Tropical drinks are the best. They are refreshing, exciting and quite beautiful. Those words all describe our dragon fruit drink recipe.
The word “perfect” also describes our tasty drink. You are going to have to just try it to believe it.
Dragon fruit is a type of tropical fruit that grows on a dragon fruit plant native to South America and Central America. It is an oval shape with a thin, leather like skin that is pink, yellow or red.
The flesh of the dragon fruit can be yellow, white, or pink. So which dragon fruit is best? They are all delicious! But what does a dragon fruit taste like?
Each one has a slightly different flavor but they all taste mildly sweet like a pear and kiwi combined.
The entire flesh of the dragon fruit is edible, even the seeds. Wondering how to cut a dragon fruit? You can cut the fruit in half and then use a spoon to simply scoop out the center. Yummy and convenient….
There are actually a lot of dragon fruit benefits. They are quite the healthy fruit! Here are just a few of the reasons why dragon fruit is nutritious:
- High in nutrients like fiber, magnesium, iron and vitamin C
- Rich in antioxidants which can help fight free radicals in the body and prevent certain types of cancers.
- Promotes gut health
- Boosts your immune system
- Improve blood iron levels
- Makes hair shinier and stronger
There are even more reasons why eating dragon fruit is good for your health. If you’re wondering is dragon fruit good for weight loss, the answer is yes. It is low in calories but quite filling thanks to all the fiber.
Is dragon fruit high in sugar? It does contain a lot of sugar but it is natural, unprocessed which isn’t so bad in moderation.
But can dogs eat dragon fruit? Yes! Even your pup can benefit from a little dragon fruit in their diet. It is a pretty amazing fruit!
Many grocery stores carry fresh dragon fruit, you just need to look when they are in season! Dragon fruit ripens from the early summer through mid fall.
The season spans for about 5 months so you should be able to find fresh dragon fruit for most of the year in your grocery store.
If you can’t find fresh dragon fruit, look for frozen fruit. Frozen dragon fruit can be found in the freezer aisle along with all the other frozen fruits. It is typically peeled and cubed before being frozen.
You can use the cubed dragon fruit just like fresh. If you can only find dragon fruit puree, that will work for this recipe too! In fact, the frozen puree is perfect.
Now, if you can’t find fresh dragon fruit and you can’t find frozen puree, there is still an option for you. Dragon fruit powder! You can order dragon fruit powder online and use it to make fantastic drinks.
Replace one cup of dragon fruit puree with one tablespoon of dragon fruit powder plus ½ cup extra grape juice or coconut milk. The drink will look delicious, taste delicious and it is much easier to keep dragon fruit powder on hand.
You never need to worry about buying fresh dragon fruit when you have the powder on hand!
How to Make a Dragon Fruit Drink Refresher
So now that you know all about dragon fruit, it’s time to make our tasty dragon fruit drink! It is easy to make, we promise! Here is what you need to do:
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender, just skip the dragon fruit slices which will be used as a garnish.
- Blend all the ingredients together.
- Pour into two tall glasses with ice.
- Garnish with a dragon fruit slice and a straw.
That’s it! Seriously, that is all you need to do. Blend! Everyone can handle that! You will be sipping on a dragon fruit drink in mere seconds when you follow this recipe!
Dragon fruit drinks are pretty popular and definitely a drink we have been enjoying quite often. How can we resist the fruity, creamy, sweet taste of this easy drink.
Give our dragon fruit drink refresher recipe a try and let us know how it is! We think you will adore it.
We have received a lot of questions about our tasty dragon fruit creation so we wanted to take a minute to answer your questions here. You can always leave your questions in the comments below and we will answer ASAP!
But for now, read over these FAQs and hopefully they will help you on your drink journey.
What is in Starbucks dragon fruit drink?
The Starbucks dragon fruit drink is made with mango fruit juice, dragon fruit flavors, real dragon fruit, coconut milk, green coffee flavor and ice.
Is dragon drink good for health?
Dragon fruit does have lots of health benefits. It is packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. However, the Starbucks dragon drink is not the healthiest.
It is fairly high in fat thanks to the coconut milk and also high in sugar. It is not the healthiest drink but it is also not the worst for you- there are at least a few benefits!
Is it real dragon fruit in Starbucks drink?
Yes! There are real pieces of dragon fruit in Starbucks dragon drink.
How do I make dragon fruit juice?
You can make dragon fruit juice by pureeing dragon fruit with grape juice, mango juice or water. Dragon fruit juice is essentially thinned out, blended dragon fruit.
You can make it pretty easily! But we recommend making our full recipe to get a real, true refresher.
Does dragonfruit have caffeine?
Dragon fruit itself does not have caffeine but the Starbucks dragon drink does have caffeine. It is made with green coffee which gives the small drink about 45 mg of caffeine which is about the same as a cup of coffee.