High Calorie Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink

Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

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Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

Are you in need of an easy to make, high calorie drink to add to your breakfast or snack? This Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink] is a delicious option! 

Adding this drink to your daily routine can help you reach your weight gain or maintenance goals.

Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

This refreshing drink is sure to be a summer favorite!

You can enjoy this drink as an addition to your morning breakfast, or pair it with your favorite snack.

Some delicious snack pairings to have with this drink include; pretzels and hummus for a salty addition to the sweet drink, crackers and cheese for a filling snack, or mini caramel rice cakes for a sweet after dinner dessert!

Benefits of High Calorie Drinks 

Gaining and maintaining weight can be hard for many people including, older adults, people with reduced appetites, and those who are underweight or at risk for malnutrition. 

Adding in high calorie drinks is an easy and delicious way to hit your calorie intake goals for those who need to gain or maintain weight. 

For more information on how to gain weight, check out our blog Tips on How to Gain Weight Fast and Healthfully.  

Nutrition Benefits in Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

The use of dragon fruit in this recipe makes for a beautiful pink colored drink. Dragon fruit is also high in fiber and vitamin C! 

Whole milk yogurt in this Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink] recipe is a good source of protein, probiotics, and calcium. Probiotics help maintain a healthy gut and digestive system, and calcium contributes to strong bone and muscle development.

The benefits of protein include, keeping you feel full, longer, reducing muscle loss, and building lean muscle. 

Drinking this Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink] as a part of your post workout snack is a great way to incorporate more protein into your diet. 

What is Dragon Fruit?

Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit that is either white or pink on the inside with black seeds.  

It can also be referred to as pitaya or pitahaya, and is sometimes called a strawberry pear. The taste is often described as a cross between a kiwi and a pear. The texture is similar to a soft pear and the seeds inside are edible. 

Dragon fruit is native to southern Mexico and Central America and is the fruit from different cactus species.

Many smoothie and smoothie bowl restaurants use the pitaya version as a base for their smoothies and bowls to get that bright pink color!  

Selecting Your Dragon Fruit

To ensure you get a ripe fruit at the grocery store, select one with bright pink skin that is slightly soft when squeezed. The most common variety of dragon fruit is white on the inside. To get the bright pink color for your drink, look specifically for the variety pitaya. 

If you buy a dragon fruit that is not completely ripe, you can leave it out on the counter for a few days. Test it each day by pressing on the skin to see if it is soft. 

You can find Dragon Fruit at most local grocery stores and they are delicious raw, in drinks like this Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink], or in smoothies!

How to Cut a Dragon Fruit

Let’s look at how to safely cut a dragon fruit! 

dragon fruit

With a sharp knife, place the fruit on a cutting board. Cut the ends off, then cut in half lengthwise. 

cut in half

Use a spoon or your fingers to peel the skin away from the edible fruit on the inside, it should peel away easily. The skin is not edible and should be discarded.   

peeled

Now your fruit is ready to be chopped! Cut the fruit into pieces of whatever size you need. You can store the cut dragon fruit in a sealed container in the fridge.

pieces chopped

Add dragon fruit to this Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink] recipe, smoothies, yogurt or oatmeal bowls, or enjoy raw!

Ingredients for Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

This recipe uses the following ingredients: 

  • 4 pieces Dragon Fruit (about 36 grams) 
  • 1 small container Whole Milk Yogurt, Plain 
  • Water 
High calorie dragon fruit yogurt drink

How to Make Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

This drink is simple and easy to whip up at any time of the day! 

First, add the dragon fruit and water to a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Add the dragon fruit and water mixture to a glass, then add the yogurt and mix well. 

Now you have a refreshing and nutritious drink to enjoy!

Swaps for Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

Need alternative ingredients? Here are some other options to try!

Dragon Fruit– swap with Kiwi 

Plain Whole Milk Yogurt– swap with any other flavor whole milk yogurt that you like!

Note: Greek Yogurt will not work as well for this recipe because it is so thick. Aim for regular yogurts that have a runny texture vs thicker yogurts. 

Looking for more delicious summer drinks? Try our Tropical Coconut Milk Smoothie!

Let’s Check out the Recipe!

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Highest Calorie Fruit [Dragon Fruit Yogurt Drink]

This easy to make, high calorie drink will be a summer favorite!
Servings 1 drink
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 36 grams dragon fruit (about 4 pieces)
  • 1 small container* plain whole milk yogurt
  • water

Instructions
 

  • Add the dragon fruit to a blender and fill with water until the fruit is just covered. Blend for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the dragon fruit mixture into a glass, add the yogurt, and mix well.
  • Now your drink is ready to enjoy!

Notes

*when choosing a yogurt, you can pick the small individual yogurt containers they sell at the grocery store (about 100 mL). Make sure to choose regular whole milk yogurt and not greek yogurt, as greek yogurt will be too thick for this recipe. The yogurt should be more like a liquid consistency and you can choose any flavor you like!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 126mgPotassium: 352mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 275mgIron: 1mg
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