie.

The Magic is in the Toppings!

Smoothie bowls are popular because of their toppings! I love making fun designs but don’t feel like you need to. Here are some topping ideas:

  • banana slices – banana lovers, add more on top!
  • berries – or any fresh fruit works.
  • shredded coconut – I love adding shredded coconut for extra flavor!
  • homemade granola – make homemade granola or use store bought to add extra crunch and flavor.
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl topped with granola, banana slices and a strawberry with a gold spoon.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try:

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

5 from 4 votes
This thick and creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl has a beautiful, bright pink color and tastes just like a smoothie bowl you'd get from a smoothie shop.
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl topped with granola, banana slices and a strawberry.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 Pitaya Plus Smoothie packets
  • 1 frozen banana,, in chunks
  • 1/2 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Toppings: banana slices, berries, shredded coconut, homemade granola,

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients except toppings into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth, using the tamper on your blender to help move the frozen fruit around. You shouldn't need to but you can add more almond milk if the mixture is too thick to process. Remember it's a smoothie bowl so you want it plenty thick!
  • Scoop into a bowl. Sprinkle on toppings and enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl without toppings Calories: 371kcal Carbohydrates: 59g Protein: 6g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 95mg Potassium: 507mg Fiber: 13g Sugar: 39g
Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dragon fruit smoothie bowl

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    31 comments
    1. Janet Fazio
      July 13, 2021 AT 2:29 pm

      This looks so refreshing! We’ve had way too many 100+ degree days here this summer. This looks great for breakfast (or dessert!)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 14, 2021 AT 11:18 am

        It’s super refreshing, Janet! Let me know if you try it 🙂

    2. Taylor Byers
      June 26, 2021 AT 10:26 pm

      5 stars
      PHENOMENAL FLAVOR! Such a sweet treat with the banana and pitaya! I topped with blackberries, cacao nibs, slivered almonds and granola! Such good flavor, I love the added almond better for more creaminess! This smoothie bowl turns out so pretty!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2021 AT 12:10 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad this smoothie bowl was a hit, Taylor!! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    3. Chelsea Goff
      June 24, 2021 AT 8:43 pm

      5 stars
      This smoothie bowl is the best! Especially on a beautiful summer night!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 25, 2021 AT 11:11 am

        Yay! So glad this smoothie bowl was a success, Chelsea! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    4. Joy @accountable_tiu
      November 24, 2018 AT 11:46 am

      5 stars
      I’ve made this twice so far and it’s very good. I love the mild, delicate taste of pitaya vs. açaí (which is just too sweet for me). It’s also a great alternative to protein-powder based smoothie bowls. I used the Pitaya Plus brand.

    5. Rebecca Lwin
      June 1, 2015 AT 5:10 pm

      Brittany, this looks amazing and I will definitely try it. I’m a dietitian living in Southeast Asia where we get both pink & white dragon fruit. Love, love, LOVE it- just so darn healthy and delicious!! I’ve always just eaten it fresh with a squeeze of lime, but now I’m gonna try your breakfast bowl. Yum, and thanks!! 🙂

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