Pitaya Smoothie / Dragon Fruit Smoothie – 3 Ingredient Frozen Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
This 3 ingredient dragon fruit smoothie is naturally sweet and vibrant—and it’s totally customizable! Take this basic fruit and yogurt smoothie recipe and make it your own, using your choice of frozen fruit, yogurt, and milk. Can it get any easier?
If you can find it, red dragon fruit is a fantastic smoothie base because of its sweet flavor and gorgeous red-purplish-pink color. Paired with some creamy yogurt and milk, it makes this simple yogurt fruit smoothie look beautifully neon! You don’t even need any added sugars or additional ingredients.
But, don’t feel limited to following this as a strictly dragon fruit smoothie recipe. It’s the most basic and delicious recipe for a creamsicle smoothie: frozen fruit + yogurt + milk! Think of this as the ultimate 3 ingredient smoothie base recipe, with room for endless variation.
Throw it together quickly in the morning, prepare as a make ahead smoothie to store in the freezer, or you can even freeze into popsicle molds for breakfast popsicles!
3 Ingredient Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie
When dragon fruit is in season or if it’s available at your grocery store, I highly recommend giving this red dragon fruit smoothie recipe a try! Luckily, I was able to find frozen dragon fruit at Sprouts Farmers Market, but fresh dragon fruit will work just as well.
If you’ve never tried it, dragon fruit is a sweet fruit with a mild flavor—sort of like a mix between a ripe kiwi and a melon. For me, it’s naturally sweet enough that I don’t need to add any sugar or sweetener. You don’t need to dress it up much to enjoy as a satisfying smoothie!
And, besides than the Instagram-worthy purple color seen in acai bowls, there’s no fruit that can compare to pink dragon fruit’s vibrance. Simply blend with yogurt and milk, and your pink dragon fruit smoothie is ready for sipping! (Maybe after you snap a quick photo...)
I like to use frozen dragon fruit because I can have it stored in the freezer anytime, and frozen fruit is great for adding thickness to smoothies. If using fresh dragon fruit, you can get a similar effect by blending with a few ice cubes, or add some extra yogurt for creaminess.
Customize: How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Yogurt, Infinite Ways!
Again, I decided to make a red dragon fruit smoothie, but this is really a customizable 3 ingredient smoothie recipe that you can make with all sorts of combinations. Use it as a make ahead smoothie base recipe made with YOUR favorite ingredients!
To start, base the smoothie around whichever fruit you like, or as many fruits as you like—frozen or fresh. Frozen blueberries and strawberries are a classic choice, or you can slice and freeze banana, mango, or any fruit really to keep on hand in the freezer! Feel free to add other nutritious ingredients as well, like chia seeds, oats, leafy greens, or other veggies.
Then, all you need is some yogurt and milk! I like to make a whole milk yogurt smoothie for a probiotic boost, and because the fat makes for a breakfast smoothie that’s more filling. And, while I prefer an unsweetened milk option like almond milk so I’m not adding any unnecessary sugars, feel free to sweeten to your liking.
For endless vegan smoothie combinations, simply use any non-dairy yogurt and milk options you like!
To Prep as a Make Ahead Frozen Smoothie
As I’ve shown in the past, you can turn just about any frozen fruit smoothie into a make ahead smoothie for meal prep purposes. Simply store your smoothie ingredients in bags or jars in the freezer until you’re ready to blend it up!
For this customizable fruit and yogurt smoothie though, you can actually blend it up and then freeze it to store until you want it. Once it’s blended, just transfer your yogurt smoothie into a jar or another freezer-safe container and freeze! Store for up to a month.
When you want to enjoy your frozen fruit smoothie, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for about an hour at room temperature. Take it on the go to sip and enjoy, or you could even serve as a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings!
Turn your Frozen Fruit Smoothie into Breakfast Popsicles!
The beauty of this 3 ingredient fruit yogurt milk smoothie is that you can also freeze it into POPSICLES. Healthy breakfast popsicles, anyone?!
Blend your frozen fruit and yogurt smoothie as you would normally, then pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze. Again, store in the freezer for up to a month. Whether it’s during the summer or just when you’re craving a fun breakfast-on-a-stick, frozen fruit smoothie popsicles are a great way to change up your healthy breakfast routine!