Beet-Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie

I was in the mood for something red and rich in flavor and nutrients. Dragon fruit also known as pitaya, is a good source of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C and antioxidants! The seeds also contain small amounts of fats and proteins. Traditionally the fruit is said to help fight inflammation, aging, weight control and arthritis. It’s a lovely light soft fruit and works in a smoothie very well. Combine it with a little beet, a little lime, banana, mixed greens, and coconut water and you’re smoothie will be quite powerful (like a dragon!).


  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • ½ dragon fruit
  • ½ banana (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ beet (beetroot)
  • ½ lime, squeezed
  • 1 handful of mixed greens such as lettuce, arugula (rocket) and spinach
  • 1 handful of ice


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel the dragon fruit and beet.
  3. Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth.

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)


  • Dragon Fruit – pomegranate, mango, pineapple
  • Banana – Avocado
  • Beet – raspberries, blueberries, carrot
  • Lime – lemon
  • Mixed greens – kale, lettuce
  • Coconut water – almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk

Calories: 130

Fat: 0.5g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 320mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Fiber: 6g

Sugars: 16g

Protein: 4g