Dragon Fruit, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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Dragon Fruit, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

Well, you could have blown me over with a feather when I saw this extremely unusual looking object appear in my local supermarket.

Intrigued, I had to ask an assistant what the heck it was. ‘A pitaya, commonly known as a dragon fruit’, she said. I couldn’t resist.. I bought one (at a hefty price) with absolutely no idea what to do with it.

So I did a wee investigation online and found, firstly, that it’s loaded with nutrients and other health benefits – always a plus. And that most people use them raw in salads, in smoothies or even make sorbets and other desserts with them, given their natural sweetness. A smoothie felt like a good way to go and I figured, given its exotic and tropical origins, that I’d pair it with banana and pineapple. Turns out it was a really good combination. Enjoy.

Dragon Fruit, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

Dragon Fruit, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

A refreshing and exotic blend that combines the unique taste of dragon fruit with the sweetness of banana and tangy pineapple. This smoothie is a quick and easy way to enjoy the vibrant flavors of the tropics, enhanced with creamy yogurt and a hint of ginger for an extra zing. Perfect as a breakfast or a delightful snack, a healthy treat ready in just 5 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2
Calories 82 kcal


  • Blender


  • 1/2 dragon fruit
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
  • 1/3 cup yoghurt
  • A little grated fresh ginger to taste
  • 1 cup almond milk or rice or regular milk
  • Optional: Honey to taste (mine didn’t need extra sweetness)


  • Pop all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Add more liquid if it’s too thick.
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Banana, Dragonfruit, Pineapple, Smoothie
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About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


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    I love the stark contrast between the saturated pink outer and the monochrome inner. It seems more exotic than Earth.

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    i have to admit i am really obsessed with dragon fruit right now.. loving the idea of a dragon fruit smoothie, need to recreate the recipe!

  3. What are the calories in this?


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