Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
A dreamy blend of fresh mango, dragonfruit, and metabolism stoking green tea. This copycat Starbucks drink has a light fruity flavor, and is a healthier choice. Forget the high sugar version and try making your own at home!
Servings: 3 drinks
- 1/2 cup mango peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup dragon fruit peeled and diced
- 2 green tea bags
- 1 lime juiced, omit if using coconut milk instead of soda water
- soda water optional
- coconut milk optional
- date syrup optional
Steep 2 green tea bags in 8 ounces of water for 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bags, and allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
Add the mango, dragonfruit, green tea and lime juice to a blender, and process until a smooth puree forms.
Add ice to glasses, and fill glasses 2/3 of the way full with the fruit puree. Top each glass off with soda water. Alternatively, top each glass off with coconut milk. Use 2-3 tablespoons of canned coconut milk, or 1/3 cup of the coconut milk beverage that comes in a carton.
If you prefer a sweeter drink, add date syrup (1-2 tablespoons) into the blender along with the fruit puree.
This drink is not as sweet as the coffee shop version. The coffee shop version is sweetened with white grape juice, which is high in fructose and can cause a quick rise in blood sugar. I prefer to make drinks unsweetened unless it's with whole fruit. If you'd like a sweeter drink that is still lower GI, use date syrup to taste.
Although the original version of this drink is made with green coffee extract, this version uses green tea, which is more accessible and often a household staple item. This makes it cheaper, with many of the same benefits touted by the trendy extract.
Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg