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Dragon Fruit Smoothie

With the never-ending wintery weather and drenching rain, I’m ready to feel like I’m in a place that’s bursting with sunshine and warmth. Instead of hearty soups, I’m eager to crave raw foods and fresh vegetables. This dragon fruit smoothie, with cheery pink skin, might just offer a taste of warmth.

Dragon fruit is typically in season in summer and late fall, but with different growing locations and off season production techniques, it’s possible to find it year round. In addition to the easily sliced pink peel, it has green scales and white flesh with edible black seeds scattered throughout. You may also find the pink fleshed variety in the freezer section. Next time you see one in the grocery store, grab it along with this recipe.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 dragon fruit
  • 4-5 ice cubes


  1. Slice the dragon fruit in half and scoop the flesh into a blender. Discard the pink rind.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth. Serve.

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Aubrey Schultz

Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Read below for details about her training program for the Portsmouth Half Marathon in 2018.  Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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