Pitaya Bowl – Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Pitaya Bowls are an excellent choice for breakfast, a snack, or a confection. At juice bars, they are quite pricey, but if you make them at home using this straightforward method, you will end up with an even more delicious bowl. This procedure results in a smoothie that is extremely thick and has a “soft serve” consistency. One more advantage? Now that you’re at home, you may pile on all of your favorite toppings!

A VIBRANT THICK SMOOTHIE BOWL

There is no end in sight for the trend of smoothie bowls. Frozen fruit that has been processed into a creamy consistency similar to that of ice cream and is served with a variety of delectable toppings. They make for a delightful and nutritious alternative for either breakfast or a snack.

After becoming dissatisfied with the soupy bowls that were offered to me in restaurants, I decided to start producing smoothie bowls at home. If you also want a thick soft-serve consistency that can contain all of your favorite toppings, then this approach is the one for you.

I conducted a lot of experiments with dragon fruit while I was living in Southeast Asia. In addition to being ideal for Dragon Fruit Smoothies, it is also creamy enough to be blended with other tropical fruits to create a thick consistency.

Pitaya Bowl – Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

WHAT IS PITAYA?

The dragon fruit, which is also known as pitaya, is a stunning tropical fruit that is loaded with fiber and overflowing with nutrients. Research has shown that eating dragon fruit can strengthen the immune system, prevent cancer, and slow the aging process.

Either white or a brilliant magenta color will be found within the skin.

Finding dragon fruit in the United States of America might be challenging. Each Pitaya Bowl can be purchased for between $7 and $10 at well-known juice bars.

Try going to an Asian or Latin import store if you are unable to get dragon fruit in your neighborhood market. Alternatively, you can purchase frozen pitaya packets from Whole Foods on your own. For those who are fortunate, there are currently some Costcos that sell organic dragon fruit or fruit combinations that contain pitaya.

WHAT IS A PITAYA BOWL MADE OF?

  • Frozen Dragon Fruit (also called Pitaya)
  • Frozen Banana
  • Frozen Mango
  • Note: Blueberries, pineapple, and strawberries can also be used as a sub for one of the other fruits!
  • Full Fat Coconut Milk (this is the creamiest option. Other non-dairy milks, like almond or oat milk, work as well!)

CAN I ADD PROTEIN POWDER?

Due to the fact that this recipe calls for high-sugar fruit, the addition of protein powder is, without a doubt, an excellent approach to make it more diabetic-friendly.

Collagen is the greatest material to use for maintaining uniformity.

You are free to incorporate one scoop of the vegan protein powder of your choice into the mixture. It is important to keep in mind that whey protein has the ability to lighten the texture and “fluff up,” resulting in a texture that is more similar to that of frozen mousse.

Pitaya Bowl – Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS

  • Nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.)
  • Flaked coconut
  • Fresh fruit (kiwi, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)
  • Cacao Nibs or shaved Dark Chocolate
  • Nut Butter
  • Bee Pollen
  • Homemade Granola

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup mango chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup dragon fruit (pitaya) chopped and frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk canned, full fat

Toppings (optional)

  • coconut
  • fresh fruit
  • nuts or nut butters
  • granola
  • chocolate chips

HOW TO MAKE A PITAYA BOWL

STEP 1: The dragon fruit and mango should be chopped into small dice-sized cubes, and the bananas should be sliced and frozen in a firm                        state. It is my preference to freeze them for a full night, but if you have a deep freeze, you can freeze them much more quickly.
STEP 2: In the bowl of a food processor, add frozen fruit along with a splash of coconut or almond milk (you can also use coconut water). You                   can also use a high-speed blender to combine these, but the amount of liquid required will be around one-fourth of a cup more, and                   the consistency will be slightly less thick.
STEP 3: When the fruit is completely broken up, process it. Proceed with the processing until the fruit “fluffs” up and reaches a consistency                        similar to soft serve sauce.

Pitaya Bowl – Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

STEP 4: Dragon fruit smoothie should be poured into bowls, and then fresh fruit, coconut, almonds, or nut butter should be sprinkled on top.

TIPS FOR MAKING DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE BOWLS

  • If you can’t find dragon fruit, or don’t want to pay the high price for the smoothie packs, this can be made with bananas and mango. Add fresh raspberries for a burst of color.
  • Make sure fruit is solidly frozen. The texture won’t be thick and creamy if the fruit isn’t fully frozen.

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