• Erin

Red Ruskin Smoothie

Updated: Aug 5

I always aim to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in my family's diet. Did you know that a variety of fruits and vegetables creates a healthier gut? My functional medicine doctor just told me recently that we should shoot for 30 different fruits and vegetables over the course of a week. This can be a challenge, but smoothies are a great way to consume produce that you might not otherwise be able to incorporate in your meals.

The “Red Ruskin” was inspired by The Kingdom of Wrenly books. My 6-year-old and 8- year-old really enjoy them. Ruskin is the name of the red dragon and since this smoothie contains dragon fruit, it’s the perfect name. It’s amazing to me that if I give the smoothie a fun name, my kids are more likely to drink it.

Red Ruskin Smoothie

(makes 36 ounces)


  • 2 handfuls mixed greens

  • 1 small red beet

  • 2 bananas

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries

  • 3-4 ounces dragon fruit


  1. Add enough water to fill approximately half of the blender, or until you reach desired consistency.

  2. Blend well and enjoy!


* This smoothie alone will give you 9 of the 30 fruits and veggies you need for the week. It might even give you more depending on the mixed greens and mixed berries you choose to use.

The one pictured here contains:

  1. Spinach

  2. Baby Chard

  3. Baby kale

  4. Beet

  5. Banana

  6. Blueberries

  7. Raspberries

  8. Blackberries

  9. Dragon fruit

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