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.
- 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.
- 2 packs Pitaya puree (3.5 oz. )
- 2 Bananas frozen & chopped
- 1 Avocado chopped
- Freshly sliced strawberries and peaches
- Fresh blueberries
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
Place the pitaya packs under cool running water until you have defrosted them about half way.
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.)
Blend until smooth (you will need to use your tamper to help with the pureeing).
Pour the puree into bowls and top with garnishes. Enjoy immediately.
Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and experience host whose writing focuses on cooking, holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made foods.