Why You Should Add Dragon Fruit to Your Grocery List

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Have you ever been at the grocery store and wandered past something that resembled a ball of pink dragon scales? That would be pitaya (a.k.a. dragon fruit) and it’s awesome!

Packed with antioxidants and high in fiber, this tropical fruit that hails from Southeast Asia is quickly becoming the go-to superfood for the smoothie-savvy fitness crowd. Not only does it keep your heart healthy, it also has anti-aging properties, so you can literally eat your way to pretty!

Much like an intense HIIT routine, dragon fruit can be intimidating to navigate the first go-round, but once you try it, we bet you’ll fall in love like we did! From smoothie bowls to protein-packed shakes, you can make some really yummy recipes.

To get you started, we are sharing one of our favorite post-workout shakes packed with more than 31 grams of protein. Have recipes you’d like to share? E-mail them to gus@skinnyco.com for consideration!

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The Vanilla Dragon


1 dragon fruit

½ cup frozen pineapple

5 oz greek yogurt

½ cup coconut water

1  Vanilla Skinny Shake® Go Pack

1 cup ice

Slice the dragon fruit in half lengthwise then scoop out the flesh into a blender. Add the frozen pineapple, greek yogurt, coconut water, Go Pack and ice. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition: 400 Calories, 48 g Sugar, 1.5 g fat, 31 grams protein

 

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