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How To Make A Healthy Pitaya Bowl Recipe At Home

Written by Shelby Torrese

Making your own Insta-worthy smoothie bowl has never been easier with this healthy pitaya bowl recipe! All you need is a few ingredients, a blender, and our secret ingredient!

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Making your own Insta-worthy smoothie bowl has never been easier with this healthy pitaya bowl recipe! All you need is a few ingredients, a blender, and our secret ingredient!

You’ve probably seen a pretty, hot pink bowl on Instagram or in a local smoothie bowl shop called a ‘Pitaya Bowl’. Also referred to as dragon fruit, this brightly colored tropical fruit has about 20 different species and is part of the cactus family. While known mostly for being totally photogenic, this popular new fruit is actually packed with tons of nutrients. So what is a pitaya bowl, exactly? It’s a frozen smoothie bowl (think of an acai bowl) with pitaya as the main ingredient. Aside from eating it raw, bowls are one of the easiest ways to incorporate it into your existing diet. Just throw it in the mixer! The best part about our pitaya bowl recipe is that it’s easy to switch it up. You can change up the toppings each day, sub the mango for papaya, the options are endless!

Pitaya bowl recipe

What Is A Pitaya Bowl?


A pitaya bowl is simply a smoothie bowl made with pitaya, more commonly known as dragon fruit. The unique texture of pitaya gives the bowl a smooth, creamy consistency. It can be combined with other fruits such as bananas, mangos, strawberries, frozen coconut, anything! The most fun part is the toppings. Add anything from dried fruits and nuts to coconut shreds or cacao nibs. Bowls are great because you can make them as decadent or as simple as you’d like. Pitaya also makes for a great sorbet or ice cream alternative. If you need a dairy-free option at your next brunch or picnic, pitaya bowls are a fun and delicious substitute. Our pitaya bowl recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled for sharing! 

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Are Pitaya Bowls Healthy?

Based on their natural sweetness and dessert-like qualities, you might be wondering if pitaya bowls are actually healthy for you. Well, the good news is that they’re very healthy! Especially when you add a protein-rich collagen supplement, like SkinnyFit Super Youth, to the mixture.

Benefits of Pitaya 

These are only a few of the many health benefits you can expect when you add pitaya to your diet:

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Pitaya Bowl Nutrition Facts

Here are the nutrition facts for this delicious pitaya bowl recipe:

Where Can I Buy Pitaya?


Pitaya can be found and purchased pretty easily if you have access to health food markets or live by a larger farmers’ market. For ease and the purpose of our pitaya bowl recipe, you can buy pitaya pre-packaged and frozen in the store. They will come already chopped and cubed in a bag in the freezer section with other frozen fruits and vegetables. For raw pitaya, check the produce section. You will want to purchase ones that are more pink than green in color, for ripeness, and make sure the ‘wings’ of the fruit are not dry and withered. To get to the fruit, simply slice the fruit in half and scoop out with a spoon! 

Now, are you ready to create your very own beautiful pitaya bowl? Let’s get started…

what is a pitaya bowl

Healthy Pitaya Bowl Recipe

Making your own Insta-worthy smoothie bowl has never been easier with this healthy pitaya bowl recipe! All you need is a few ingredients, a blender, and our secret ingredient!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 1 bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of frozen pitaya
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 2 scoops Super Youth Collagen, Unflavored
  • ½ - 1 cup of dairy free milk of choice
  • Optional toppings: Sliced kiwi, white dragon fruit, shredded coconut, chia seeds

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients (aside from toppings) into a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until thick and smooth adding the milk in slowly. Continuing adding milk until the consistency is thick and creamy.
  2. Pour into large bowl and add assorted toppings. Eat immediately.
Total Calories: 300
Carbs: 52g (from fruit)
Fats: 3g
Protein: 18g
Sugar: 33g (natural)
Fiber: 8g

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance

 

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