Pink Dragon Smoothie


The color of this smoothie alone is enough to wake you up, and it's all thanks to dragon fruit, or pitaya, a tropical fruit native to the Americas.

Pink Dragon Smoothie
Photo: Caitlin Bensel

The good news for pink smoothie lovers is that fiber-rich dragon fruit is now widely available in blender-ready frozen puree packs. So pop one into the blender along with equally vibrant raspberries and a small cooked beet for a pretty-in-pink smoothie that tastes and good as it looks.


  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened soy milk

  • ½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • 1 small (2 ounce) refrigerated cooked beet (such as Love Beets or Melissa’s), quartered (about ¼ cup)

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries

  • 1 3 ½-ounce package frozen dragon fruit puree (pitaya)

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, starting with soy milk and yogurt. Process until smooth, about 1 minute.

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