These dragon fruit protein bites are made with 3 ingredients and with a zing of citrus help restore muscles, make hair shiny and boost your mood.
Dragon fruit protein bites look a little like those pastel candy wafers called Necco wafers, but the nutritional profile is far superior. These bites are packed with white beans, dragon fruit and lemon so they taste a bit like a robust kiwi and yet give you a boost of protein energy.
Why You'll Love These Bites
Full of protein. These bites are full of protein from white beans.
Immunity boosters. Thanks to dragon fruit, also called pitaya. The fruit is actually from the cactus family and has such numerous nutritional benefits. They strengthen your immune system with flavonoids and extremely high levels of vitamin C. They fight disease with a huge concentration of antioxidants, as well as B vitamins.
Full of fiber. Both the beans and the fruit are high in calcium, iron, protein, and fiber.
Specifically, these 3-ingredient dragon fruit protein bites that I blend and freeze in molds are rich in:
-nutrients that support shiny hair
-thiamine for a boost to your cognitive abilities
-folate that supports the heart
-magnesium to support your sleep
-and many nutrients including copper to fight inflammation and antioxidants galore!
How To Make
Add a can of BP-free, organic white beans, rinse and add to a blender. Add the pink pitaya and lemon or lime juice and blend! Pour into silicon molds of any shape and freeze overnight. We love to keep a stash of these in the freezer and pop them during the 3 pm slump!
More Protein Snacks
- Chocolate Protein Workout Snacks
- Strawberry Protein Energy Snack
- Cantaloupe Carrot Protein Bites
- Protein Bite Blueberry Recipe
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Dragon Fruit Protein Bites
- 1 can (15oz/425gms) white beans (Navy beans, organic & precooked - I have used Eden and Whole Foods 365 brand)
- 1 cup pink dragon fruit (I used 2 (3.5oz) packages of frozen)
- 4 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice which is a bit sweeter
- Rinse the white beans, thaw the pink dragon fruit, juice the lemons, and pop them all in the blender.
- Blend up until creamy.
- Pour into molds or mini cupcakes papers, freeze an hour (or longer depending on your freezer temperature) and then eat! Keep frozen until ready to eat, and ours lasted at least 3 days. And the possibilities are endless with this recipe, right? We can try other fruits or coat these in healthy chocolate! I intend to do just that in the near future.
Can you substitute pinto beans?
Dee Dine | Green Smoothie Gourmet
You can but the flavor might be a bit more "beany".