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Dragon Fruit Juice Recipes - Delicious Drink

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    A Taste of a Beautiful Tropical Fruit

    As a gardener, I find dragon fruit particularly fascinating. This juicy exotic fruit with a sweet taste is perfect for beverages, desserts, salads, etc. Have fun in your kitchen and create vibrant recipes!

    Dragon Fruit: A Brief Overview

    Known for its pink color and black seed, dragon fruit combines beauty and health. Native to Central America and popular in South Asia, you can find pitahaya varieties in grocery stores worldwide. Yellow, pink, white, purple, and red dragon fruits have slightly different flavors.


    You can often find articles or YouTube videos about dragon fruit or pitaya. In this article, I will not use the term pitaya but pitahaya. Pitaya comes from the genus Stenocereus and, pitahaya comes from the genus Hylocereus.

    Two type of cactus: Stenocereus and HylocereusImages from Unsplash

    Classic Dragon Fruit Juice Recipe


    • 1 pitahaya

    • 1 tsp lemon juice

    • 2 tsp honey, maple syrup or sugar (optional)

    • Ice cubes


    1. Slice the dragon fruit and scoop out the flesh.

    2. In a blender, add sugar, the pitahaya, and lemon juice. Mix until you obtain a smooth texture.

    3. Pour the juice through a strainer into a glass.

    4. Add ice cubes and enjoy your refreshing dragon fruit juice.


    The sweetness of the dragon fruit varies, so adjust the sugar according to your taste.

    Exotic Blend and Pitahaya


    • 1 dragon fruit

    • 1 tsp lime juice

    • 1 tsp rapped ginger

    • 1 fruit of your choice (I recommend kiwi, mangos, lychee, or melon)

    • 2 tsp honey, maple syrup or sugar (optional)


    1. Slice the pitahaya and the fruit of your choice, and scoop out the flesh.

    2. In a blender, add sugar, fruits, ginger, and lime juice. Blend until you obtain a smooth texture.

    3. Pour the liquid through a strainer into a glass.

    4. Serve immediately for a fresh drink.

    Dragon Fruit Smoothie


    • 1 pitahaya

    • ½ cup pineapple

    • ½ banana

    • 1 cup coconut milk


    1. Cut all the fruits into small cubes.

    2. Mix the fruit and coconut milk in a blender until the consistency of a puree or more liquid.

    3. Serve in a tall glass for a creamy drink or in a container with some granola for a healthy smoothie bowl!


    You can also add some yogurt for a more nutritious meal.

    Superfood Shake


    • 1 dragon fruit

    • ½ cup mixed berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, acai, raspberry)

    • ½ cup of spinach or kale

    • 1 cup almond or coconut milk

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract


    1. Mix dragon fruit, berries, greenery, almond milk, and vanilla.

    2. Serve immediately for a fresh dragon fruit, low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidant shake.

    Dragon Fruit Iced Tea


    • 1 dragon fruit

    • 1 tea bag (green or black tea)

    • Honey, maple syrup, or sugar to taste

    • Ice cubes


    1. Prepare the tea and let it cool.

    2. Blend dragon fruit or use a juicer to extract only the juice.

    3. Mix the fruit and the tea.

    4. Sweeten, add ice, and serve!

    Conclusion: The Joy of Dragon Fruit in Beverages

    Incorporating dragon fruit into your drinks gives a gorgeous appearance and a fun way to enjoy a lot of nutrients like vitamin C, iron, and magnesium. Whether you're sipping a classic juice or a creamy smoothie, each recipe here showcases the versatility and health benefits that taste like a day at the beach. If you have any comments or suggestions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me!


    Can I use frozen dragon fruit?

    Absolutely! They work well in smoothies.

    How do I know if a dragon fruit is ripe?

    A ripe dragon fruit is characterized by bright colors (such as pink, red, or yellow), a slightly soft when gently pressed, and a pleasant aroma.

    Where can I buy a dragon fruit?

    It's relatively easy to buy one at your local market, but if you have difficulty finding a pitahaya, you can often go to a specialty Asian grocery store.


    Try freezing dragon fruit cubes instead of regular ice in these recipes for an extra refreshing drink!