Am I the only person who didn’t know that dragon fruit was also known as pitaya?? I was strolling through the frozen aisle at Publix last week and saw this bag of frozen Pitaya chunks. I have bought fresh dragon fruit in the past and quite honestly, it tastes like nothing. It’s very pretty when you slice it open, but it doesn’t really have a flavor.
Dragon fruit has so many beneficial nutrients, though, so we should try to add it into our diets when we can. It’s rich in antioxidants and it’s full of fiber, which helps keep you full. This gorgeous pink fruit is also high in vitamins B3, which I learned can help your skin recover from a sunburn faster. Dragon fruit is also considered a powerful anti-inflammatory, which is great for anyone who suffers from arthritis.
For lunch today I decided to make a Pitaya Bowl. I always have a supply of frozen bananas and other frozen fruits in my freezer, so this came together quickly. And lucky for me, I still had some granola that I made over the weekend. I highly recommend adding granola to your bowl. Fresh fruit is also a must––gotta have those antioxidants in your diet!
Healthy Pitaya Bowl
- one banana, frozen in slices
- 1/2 cup frozen pitaya chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, or fresh strawberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (you may need to add a little more, if too thick)
- granola and fresh fruit to garnish
Directions: In a high speed blender, combine banana through almond milk. When you are using all frozen fruit, it will be thicker and you may need to add a litle more almond milk. Pour into a bowl when done and garnish with granola and fruit. Enjoy!!!
This is a filling and healthy treat that you could easily serve for breakfast, lunch or even as a dessert. Let me know how much you like yours by leaving a comment. What fruit did you use? I’d love to know.
See you in the kitchen soon,