• RECIPE: Pitaya Bowl

RECIPE: Pitaya Bowl

Pink Pitaya Bowl

Serves 2

Pitaya or Dragon Fruit is totally having its moment in the spotlight; and I love it! The fruit itself is super funky looking with soft, but spiky skin and the inner flesh is the same consistency as kiwi fruit. Pitaya’s can be found as three different varieties; with the most common being red skin/red flesh and red skin/white flesh.

Beyond dragon fruits cool looks, the fruit is a little nutrient powerhouse. Those little black seeds are high in fibre to aid digestion and stablise your blood sugar. It contains vitamin C, which is known as a powerful antioxidant, supporting our immune system and boosting collagen production - hello amazing skin.

In addition to fibre and vitamin C, dragon fruit also contains Vitamins B1, B2 and B3, plus calcium and zinc. All these amazing nutrients in a piece of fruit! It’s a yes from me.

In this recipe I add protein to enhance the nutrition, protein is essential for your body but particularly important for muscle repair and recovery post surf.

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pink pitaya / flesh of 2 fresh
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1.5 cups of coconut water
  • 1 serve of protein (I used Bare Blends)

Topping Ingredients*

  • ½ kiwi fruit
  • ½ passionfruit
  • ¼ cup of crunchy granola
  • 1 TBS bee pollen
  • 1 TBS coconut flakes

*these are suggested ingredients top your bowl with anything you have!

Directions

  1. Combine the smoothie bowl ingredients and blend until well combined.
  2. Divide into two bowls and top with your chosen toppings.

Tips:

  • I love the contrasting textures; smooth pitaya vs crunchy granola.
  • Bee pollen can be purchased from your local bulk foods store, it has a comprehensive nutrition profile containing nearly all the nutrients required by the human body.

Recipe created by Nutritionist Jessica Worth. Find more of her delicious recipes and great health tips on her blog and instagram.


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