Pitaya Bowl Paradise

Pitaya bowls

Have you tried pitaya yet? It’s going toe to toe with acai in the frozen breakfast bowl department. These bowls of frozen pureed fruit, topped with granola and berries are all the rage these days. I feel like I’m seeing a new acai & pitaya bowl shop or food truck opening up every week.

But what is pitaya? This vibrant magenta fruit from Central America is also known as dragonfruit. You can now buy pitaya pureed, portioned and frozen just like you can acai.

Health bennies:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Contain B & C vitamins
  • Good source of iron & magnesium
  • High fiber
  • Low glycemic fruit

Building pitaya bowls is fun! I like to puree my pitaya with frozen bananas for potassium and avocado for healthy fat. These ingredients also add to its silky smooth sorbet like texture. From there you can top your bowl with anything you like. Seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds, granola, bee pollen, coconut, the sky’s the limit.

Pitaya bowl prep

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Pitaya bowls

Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 2 packs Pitaya puree (3.5 oz. )
  • 2 Bananas frozen & chopped
  • 1 Avocado chopped

Garnish:

  • Freshly sliced strawberries and peaches
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Granola
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the pitaya packs under cool running water until you have defrosted them about half way.
  2. Place the pitaya puree, chopped frozen banana and avocado in your vitamix blender. ( Need Vitamix Blender? Click on the link below at the recipe note.)

  3. Blend until smooth (you will need to use your tamper to help with the pureeing).

  4. Pour the puree into bowls and top with garnishes. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

Learn how to make a Home-Made Granola here.

Need Pitaya puree? Try this.
Need Hemp seeds? Try this.
Need Chia seeds? Try this.

Tools:
Vitamix blender with tamper (or other high speed blender)

Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and certified health coach whose writing centers around holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made food.