I have always fancied the Dragon fruit. You can read here about my first introduction to this beautiful fruit.I have fallen in love since then.

I got a couple of these pink fruits a few days ago in the plans of creating as many dragon fruits recipes as possible.So in the next few weeks you can expect some easy yet awesome recipes with Dragon fruit.

There is a way of preparing this fruit for eating as such or for further processing.

Cut this fruit lengthwise

Run a spoon around the edges [between the flesh and the peel]

Gently tap out the flesh

If a small amount of pulp is stuck to the flesh scrape it off with a spoon

Dice the flesh.

The ‘shell’ can be used as a fancy cup to serve salad, sorbet, jelly etc. Freeze the shell until you are ready to use it.

Now coming to today’s recipe, it’s a very simple smoothie that is totally refreshing when served chilled.The crunchiness from the seeds is bound to impress kid’s and adults alike.

I used:

Dragon fruit, cubed – 1/2 a large fruit
Banana,chopped – 1,small
Blueberry flavored yogurt [chilled] – 200ml

Blend the dragon fruit cubes,banana with yogurt and serve immediately.

Note:

  • You can use Greek yogurt instead of flavored yogurt or if you like you can also use any other flavored yogurt.
  • I did not add sugar as the smoothie was sweet on its own. You can add honey / sugar if you want some extra sweetness
  • Add a little chilled water while blending if the smoothie is too thick.

The smoothie was mildly flavored and my Lil Angel ‘ate’ it from a spoon!The next time, I will add a little water as it was very thick.

This goes to Srivalli’s kid’s delight event hosted here with the theme Cool Comforts , Nayna’s Mocktails and cooler event, started by Pari

and also to Divya’s Show me your summer cooler event


Other recipes with Dragon fruit

Dragonfruit Salad

This day That year…

2010Baby Potato In Red Sauce

Catch up with my fellow marathoners in BM#5 and check out what they are cooking today…

Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid’s Special: Vardhini,

Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Harini, Suma, Veena

Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja

Summer Coolers: PJ– That’s me,  Vaishali

Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala

Happy cooking…

29 thoughts on “Dragon Fruit & Banana Smoothie”

  1. Last week only I saw this fruit in Chinese market & doesn't have any idea how to use it..For a surprise you have posted this lovely recipe..will try it soon dear..

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