Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

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Grabbing a spoonful of our vegan Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with fresh fruit, coconut, and granola

Sometimes your food just needs to be extra.

Like, you don’t just want it to taste good. You also want it to look beautiful.

Those two needs are happily met in this SUPER creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl that’s ready in 5 minutes with just 5 wholesome ingredients.

Wood cutting board with banana, hemp seeds, frozen raspberries, dragonfruit, vegan protein powder, and coconut milk for making a Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Frozen banana creates the creamy, sweet base. Frozen raspberries (or other berry of choice) add a bit of fruit flavor and antioxidants, while frozen dragon fruit creates that gorgeous hot-pink hue.

To be honest, dragon fruit doesn’t taste like much (but it adds tons of health-promoting vitamins and minerals), which is why adding any combination of fruit and protein powder will affect the flavor however you wish!

Blender filled with ingredients for making a healthy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl for breakfast

The secret to a thick smoothie bowl consistency?

  • Blend slow and slow
  • Scrape often
  • Add only as much liquid as needed to blend

It’s as easy as that!

Vibrantly colored Dragon Fruit Smoothie in a blender

We hope you LOVE this bowl! It’s:

Creamy
Naturally sweet
Vitamin- + Nutrient-packed
Easy to make
Hot pink (!!)
& So delicious

This would make the perfect quick-and-easy breakfast, snack, or healthier dessert. Enjoy it as is, or top with tasty things like Aquafaba Granola, banana, coconut butter, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds!

For more smoothie bowls, check out our Super Green Smoothie Bowl, Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl, PB&J Açaí Bowl, and Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

A Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl for the perfect gluten-free vegan breakfast treat

Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl ready in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients! Wholesome, creamy, nutrient-packed, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Using a spoon to scoop up a bite of a delicious Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with fresh fruit
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothie bowls)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 1 Day

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE BOWLS

  • 2 packets frozen dragon fruit* (unsweetened // we like PitayaPlus brand)
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or other fruit of choice)
  • 2 medium ripe bananas previously peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder (right now, we like Nuzest and Tropeaka)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup dairy-free milk (we used DIY Coconut Milk)

TOPPINGS optional

  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hemp seeds
  • Granola

Instructions

  • To a high-speed blender, add frozen dragon fruit, frozen raspberries, banana, protein powder, and dairy-free milk (starting with lower end of range). Blend until creamy and smooth. The trick to a thick smoothie bowl is being patient and blending slowly, adding only as much liquid as necessary, and using a smoothie wand (or something comparable that's blender safe) to scrape the sides down as it blends.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, dairy-free milk for creaminess, or berries for more intense berry flavor.
  • Divide between serving bowls and enjoy as is or top with fruit fruit, granola, hemp seeds, and coconut flakes (optional).
  • Best when fresh. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Freeze for longer-term storage. Or freeze in ice cube mold to use in future smoothies.

Notes

*2 packets dragonfruit equals approximately 3/4 cup dragonfruit.
*1 scoop Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder equals approximately 12g.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with coconut milk, Nuzest vanilla protein powder, and without toppings.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 bowl Calories: 225 Carbohydrates: 48 g Protein: 8.1 g Fat: 1.6 g Saturated Fat: 0.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.11 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.08 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 92 mg Potassium: 552 mg Fiber: 8.92 g Sugar: 26.6 g Vitamin A: 684 IU Vitamin C: 23.71 mg Calcium: 56.4 mg Iron: 2.59 mg

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  1. Spencer says

    I loved this recipe! The color is amazing too. I ended up needing to put a bit more liquid in than called for, as my blender was having trouble, but it still ended up totally fine! I will definitely make this again!

  2. Elena says

    Super delicious and easy. I added nut butter instead of protein powder and it gave it a nice taste. I don’t have a great blender so I used an immersion blender instead and it worked. Topped with your grain free granola recipe and hemp seeds.

  3. Olivia says

    I made this smoothie bowl and it was by far my favorite one! The flavors were excellent and it was a gorgeous hot pink color. Instead of coconut milk, I used whole milk, but I don’t think it affected the taste at all.

  4. Behealthiers says

    Start blending on low speed, using the tamper (if you have one) as necessary to keep the fruit moving, until fruit is incorporated. Slowly increase speed until the smoothie flows freely through the blade.

  5. Mary says

    Where can a person find frozen dragon fruit? I have seen fresh dragon fruit at Kroger, but the inside is white? Does frozen contain the peel? Or are there different kinds? I am a small town-er, but I definitely want to make this! ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Mary, we have a few ideas for you: 1) You could cube and freeze the fresh dragon fruit with the white inside, but it won’t have the same vibrant color. It should taste similar, though! 2) We used the brand Pitaya Plus– we used frozen, but they also have a powder that could probably be shipped more easily. Hope that helps!

  6. Erica says

    This is delicious! I don’t care for smoothie bowls, so I added more soy milk to make the mixture thinner. Oh, and I added a few strawberries, too. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Allie says

    I have found pink Dragon Fruit frozen fruit packs at Whole Foods, but have not seen them at Trader Joe’s…
    I got tired of paying big bucks for acai and dragon bowls, so I too started experimenting at home.
    I find that frozen mango chunks added to either of this will give it a thick consistency as well as using only as little almond milk or other liquid as you can (as you stated).
    I started pouring it into a tall glass instead of a bowl, and then added some coconut whipped topping, hemp seeds, cacao nibs and bee pollen, and I eat it with a spoon. For my health and weight watching, this gives me a decadent dessert, with lots of good mouth feel as you eat each spoonful of frozen fruit base together with the coconut whipped topping and healthy toppings I mentioned.

  8. Geraldine says

    YUM! I didn’t have dragon fruit, so I substituted fresh pineapple—does it still count that I made this if I didn’t use the main ingredient?? Anyway… I served it as a dessert topped with coconut whipped cream and a light sprinkle of toasted almond pieces. It was amazing, the perfect treat on a hot summer night.

  9. Shelly says

    Hi Dana,
    I just made the dragonfruit smoothie bowl and it was delvious. I topped with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes.

    What a treat!!!

  10. Paula says

    We, my two littles & I, are loving this smoothie recipe! We tried it with blueberries instead of raspberries this morning and it was super yummy. Thank you!

  11. Thera says

    This smoothie bowl was pretty good! I added frozen mango and omitted the protein powder. The dragonfruit has essentially no flavor, so, while it does add a gorgeous color, don’t expect more than the combined taste of your other ingredients.

  12. Susan says

    Do you eat the seeds of the Dragon Fruit?

    Why do you add protein powder to a smoothie? Is protein powder minimally processed?

    Thank you for any guidance,
    Susan

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Susan, yes you can eat the seeds. And the protein powder is optional, of course. The ones I link to (especially Nuzest) are minimally processed.

  13. Bob says

    Hoping to not sound too dumb but I’m guessing the square chunks with the seeds are cubed Dragon Fruit ? Please let me know either way.

    Thanks,
    Bob W.

  14. Annie says

    Awesome timing! I’ve been sick at home for nearly a month, and for some reason, one of the few things I can stomach are pitaya bowls. At $9 a pop, it’s really expensive.

    Where do you get the frozen dragon fruit? Do I need to head to a major grocery store or do they carry it at TJs? Thanks, Dana!

  15. Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says

    I just recently discovered frozen dragon fruit! Love the hot pink fun color it adds to smoothie bowls…that’s been my favorite way to use it! :)