How to Make Dragon Fruit Apple Lemonade

Updated on October 9, 2018
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Ever since I was a kid, dragon fruit, also known as pitahaya or pitaya, has been one of my favorite fruits. There are different varieties of dragon fruit that are grown in different places. The color of the fruit's skin can be pink or yellow. The flesh may be pink, red, or white. The outer texture can be spiky or smooth. In most places, this fruit is relatively expensive. No wonder—because it offers so many health benefits.

In addition to dragon fruit, I really love apple. I believe in the old adage: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Usually, I have plenty of apples inside my refrigerator.

I also love citrus fruits, including lemon. Sometimes I will have plain water with just a bit of fresh lemon.

Since I often have all three of these fruits in my refrigerator, I thought of combining these ingredients to create a refreshing, healthy drink. This is my recipe for dragon fruit apple lemonade. It's easy, and it's delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 2 dragon fruit, cubed
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, sweetened
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For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 3 large bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • knife
  • chopping board

For Making the Dragon Fruit Apple Lemonade:

  • blender

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: serves two people

Instructions

  1. Slice apple and dragon fruit. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until all are fully incorporated.
  3. Add white sugar, to taste.
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lemonade with tons of dragon fruit benefits
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Tips and Techniques

  1. Increase the amount of water to adjust the thickness of the juice.
  2. Add sugar or any alternative sweeteners if desired.
  3. Freeze all fruits to make an instant cold dragon fruit apple lemonade.
  4. Replace sweetened lemon juice with freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar mixture.
  5. Peel apple before adding it into the mixture, if preferred. Take note, however, that the skin of fruits and vegetables are packed with lots of nutrients.

More About Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit)

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Ethel,

        Dragon fruit offers a wonderful taste and so many health benefits as well. You must try it, definitely, you won't regret it. Absolutely perfect for summer!

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        Ethel Smith 

        3 weeks ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

        Something else new for me to try - dragon fruit.

        This drink sounds great especially for summer

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        I see. At least you were able to try this exotic food. But these imported items are commonly too expensive so it's better to buy at least once in a while. Then simply enjoy your local fruits. It's the same thing anyway, all nutritious.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        3 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan, yes. I remember the first time I tasted the exotic juice. I kept the empty pact in my freezer to remember it when going shopping. It seems to be had to get until I realized it was imported from Ghana, a sister country bordering Nigeria. It is now being added and sold as curtail juice drinks.

        To get the original pure juice is still had to come. But I am earnestly watching in supermarts. Thank you, and you are always welcomed.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        I agree with you. Passion fruit has a wonderful taste that everybody will definitely like.

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        3 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi, Dred cuan, passion fruit is a natures marvel. And the taste, how passionate! When shopping for fruit juices, I will always check if I can get a passionate combination. There is no fruit that tastes like the passion. It has a very unique taste. Thank you.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Liz,

        I am not sure if you tried it before. Anyway, allow me to describe it. It's a combination of the papaya's soft texture and the passionfruit's graininess inside. Maybe you can try both to replace it. Not sure how it will taste like though, but for sure its gonna be healthy still.

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        Liz Westwood 

        3 weeks ago from UK

        Great idea. Dragon fruit is hard to come by for me so I might try other fruit combinations.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Miebakagh,

        Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day. Always stay healthy!

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        3 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hey, Dred cuan, I will always welcome your recipes. There are full of natural goodness. I am nature compliant, so I always eat naturally. It will be up to 3months or more before I touch a convenient food at a party or the like. If you check and peruse my stories, you will realize what I am talking about.

        Keep up your recipes more naturally, and have a nice time.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Miebakagh,

        Like what I said, it's one of my favorite fruits because of its health benefit. I am really inspired to create recipes out of it. Surely, I make more too. Thank you!

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        Miebakagh Fiberesima 

        3 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

        Hi,Dred cuan, thanks for coming up with this lovely and nourishing recipe. As you remarked, the skin of fruit have a lot to offer fruit lovers. Lots of minerals, vitamins,and essential trace elements that the body can not make,and which meat or fish can not offered. Your recipes are uniquely you!

        Many thanks, and have a nice time on Hubpages.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        Most Asian countries have this kind of fruit. I've seen lots of people growing it in the USA as well, but commonly the spiky yellow ones. Both varieties are good anyway.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hello Pam,

        You should not miss trying it! It's really worth buying as it offers lots of health benefits. I can claim on those benefits.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 weeks ago from California

        Hi Pamela,

        Dragon fruits are available in the US. Though this fruit may kinda be expensive. Anyway, it's worth giving it a try.

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        Mary Norton 

        3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

        This is like a smoothie. I like dragon fruit as they are really tasty but I enjoy them when I am in Asia as they are really good there.

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        Pam Morris 

        3 weeks ago from Atlanta Georgia

        Dred, I never tried dragon fruit or pitaya but I will consider trying it with Lemonade. Thank you for sharing

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        I have never mad anything with dragon fruite, but this sounds delicious, I very well may try this recipe. Thank you.

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