Two years ago I indulged in my first Pitaya bowl. Initially, I was intrigued by the taste & pretty pink texture, then I discovered all the health benefits and was immediately a Pitaya bowl convert. I’ve highlighted some of the health benefits of Pitaya below. Those alone may be enough to convert you, but if you’re still skeptical there’s a pretty awesome Pitaya bowl recipe below – give it a piTRYa!
Rids the body of free radicals and cancer-producing properties, Pitaya is giving acai berries a run for their money
Decreases bad cholesterol & replenishes good levels- great source of monounsatured fats, helping the heart stay in great condition
Full of Fiber & Fights Diabetes
The high fiber content will clean up your digestive system and helps regulate blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes
Reduces Signs of Aging
The rich antioxidants can keep the skin taught and young. You can make a face mask using the fruit with honey – a nature alternative to anti-aging masks
Pitaya is commonly referred to as the “anti-inflammatory fruit”
PITAYA BOWL RECIPE
This Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Smoothie Bowl is a vibrant, healthy & pretty way to fuel your body.
6 ounces frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)
½ cup Coconut Juice or Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend
½ banana (preferably frozen)
1 cup pineapple chunks (preferably frozen)
1 cup mango chunks (preferably frozen)
Granola Vanilla Almond
Place smoothie bowl ingredients in blender and process until smooth, set aside. Drain a coconut, crack it, put the smoothie filling inside each coconut and add toppings to your heart’s desire. Indulge!