This Pink Smoothie Made with JOI, Pitaya, Goji Powder, and Chia Seeds is the Perfect Vegan Superfood Blend
We’ve heard the hype about a certain pink colored drink and knew we could up the ante. Meet the Pink Smoothie—it’s got all the fruity, refreshing satisfaction of the drive-through version, without any of the guilt.
Our Pink Smoothie combines JOI 100% almond or cashew nutbase with the bright, sweet flavor of pitaya (often called dragonfruit), the sour punch of goji powder, and the subtle texture of chia seeds to create one seriously addictive smoothie you can feel good about making every day (or maybe twice a day).
Here’s what makes this smoothie a nutrient powerhouse:
Pitaya (or dragonfruit) provides essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium, and iron that can help fight chronic disease, plus it’s an outstanding source of dietary fiber and contains prebiotics that support gut health.
Goji Powder is derived from goji berries, which provide outstanding servings of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, as well as a surprisingly high amount of vegetable-based protein. Plus, their high fiber content helps promote satiety and maintain steady blood sugar.
Chia Seeds provide hefty doses of essential minerals like calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous in addition to several B vitamins. They’re also high in fiber, protein, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Ready to start getting your pink beverage fix at home? Here’s the recipe for our Pink Smoothie made with JOI!
1 ½ cups water
½ pouch frozen pitaya (about 1.75 oz)
1 cup frozen berries (and banana or other fruit, to taste)
1 tsp goji powder (or use 1 TB dried goji berries)
1 TB chia seeds
How It’s Made:
- Combine all ingredients in a blender
- Blend on high until smooth and enJOI!
Looking for more healthy smoothie inspiration? We put together this collection of three vegan detox smoothies for ‘Dryuary’, but they’re equally nutrient-packed and delicious year-round!