Red pitahaya smoothie bowl, dragon fruit

Pitaya is a very attractive and interesting exotic fruit. In addition, it has many benefits and we can make different recipes with it , such as the red pitahaya smoothie bowl.

Red pitahaya smoothie bowl, a different fruit

The pitahayas are very curious fruits. For one thing, they grow on a cactus. Furthermore, it is also known as dragon fruit. This impressive name comes from the appearance of pitaya. It is only necessary to observe that this fruit is covered with pointed appendages in the form of leaves that look like scales.

However, you will be happy to know that dragon fruit is not unpleasant at all. In fact, it is the opposite. It is a delicious fruit that when you taste it you will fall in love.

You can eat this fruit raw and in season, it is delicious.   You will be surprised by its texture, its taste, its aroma and especially its nutritional benefits for health.

Then, this recipe is sure to like you. We use this surprising and delicious dragon fruit, along with other fruits, to make this Red Pitahaya Smoothie Bowl.

What is pitahaya?

Actually, there are different different varieties of pitaya, but they are all very similar. The taste, aroma, texture and shape are very similar. Where they are most distinguished is in color.

Also, they are all very juicy and full of tiny seeds. In fact, this combination of soft pulp and small seeds is reminiscent of kiwi.

Likewise, all the varieties have unique nutritional properties that make pitaya or dragon fruit the perfect base for these types of recipes.

Differences between pitahaya varieties

Generally speaking, these fruits are basically distinguished by appearance, but they also have small differences that make them unique. They are as follows:

  • The mildest flavor in the one with white pulp and pink skin .
  • The size is smaller and somewhat sweeter in the white flesh and yellow skin .
  • The one we will use in this recipe is the one with red pulp and pink skin. It is also sweet and with a very striking reddish color.
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Red pitahaya smoothie bowl, benefits

It is very juicy with a sweet taste that makes it unique. Dragon fruit, like most tropical fruits, is very rich in water. As a consequence, it is low in calories. In addition, pitaya provides us with multiple vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Unlike the other varieties, red- fleshed dragon fruit contains lycopene , the same antioxidant found in tomato, watermelon, or grapefruit

The pitaya also contains vitamins B, vitamins C and E. In addition, it provides us with a reasonable amount of iron and magnesium.

Likewise, we cannot forget about the seeds. The oils in these little black specks contain the two very beneficial essential fatty acids, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid.

Last but not least, a cup of pitaya contains 7 grams of fiber that helps us regulate our intestinal transit.

When to have a red dragon fruit smoothie bowl?

This preparation is ideal for a delicious breakfast. We cannot start the day in a better way than savoring a nonsense as special as this. A healthy and energetic preparation.

Smoothie Bowl de Pitahaya Roja

Dragon fruit has many benefits and we can make different recipes with it, such as the Red Pitahaya Smoothie Bowl.

 Recipe type Breakfast
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Pitahaya
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • 200 gramos de pitahaya
  • 1/2 taza fresas
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1 taza de granola

Fresh fruit to decorate: we recommend adding the ingredients as shown in the recipe photo. They are the following fruits: banana, mango, strawberries and coconut.

Recipe preparation

  1. To start, we introduce all the fruit in the blender little by little.

  2. Then coconut water or sweet fruit juice is added, whichever we like the most. This liquid helps to mix all the ingredients better. The mixture has to be homogeneous and not too thick.

  3. The mixture resulting from the smoothie is added to the bottom of the bowl.

  4. Then the granola is added.

  5. Finally, it is decorated with the chopped fresh fruit.

Recipe Notes

Coconut water can be substituted for another fruit juice. We recommend apple, blueberry or orange juice.

Tips for the red pitahaya smoothie bowl recipe

To make these types of recipes we need a blender. In addition, if we use frozen ingredients, it is important that the blender is powerful , since if it is low power it simply will not blend them well.

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We always recommend for all the recipes that we publish to use fresh and seasonal fruits. It is also true that we can freeze our favorite fruits to be able to enjoy them out of season.

We hope you like this delicious red dragon fruit smoothie bowl. A preparation full of flavor and color.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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