A wealth of B vitamins are found in dragon fruit, including B1, B2 and B3 for improved immune function as well as vitamin B12 for energy, concentration, improved mood and red blood cell production. High-Pro Smoothie Bowl: Blend together 1 cup frozen mango cubes, 1 cup frozen pineapple cubes, 1 packet frozen pitaya puree, 2 handfuls spinach, ½ peeled kiwi, ½ cup almond milk and 1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder. Top with granola or fresh fruit.
AS A GOOD-GUT SIDE The oligosaccharides found in dragon fruit act as prebiotics, improving digestion and gut health, controlling weight gain, and preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancer, according to research published in 3 Biotech. Dragon fruit also contains 1 gram of fiber (per 100 grams), aiding digestion and normalizing blood sugar. Dragon Fruit Salad: To a large bowl, add 2 cups chopped dragon fruit, 1 pint halved strawberries, 1 pint blueberries, 1 pint blackberries and 6 fresh mint leaves, finely shredded. Whisk together 2 tablespoons honey and 1⁄8 cup olive oil, then drizzle over salad. Stir gently and refrigerate 1 hour.