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Pitaya bowl

Along with the nutrient dense smoothie we posted last week, we wanted to keep this momentum going with another tropical and fun recipe!  We have used this time to really get creative with what we find in grocery stores and how we can make sure we are doing everything in our power to stay creative, positive, and healthy.

I know acai bowls are the craze right now.  In our house, we had a Sunday morning routine of going to get our favorite acai bowl after a morning walk around the park but since everything has been shut down, we thought we would make our very own to keep the tradition and routine alive.  But have you heard of pitaya?  Pitaya and dragon fruit are the same thing and the names are used interchangeably.  We found frozen Pitaya packets at Whole Foods and thought that would be a perfect base for our fruit bowls.  The color is so vibrant!  Dragon Fruit is loaded with antioxidants like flavonoids and betacynin.  These natural substances protect your cells from damage by free radicals.  Dragon fruit also is abundant in prebiotics and probiotics making them great for your gut.  Bananas are the other fruit that make up the base to this vibrant bowl of goodness.  Bananas are a great source of Vitamin C and they improve heart health and boost mood and memory.

Pitaya base:

2 Frozen Pitaya packets

2 Bananas

1/2 cup water

ATLRx citrus MCT oil

 

Toppings:

Mango

Banana

Chia seeds

Granola

 

Directions:

  1. Blend pitaya, bananas, water and ATLRx citrus MCT oil in a blender until smooth.  It should resemble soft serve ice cream!  Pour into two bowls as the base.
  2. Cut up mango, banana, and lay them on top of the base
  3. Pour granola and chia seeds or any other garnishes on top and serve immediately!