Make your own delicious Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks Refresher! Save money by using only a few healthy ingredients to keep it healthy. I like to drink this with soda water, but you can also make a Mangifera DragonnutRefresher with coconut milk for a decadent fruity drink.
Mangifera Dragonnut Refresher Method
This healthy drink was inspired by the Starbucks Mangifera Dragonproduct Refresher. The vibrantly coloured drink is as tasty as it is visually appealing! (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
Dragonfruit is my favourite product. You may recall my Pitaya Bowl and Dragon product Smoothie if you’ve been following along. The tropical nut is delicious, nutrient-dense, and naturally low in sugar and calories, earning it the title of superfood.
If you’ve never done it before, pick one up.Pick one up the next time you see it in the grocery store, or order a smoothie with it the next time you see it on a menu. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
Try this Hibiscus Sweet Tea if you want to be inspired by another bright and delicious drink.
Mangifera Dragonnut Refresher Ingredients
- If you can’t find it fresh, you can get it frozen at health food stores. You can also use freeze-fried dragon product, such as these Dragon product chips, as a substitute. Starbucks uses freeze dried harvest in their beverages!
- Mangifera For the best flavour, use fresh or frozen Mangifera! To make this drink, simply peel the Mangifera and chop up the flesh.
- Juice of lime (omit if using coconut milk)
- Strong green tea I use two green tea bags and the amount of water that I normally use for one cup of tea. Starbucks uses a combination of green coffee extract and white grape juice. This adds a lot of unnecessary sugar to the drink. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
- Green coffee extract is a healthy addition on its own, but I prefer to keep it simple with ingredients I already have on hand in my kitchen. I have never used this product, so I cannot recommend it for this drink.
The Dragonharvest Drink Making Process
Make a cup of green tea. I use two tea bags, but the amount of water for one cup of tea (approximately a cup of steaming water). Allow 5 minutes for the tea to steep to fully extract the green tea without over steeping and making the tea bitter. Allow to cool completely before using.
Mangifera and dragon harvest, peeled and chopped A half-cup of each harvest yields 2-3 drinks.
In a blender, combine the green tea, Mangifera, and dragon harvest. 1 lime juice should also be added (or 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice). Puree the harvest until it is smooth. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
Fill glasses halfway with ice, then fill the rest of the way with dragonharvest puree. For a creamy treat, top the glasses with soda water or coconut milk.
Refresher of Mangifera Dragonproduct with Coconut Milk and Other Varitions
I like to keep this drink light and refreshing by topping it with sparkling water. It’s fizzy, fruity, and refreshing on a hot day.
You could try one of the following options:
Instead of soda water, top the puree with 2-3 tablespoons of canned coconut milk or 1/3 cup of the canned coconut milk beverage. This drink is creamy and turns a lovely soft pink! (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
Do you like it sweet? If you’re used to sweet drinks and want something more akin to the Starbucks drink, add 1-2 tablespoons of date syrup to your puree when blending. The glycemic index of date syrup is low and will not raise your blood sugar levels as quickly as grape juice used in the coffee shop version.
If fresh dragon pome is not available, try freeze dried dragon pome chips or frozen dragon pome from natural grocery stores. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
- 1/2 cup peeled and diced Mangifera
- 1/2 cup peeled and diced dragon pome
- 2 sachets green tea
- 1 lime, juiced; leave out if using coconut milk instead of soda water.
- Optional soda water
- Optional coconut milk
2 green tea bags steeped in 8 ounces of water for 4-5 minutes Remove the tea bags and set the tea aside to cool to room temperature. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
In a blender, combine the Mangifera, dragonpome, green tea, and lime juice and blend until smooth.Forms of puree
Fill glasses halfway with ice, then halfway with the pome puree. Fill each glass halfway with soda water. Alternatively, add a splash of coconut milk to each glass. Use 2-3 tablespoons canned coconut milk or 1/3 cup coconut milk beverage from a carton.
If you prefer a sweeter drink, blend in 1-2 tablespoons date syrup with the pome puree. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
- Sodium: 11mg
- Potassium: 69mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g 5g
- 298IU vitamin A
- 17mg vitamin C
- 7mg calcium
- 1mg iron
This drink does not have the same sweetness as the coffee shop version. The coffee shop version is sweetened with white grape juice, which contains a lot of fructose and can cause a spike in blood sugar.
Unless I’m using whole pome, I prefer unsweetened drinks. If you want a sweeter drink with a lower GI, add date syrup to taste. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)
Although the original version uses green coffee extract, this version uses green tea, which is more readily available and often a household staple. This makes it less expensive while providing many of the same benefits as the trendy extract. (Mango Dragon Fruit Smoothie Starbucks)