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Simple & Delicious Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

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If you like your smoothies to be flavorful AND colorful, you’ll LOVE this simple pitaya smoothie bowl featuring the beautiful red dragonfruit! Just add your favorite toppings, grab a spoon, and ENJOY!

Pitaya = Dragonfruit!

I grew up eating “buah naga” (aka dragon fruits or pitaya) When I lived in Indonesia, I ate this beautiful exotic fruit just about every other day, and they’re SO good for you: full of fiber and packed with nutrients! See those magenta-hued gems in between the chia seeds and granola? They’re the glorious dragon fruits! Typically, dragon fruits come in 2 varieties: white-fleshed, and red-fleshed. I find the red ones to be much sweeter, and enjoyed it often growing up – by itself, in a smoothie bowl, or both!

What if I don’t have access to dragon fruits?

Trust me, I get it. When I was still in Indonesia, a giant dragon fruit cost me about $2 and almost every grocery store carries them. Here in the States, you’ll find a fresh dragonfruit closer to $6, and that’s if you’re lucky. Since I celebrated one year of working full-time last week, I decided to treat myself to some frozen pitaya I found at Target (Good & Gather brand) so I can finally make this simple pitaya smoothie bowl recipe! If you still can’t find those, I also noted substitutions you can make to replicate this smoothie bowl with berries! Either way, I’d love to know what you think!

Ingredients To Make Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

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How to Make Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

  1. Add red dragon fruit (pitaya), frozen banana, vanilla extract, and ½ cup almond milk into a high-speed blender (I use this one). Blend until smooth and creamy!
  2. Taste and adjust sweetness and flavors as desired. If you need to use more milk, add only a little bit at a time to make sure it stays nice and creamy!
  3. Divide smoothie into 2 serving bowls (i like these coconut bowls), then add desired toppings: fresh fruits, granola, chia seeds, almond slivers, and any other preferred toppings! ENJOY!

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Toppings For Your Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

In my opinion, smoothie bowls are only as fun as the toppings you use! Depending on your preferences, you can customize your bowl with creative combinations, including:

  • Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds: Not only are these seeds loaded with fiber, they add a super nice crunch to your smoothie bowl! Plus, chia seeds offer a complete set of amino acids!
  • More Fruits: Whether fresh or dried, topping your smoothie bowls with extra servings of fruits are a great way to add more vitamins and antioxidants! Try using pomegranates, banana, kiwi, goji berries, mango, raspberries, and more!
  • Nuts and Seeds: Add a healthy dose of fat and protein with some chopped pecans, pistachios, almonds, and walnuts! Alternatively, you can sprinkle some sunflower or pumpkin seeds if nut-free!

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dragonfruit smoothies in a wooden bowl

Simple & Delicious Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

DWELL by Michelle
If you like your smoothies to be flavorful AND colorful, you'll LOVE this simple pitaya smoothie bowl featuring the beautiful red dragonfruit! Just add your favorite toppings, grab a spoon, and ENJOY!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 bowls
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add red dragon fruit (pitaya), frozen banana, vanilla extract, and ½ cup almond milk into a high-speed blender (I use this one). Blend until smooth and creamy!
  • Taste and adjust sweetness and flavors as desired. If you need to use more milk, add only a little bit at a time to make sure it stays nice and creamy!
  • Divide smoothie into 2 serving bowls (i like these coconut bowls), then add desired toppings: fresh fruits, granola, chia seeds, almond slivers, and any other preferred toppings! ENJOY!

Notes

* the riper the bananas, the sweeter your smoothie will be!
 
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