Are you ready to take your smoothie bowl style up a notch? Try pitaya, also known as dragon fruit. This gorgeous, neon pink exotic fruit that was once hard-to-find in the supermarket is now stocked fresh at my local grocery store, although for smoothies you’re better off buying frozen pitaya ready-to-blend in the freezer aisle.
Indigenous to Central America, today you can find pitaya around the globe, especially in the open fruit markets in Southeast Asia. In fact, my first experience with dragon fruit was at the recently-shuttered Imbi Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia several years ago. At first taste, I was shocked. The color is so vibrant yet the flavor is mellow, slightly sweet and incredibly refreshing. That’s why it’s perfect for smoothies!
We love this simple Pitaya Smoothie Bowl recipe inspired by Dr. Adriana of @fitandwellmedgal on Instagram. She uses our Organic Digest to support regularity and digestion, plus the Organic Digest adds an incredible texture to her smoothie bowls.
Here’s the recipe, do it!
Simple Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
1 Frozen pitaya packet
1/4 Cup frozen strawberries
1 Frozen banana
1 Serving The Natural Citizen Organic Digest
1/4 Cup unsweetened almond milk (Adriana uses our friends over at Malk Organics)
Combine ingredients and blend. You may need to add a bit more almond milk, don’t break the blender! Top with your favorite toppings like fresh kiwi, peanut butter, and grain-free granola and enjoy.
You can get more healthy recipes by following Adriana on Instagram here.