5-Minute Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Ready in 5 minutes, this slurpable dragon fruit smoothie bowl makes healthy eating a breeze and is a great way to start the day! Look for frozen dragon fruit in your supermarket and blend it with creamy frozen bananas and beverage-style coconut milk (which is much lighter and lower-fat than canned coconut milk). Starfruit is a particularly fun topping, but if you can’t find it, try golden kiwifruit, additional chopped dragon fruit, or any fruit you have on hand. A light sprinkle of shredded coconut plus chia seeds and oil-free granola add chewy-crunchy textures that pop against the cool smoothie backdrop. This recipe makes two delicious bowls; for one serving, be sure to halve the recipe. 


This recipe calls for beverage-style coconut milk, which you’ll find in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, alongside other plant-based milks. If unavailable, feel free to substitute with another plant-based milk such as soy, oat, or almond milk.

For more smoothie inspiration, check out these tasty ideas:

By Ellen Boeke,

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  • ½ to ⅔ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (do not use canned; see tip, recipe intro)
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened dragon fruit cubes, such as Sambazon brand
  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen (2 cups)
  • 1 fresh starfruit, sliced
  • 1 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • ⅓ cup oil-free granola
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • In a blender combine ½ cup of the coconut milk, the dragonfruit, and bananas in the order given. Cover and blend until smooth, adding additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Pour into bowls. Top with remaining ingredients.

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Ellen Boeke has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer and food editor. She holds Bachelor's of Science degrees in consumer food science and journalism from Iowa State University and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Find her on LinkedIn.
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