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Dragon Fruit Smoothie
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Dragon fruit smoothie – Dragon fruit or also known as Pitaya is a fruit native to Mexico, South America and Central America. Now the dragon fruit has also been cultivated in Asia such as Indonesia. The only place in the United States that there planting dragon fruit is Hawaii. So, for those of you who in America could see the dragon plant directly in Hawaii.

The dragon fruit has a variety of colors such as red, white. Exotic shape and have a taste a bit bland but slightly sweet. Dragon fruit seeds almost the same as kiwi fruit seeds, tastes good and cold.

Dragon Fruit Nutrition and Health Benefits

Dragon fruit is a fruit full of vitamin C, iron, and protein. Dragon fruit juice in a cup which is about 200 grams contains 4 g protein, 3 g fat healthy, 3 mg iron, 2 g fiber, and contains 24% of your daily vitamin C purposes.

The health benefits of dragon fruit is extraordinary, not only because the content as above, but the dragon fruit is also rich in anti-oxidants. Based on recent research that the great dragon fruit skin to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Using Dragon Fruit In Smoothie Recipes

The dragon fruit has a mild flavor, so you can mix with other fruit dragon fruit which has a mild taste like banana, papaya and mango. Besides this, add a little coconut can also provide taste very good.

To give a green smoothie, you can use spinach or lettuce. Kale and dandelion will overpower the flavor of dragon fruit.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Recipes

1. Dragon Fruit and Blueberry Smoothie (Green Smoothie)

  • Peel Dragon fruit for 1/2 cup
  • Take 1 gram chia seeds, soak for 5 minutes
  • Blue berry frozen as much as 1/2 cup
  • As much as 2 cups of baby spinach
  • Almond milk as much as 4 ounces (without sugar)

In one serving of dragon fruit smoothie contains calories: 131, Vitamin A: 40%, Fat: 2 g (grams), Carbs: 21g, Calcium: 6%, Protein: 5g, Iron: 3.6mg, Vitamin C: 36%

2. Dragon Fruit Smoothie with a mix Strawberry

  • Peel the Dragon fruit for 1/2 cup
  • 5 of big Strawberry
  • Peel one small banana
  • As much as 2 cups of baby spinach
  • As much as 6 ounces of water, filtered

In the dragon fruit smoothie with strawberry mixture contains calories: 192, Protein: 6g, Iron: 3.8mg, Vitamin A: 41%, Fat: 2 g (grams), Carbs: 41g, Vitamin C: 117%, Calcium: 7%.

3. Dragon Fruit and Fig (Green Smoothie)

  • Peel the Dragon fruit for 1/2 cup
  • 2 medium figs
  • Blackberries as much as 1/4 cup
  • As much as 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 4 ounces of pomegranate juice

The dragon fruit smoothies contain calories: 247, Vitamin C: 58%, Fat: 3g (grams), Carbs: 54g, Protein: 6g, Calcium: 11%, Iron: 4.1mg, Vitamin A: 42%.