Pitaya? Dragon Fruit? It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s simply delicious. Enjoy these 35 dragon fruit recipes…
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1. Dragon Fruit Ice Cream
The inside is delicious, it cools you off, and it is sure to make your taste buds go wild. Make. This. Now.
2. Dragonfruit Lime Sparkling Parfaits
Dragonfruit Lime Sparkling Parfait! This healthy parfait refreshes your morning with a frosty citrus taste, and loads of nutrients. Dragonfruit, or pitaya, is rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus.
3. Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding Smoothie
Vibrant pink dragon fruit smoothie topped on creamy chia pudding! It is a high fiber energizing superfood and the perfect way to start your day, enjoy as a snack or eat after a workout to refuel your body!
4. Mango Pitaya Ombre Crunchsicles
Love popsicles in the summertime? These fun and easy popsicles are perfect for hot summer days. With only two ingredients, these come together in no-time and are a healthy sugar-free alternative for your kids.
5. Vegan Dairy-Free Pink Dragon Fruit Milk
It’s no secret that I am huge a fan of the pink dragonfruit (also known as pitaya). Apart from the fact that the pink fruit turns every boring smoothie, cake or dessert into a pink color explosion, you should know that dragonfruit is super healthy too! It is rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus! Plus it contains a lot of fiber too.
6. Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Sometimes your food just needs to be extra. Like, you don’t just want it to taste good. You also want it to look beautiful. Those two needs are happily met in this SUPER creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl that’s ready in 5 minutes with just 5 wholesome ingredients.
7. Vegan Dairy-Free Pink Dragon Fruit Popsicles
Hand-brushed Dragonfruit Popsicles with Chocolate Core anyone? Yes, you heard right, a dark chocolate core encased in creamy cashew ice cream. I know what you are thinking: these won’t last long. And they shouldn’t. Cause they are an amazingly satisfying and perfectly wholesome summer treat which cools you down while nourishing your body.
8. Dragon Fruit Popsicles
Dragon Fruit Popsicles are a healthy, fast and delicious summer treat! These brilliant pink popsicles are full of anti-oxidants, vitamin C and good fat for fueling brain cells! Getting your kiddos to snack on these tropical superfood pops will be a cinch!
9. Dragon Fruit Protein Wafers
These are not candy, and they are not pastel, but in fact packed with protein and citrus-y fruit! I used dragon fruit and lemon juice today and the result is a refreshing bite that melts in your mouth.
10. Power Protein Pitaya Smoothie
Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a delicious and exotic choice of fresh, juicy fruit. And because it comes frozen, you can enjoy it anytime of the year! Blend it with coconut water or juice and some frozen berries, and you have an irresistible snack.
11. Bubblegum “Ice Cream”
A recipe for a raw, vegan Dragon Fruit Sorbet. This particular blend of ingredients results in a delicious bubble gum ice cream flavor!
12. Kiwi Dragon Fruit Green Smoothie Bowl
This Kiwi Dragonfruit Green Smoothie Bowl is a delicious tropical green smoothie served in a bowl with fruit topping.
13. Pink Dragon Fruit & Blueberry Smoothie
Pink dragonfruit – also known as pitaya – is my LOVE. I order it in embarrassing amounts from pitaya plus. I get the cubes and smoothie packets. Both are excellent! That’s the base for this smoothie. It’s sweet but sort of tart? Also, good news for you banana haters because this smoothie is banana-free! WAHOO.
14. Dragon Fruit Cream Sandwich Cookies
Sugar cookies are special, a little dessert that can be held in your hand. And this is not just a cookie, it is a cream-filled sandwich cookies. Double fun. And double fun as well because the cream that stuffs this cookie is only 2 ingredients and so healthy.
15. Vegan Gluten-Free Pink Dragon Fruit Cheesecake
I am just so in love with these dreamy pink summer bars! When I start working on a recipe I usually end up with something completely different but with this one it turned out exactly like I envisioned it. This Dreamy Dragonfruit Cheesecake is such a stunner, so perfect for garden parties or picnics. I am also thinking it would look really cute for a wedding! It is a summery light berry cashew cheesecake using beautiful dragonfruit powder by just blends which is my favorite pink coloring agent for raw desserts.
16. Pitaya Dragon Fruit Cheesecake
Dragon fruit also known as pitaya is full of antioxidant and best eaten chilled. The fuchsia thin rind envelopes the large mass of lightly fragranced sweet white, red or pinkish pulp and small edible black seeds. Taste the unique blend of dragon fruit with cheese with the accompanying recipe.
17. Dragon Fruit Tartlets
Dragon fruits are flamboyant with their shocking pink skins and their even more shocking purple-pink insides. However, they are, in flavor, not such the drama queen that they appear to be (its more elegant twin is white inside).
