Bring the taste of the tropics to your home with this refreshingly delicious Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie with Homemade Coconut Granola!
The subtly sweet dragonfruit provides the perfect base for your smoothie, to layer on yummy flavors like frozen banana or orange. With texture similar to kiwi and a mildly sweet taste, I find dragonfruit to be really refreshing and perfect for the warm (and HOT) summer months!
What’s great is that Sprouts Farmers Market has the perfect variety of summer tropical fruit varieties, all in one place. I spied the familiar favorites that I can’t get enough of this time of year like pineapples, kiwi and papaya.
Plus, Sprouts’ Produce Department has lots of interesting, less common tropical fruits too! So if you’re a fresh fruit fan like I am, you can get your hands on some amazing finds!
Dragonfruit, cherimoyas, rambutans, starfruit, and tamarinds – just to name a few! The list goes on, so make sure to stop into your local Sprouts to check out the latest seasonal tropical fruit goods.
The Sprouts Organic Red Beet Powder
Also blended with Sprouts Organic Red Beet Powder, this Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie with Homemade Coconut Granola has lots of nourishing ingredients. I’m loving this red beet powder to add to smoothies, as it’s vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and organic! No extra additives – just organic red beet powder!
The red beet powder has such mild flavor as well. So using 1 Tbsp. of it will add a gorgeous color to your smoothies or nice cream, while also adding antioxidants, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C!
You can check out other smoothie recipes here at the Sprouts website!
The Homemade Coconut Granola
A perfect topping for this Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie is this delicous (and simple!) one-bowl Homemade Coconut Granola. This recipe uses shredded coconut, but feel free to use shaved coconut / coconut flakes / coconut chips. You’ll have flavorful, crisp granola in around 30 minutes! And, your kitchen will smell wonderful.
I don’t know about you, but when I think “tropics”, I imagine coconuts, the beach, and fresh fruits, and palm trees. It was so fitting and fun to bring the tropics home during my staycation with this Homemade Coconut Granola for my smoothie bowl.
The whole family loved it, and it’s easily prepared in one bowl. Just add all the ingredients (minus the coconut), stir and bake. Then around halfway through, mix in the coconut and finish baking. Perfectly delicious and crunchy!
Other Summer Recipes to Try
Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie with Homemade Coconut Granola
- 1 dragonfruit ½ for blending, ½ for topping
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 Tbsp. Sprouts Organic Red Beet Powder
- ½ cup (approx.) unsweetened almond milk (or orange juice for sweeter version)
Toppings: Homemade Coconut Granola (recipe below), shredded coconut
Homemade Coconut Granola
- 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
- 1 ¼ cup chopped nuts cashews, almonds, walnuts
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper (or lightly grease the tray).
- In a mixing bowl, add all Homemade Coconut Granola ingredients except the shredded coconut (1 ¼ cup rolled oats, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, ½ tsp. cinnamon), 1 ¼ cup chopped nuts, ¼ cup maple syrup, 3 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted)), and gently stir well to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to the lined tray and spread out the mixture with a spatula.
- Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven, add the 1/3 cup + 2 Tbsp. shredded coconut. Toss well with the spatula and bake another 9 to 11 minutes, just until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool while preparing the smoothie.
- In a blender, add the ½ dragonfruit (slice the dragonfruit lengthwise and scoop out fruit), 3 frozen bananas, 1 Tbsp. Sprouts Organic Red Beet Powder, and approx. ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or orange juice).
- Blend until smooth, adding a small amount of liquid if needed.
- Transfer to a serving bowl(s) and top with the cooled Homemade Coconut Granola, additional shredded coconut, and chunks of fresh dragonfruit (you may use a melon baller to scoop out the dragonfruit for topping).