Dragon Fruit is a beautiful and delicious tropical fruit that might seem a little intimidating at first glance! Let me show you how to use this sweet treat with a Low FODMAP Dragon Fruit Recipe.

Have you tried it? Maybe you’ve seen it, but it feels a little too exotic to buy and try? When looking for dragon fruit in the store, you’ll usually find two different colors, pink or white (both have pink skin). Occasionally, you might also find a variety with yellow skin and pink flesh. The dragon fruit that’s pictured in this Low FODMAP Dragon Fruit Recipe (obviously) has a pink flesh. FYI: Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya or strawberry pear. They all taste pretty similar. When in the store, choose a dragon fruit like you’d choose an avocado. You want firm (but not hard), a little give (but not mushy) and deeply colored (without too many discolorations — shouldn’t ever look brown).

How to Prepare a Dragon Fruit

So, you’ve got a perfectly ripe fruit ready to be cut. If possible, cut the fruit soon before you’re going to eat it. Think about cutting a dragon fruit the same way to cut an avocado (without the pit) or kiwi. You’ll cut it in half (down the middle) and scoop out the good stuff, then discard the skin. If you need to store it after it’s been removed from its skin, make sure it’s sealed tight and refrigerated.

Okay, now that you’ve got your dragon fruit cut, let me talk you though a quick and easy low FODMAP dragon fruit recipe that you’ll quickly grow to love!

What You’ll Need:

1 pink dragon fruit (about 1 cup cut into cubes)
1 banana (sliced)
Dragon fruit (the leftovers!)
Kiwi Slices
<1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon pine nuts

What You’ll Do:

  • Start by cutting the dragon fruit into cubes and the banana into slices. Measure out 1 cup of dragon fruit and place it + the banana in the freezer overnight. Store the rest of the dragon fruit in an airtight container in the fridge
  • Add the frozen fruit to your blender and pulse. Then, add the non-dairy milk and blend until smooth
  • Place the frozen blended fruit in a bowl.  Top with the leftover dragon fruit, pine nuts, chia and sliced kiwi
  • Enjoy it fast…before it melt!

Low FODMAP Dragon Fruit Recipe

Make this Low FODMAP Dragon Fruit Recipe Your Own! Here are a few fun suggestions:

  1. Try it without freezing the fruit first! It will be more like breakfast and less like dessert
  2. Instead of chia seeds, try hemp hearts or ground flax
  3. For the pine nuts, you could substitute low FODMAP nut options like peanuts, pecans, walnuts or macadamia nuts
  4. Add in some strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
  5. Top with a little coconut milk or almond based yogurt

Delicious and nutrient rich low FODMAP dragon fruit recipe ideas don’t have to be hard! Think of foods (like low FODMAP Dragon Fruit or Low FODMAP Quinoa Salad) that you CAN enjoy instead of focusing on the foods you can’t. Change Your Meals, Change Your Life!!

Nutrition Information:
Makes 2 Servings
160 calories, 3.5 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fiber, 15 grams sugar, 3 grams protein