Welcome to the final day of your healthy week!
We’re so glad that you’ve defied all the odds of your busy life to defeat un-healthiness (sorry for the hyperbole) and reached the final day (i.e. 7th day).
Cheers to the time-saving, easy-to-make nutritious smoothie guide!
Today, we have the Dragon Fruit Smoothie for you, and here’s why it is as exciting as it sounds:
- Dragon fruit: Contains vitamins B and C, fatty acids, and phytonutrients.
- Banana: Laden with essential minerals and vitamins, such as potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin, and B6.
- Pineapple: Rich in calcium and manganese, along with dietary fiber and bromelain (an enzyme).
- Vanilla yogurt: Includes calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin D.
- Granola: Rich in fiber and iron.
Before diving into an action plan, here’s the magical charm once more for you: Mix, Freeze, Blend, and Drink!
Ingredients you require:
- Dragon fruit smoothie pack (frozen) - 1 pack (3.5 ounces)
- Bananas (frozen) - 2 (large)
- Pineapple (frozen) - 1/2 cup
- Vanilla yogurt - 3/4 cup
- Water (or juice) - 1/2 cup
- Trail mix (or granola) - 2 tablespoons
Instructions to go about it:
- Put 3.5 ounces of frozen dragon fruit smoothie pack into a blender.
- Slice the bananas into pieces, and put them into the blender as well.
- Next, chop the pineapple into pieces, and add them to the blender.
- Pour 3/4 cup of vanilla yogurt on top of the pineapple and banana pieces.
- Add two tablespoons of trail mix or granola to the mixture.
- Close the lid of the blender and blend all the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth. Add water for a thinner consistency.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass.
- Your delicious smoothie is now ready to be served!
How is the Dragon Fruit/Pitaya Smoothie good for your health?
- Increases energy: Vitamin B and magnesium help support metabolism.
- Strengthens bones: Calcium and manganese in pineapple, yogurt, and banana strengthen bones. Vitamin D plays a vital role in the regulation of calcium and the maintenance of phosphorus levels in the blood. Phosphorus helps prevent arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Improves digestion and prevents diarrhea: Bananas can replace lost nutrients and are even part of the BRAT diet recommended during diarrhea.
Moreover, manganese, as well as Bromelain, in pineapple and yogurt support digestion.
- Good for the heart: The presence of fiber in granola, bananas, and pineapple reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood, thus minimizing the risk of heart disease. Potassium in yogurt and banana regulates heart rate and blood pressure and keeps the brain alert.
Dragon fruit has a high amount of fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
The high iron content in granola and banana also improves anemia.
- Boosts immunity: Bromelain in pineapple is considered as an immunity booster.
- Heals insect bites: Bromelain soothes insect bites and stings.
- You may also use freshly chopped dragon fruit instead of the frozen dragon fruit smoothie pack.
- Learn how to cut pineapples in a simple yet effective method and without creating much fuss either.
- You may add a handful of spinach, spirulina powder, or flax seeds to boost your smoothie.
- In case you want a recap of all the smoothies from the first day till the sixth day, go through Day 1- Banana Smoothie, Day 2- Detox Smoothie, Day 3- Green Smoothie, Day 4- Strawberry Smoothie, Day 5- ABC Smoothie, and Day 6- Blueberries Smoothie.
- If you are a fan of banana, then you can also try the yummiest almond milk banana smoothie or apple banana green smoothie.
- If coffee is your guilty pleasure, then kick-start your morning with creamy coffee or cold coffee. A cup of good brew would instantly brighten your day.
- The smoothie tastes best when it’s chilled. Add chunks of ice after the smoothie is prepared.