18. Strawberry Dragon Fruit Chia Pudding
This strawberry dragonfruit chia pudding can be enjoyed for a healthy breakfast snack or dessert. It’s a simple recipe that is loaded with fresh fruity flavor!
19. Dragon Fruit Citrus Smoothie
This fresh fruity smoothie is great at boosting immunity, controlling moods and hunger, and is also kid-friendly given that color! This recipe also includes a fast easy way to make faux homemade plant yogurt, read on!
20. Dragon Fruit Lemon Cheesecake
Dragon Fruit Lemon Cheesecake… who comes up with this stuff? Diana does, and we couldn’t be happier that she did. We’ve attempted other cheesecake recipes before, but none came out like this. Think of a delicious crust base with a lite citrus cream filling, and a touch of granola crunch… heaven! Ah. Don’t forget about the fresh kiwi’s on top:) This is a must try recipe you’ll love, so please comment your thoughts below.
21. Dragon Fruit Lemonade
This electric pink lemonade is most definitely an unforgettable summer drink.
22. Pink Dragon Fruit Citrus Syrup
Dragonfruit, or pitaya, is so healthy! I made it into a fruit-sweetened syrup to add to water or pour on pancakes or flavor smoothies. Dragonfruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, B vitamins, and protein. Pair it with lime and a bit of orange juice for a fruity flavorful syrup.
23. Dark Chocolate Dragon Fruit Coconut Treats
Dark Chocolate Dragon Fruit Coconut Treats – a light sweet and bright pink treat that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients.
24. Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Creamy dragon fruit smoothie made with coconut milk, banana, mango, chia seeds, and a dragon fruit smoothie pack. Find out how to make this thick and cold dragon fruit smoothie as a bowl or a drinkable smoothie.
25. Dragon Fruit Sorbet
Maintaining after weight loss is very much an ongoing challenge. I still have those same desires for decadent desserts and other fat snacks. It’s especially difficult when summer rolls around and there are parties with barbecues, cocktails, and lots of ice cream to consume. I made homemade dragon fruit sorbet to help curb those desires.
26. Dragon Fruit Macarons
The macaron is such a lovely, delicate treat, but making it does take a bit of practice. Luckily, there are very few ingredients involved and the recipe yields a few dozen cookies so lots of opportunities for improvement!.
27. Pitaya Pink Lemonade
Clearly, I’m a huge fan of this fruit. But then I realized…I want to try something different with it! It’d be a perfect ingredient for a bright, summery, and refreshing drink! I finally got around to making that drink and am so excited to share it with you all…Pink Pitaya Lemonade!
28. Dragon Fruit & Avocado Salsa
Sweeter salsas are a nice way to cool off on a summer day because they’re light, fresh and healthy. No added salt is a huge bonus, plus if you’re eating them with tortillas/tacos/crackers, you won’t need the salt anyways.
29. Dragon Fruit Jam
A beautiful looking and easy jam made from red dragon fruit or pitaya fruit. Dragon fruits have either white flesh or pink/deep magenta-colored flesh, with tiny edible black seeds similar to that of kiwi fruit. The jam that gets ready with this gorgeous fruit has a different texture from other fruit jams. It has a jelly-like texture and its seeds give an extra crunch.
30. Chocolate Cupcakes with Dragon Fruit Buttercream
Last week they had local organic dragon fruit, so I picked a few up to make something delicious! I was actually going to make a salad, but my sweet tooth, having a mind of its own, convinced me I needed a chocolate cupcake with dragon fruit buttercream… I know, crazy! I made my mother-in-law’s amazing chocolate cupcake recipe and then altered my favorite buttercream recipe using dragon fruit and my goodness were they yummy!!
31. Dragon Fruit Banana Sherbet
For more than three years, I have been on the hunt for Dragon Fruit. Not a joke – I saw it on Tastespotting back in 2008, and thought it was the most beautiful fruit I had ever laid eyes on. The described flavor of strawberry and kiwi? Only made matters worse…
32. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls
These Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls are a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert. The Pitaya Bowl craze is popular in juice shops for a reason – pitaya (dragon fruit) is full of antioxidants, and is a low calorie, nutrient dense fruit. A pitaya bowl is a great vegan or paleo breakfast option.
33. Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheesecake
Do you like cheesecakes? I love them since they are so creamy and delicious. This raw vegan cheesecake recipe is dairy free, egg free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, plant-based, fruity, light, and would be a great treat for the summer. It doesn’t contain any cholesterol like non-vegan cheesecakes and it requires no baking. Big bonus in my opinion.
34. Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars
These vegan dragon fruit cheesecake bars are a perfect healthier option for dessert. They’re completely raw and made with wholesome nutritious ingredients.
35. Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Dragon Fruit has always caught my eye in a grocery store. Its beautiful, vibrant color has always seemed to clash with its spiked, leathery skin. When I looked at it I had no idea how it tasted but finally took the leap and bought some last week after researching its uses.