Raw Super-Fruit Tropical Pitaya Bowl + Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie

If it seems like I’m chasing Summer with these next couples of recipes, it’s because I am.  I’ve had it with these grey Winter skies and I’m ready to sip pitaya smoothies by the pool.  In case you’re not familiar with it, Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit) is a tropical, body cleansing super-fruit grown from Pitaya Cacti in Southeast Asia and Central America.  Raw pitaya fruit is naturally low in sugar, but packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin B, fiber, and magnesium.  I’ll be sharing the recipes for a Tropical Pitaya Bowl and a Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie.

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For my bowls and smoothies I use Pitaya Plus.  Pitaya Plus guarantees that their product is “raw, never cooked, heated or pasteurized” and is kosher, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and non-mgo project verified.  They don’t add any extra sugars to their pitaya which make it the perfect ingredient for you to have full control over both the sweetness of your treats, and also the nutritional value.

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 Tropical Pitaya Bowl

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Ingredients-

  • 2 Pitaya Plus packs
  • 1/2 cup of mango (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple (frozen)
  • 4 oz of coconut water
  • Top with granola, fresh fruit, and light agave

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Instructions-

  1. Throw liquids, then fruit and pitaya into a blender.
  2. Start on ‘low’ speed and gradually increase to ‘high.’
  3. Blend bowl for 20-30 seconds; the thicker the better (which is why using frozen fruit is best).
  4. Never add ice– this will make the bowl soupy.  Likewise, be scarce with liquids.
  5. After blended, transfer into a bowl and top with granola, fresh fruit, and light agave.
  6. I topped my Tropical Pitaya Bowl with raspberry granola, banana slices, mangos, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, and pomegranate seeds.  Hemp seeds, goji berries, and chia would be good additions as well.

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Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie

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Ingredients-

  • 1 Pitaya Plus pack
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of mango (frozen)
  • 6 oz of orange juice
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon

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Instructions-

  1. Throw liquids, then fruit and pitaya into a blender.
  2. Start on ‘low’ speed and gradually increase to ‘high’.
  3. Blend smoothie for 30-45 seconds.
  4. Add more or less liquid for desired consistency.
  5. Top with a sprinkle of granola, fresh fruit, and light agave.
  6. I used raspberry granola, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds.

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What are your favorite recipes of Summer?  Share in the comments section below!
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xxLK

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