Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie. Vegan.

Happy August friends! Yes, I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus lately since starting to work outside the home, taking my oldest back to college and training.  No excuses though, I’m back with a fun summery protein smoothie.  I love protein smoothies post training session or even for dinner with these very hot temperatures lately.  Great way to get your protein and fiber into your diet!  Plus this color?  I love it.  I will admit my smoothies are typically a lovely shade of green/gray due to all the veggies I pack in.  Fear not, these are veggie free but still so good for you.  Shall we get started?

Pitaya, aka dragon fruit, is mainly grown in South America, and is recognized for its bright pink color making smoothies and bowls very attractive.  The Pitaya is a superfood and reported high in antioxidants and helps reduce inflammation.  Pitaya is high in vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system.  It has 5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, magnesium and iron.  So that covers the fruit component of this smoothie.

Hemp Yeah! is a brand new protein powder from Manitoba Harvest.  They sent me two containers to sample, one chocolate, one vanilla.  Both taste great, blend up creamy and have 20 grams of protein per 5 tablespoons (the protein comes sans scoop).  The protein is organic and non gmo to boot!

Thank you Manitoba Harvest for supplying me with the protein powder for this recipe.  My opinions on this product are mine and reflected in this post.

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2 Comments

  1. This looks delicious.
    Is there a recipe, or is
    the idea to combine a
    packet of the Dragonfruit
    (where is this found —
    freezer section?), five
    TBSP of the protein powder
    and a handful of raspberries?
    Looking forward to trying!

    Cheers,
    Suzanne

    1. Hi Suzanne, Asian markets often have the actual dragonfruit that you can use. If not, fresh berries or frozen would work perfectly as well! I would use 1 cup.

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