Pink Pitaya smoothie bowl recipe - good fats, gut health & hormones!
Pink Pitaya is one of my favourite fruits. The colour is incredible and it's wonderfully sweet yet still so mellow. It's full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and the little black seeds scattered throughout contain omega 3 fatty acids.
This is my go-to recipe when I feel like pink pitaya and smoothie bowls are so versatile as you can put anything you like in them.
I use a dash of coconut water kefir for probiotics, collagen powder for my gut and hair health, almonds for calcium and protein and flaxseed oil for good fats & brain health. Flaxseed oil also makes smoothie bowls super creamy and glossy which I love. I can't have a smoothie bowl without it now - it just doesn't taste the same!
If your just starting out making smoothie bowls - I have a few tips and tricks for you here, that I use to get them thick and creamy every time. Main thing to know is to try to use as little liquid as possible.
- 1 frozen banana diced
- 1 cup frozen mango cubes
- 1 Amazon Power Pink Pitaya frozen smoothie pack
- A handful of frozen strawberries
- 20mil coconut water kefir
- 20mil or 1 tablespoon of cold flaxseed oil
- 1 scoop of Vida Glow marine collagen powder - great for hair, skin, nails & gut health
- 1 teaspoon Maca powder - energising, great for the endocrine system & hormones
- Handful raw almonds - about 10-15
- A few good splashes of almond milk or coconut water
- If you want to make your bowl super vibrant you can add 1 teaspoon of Just Blends Pink Pitaya powder
- Get all your frozen ingredients out of the freezer and leave on the bench for about 10 minutes to slightly defrost before you start adding them to you blender.
- Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender with a few good splashes of almond milk.
- Start blending. The blender might get stuck so you will need to stop and push the ingredients down with a spatula a few times - it's a labour of love, but keep persisting. It will get to a point when it all starts to blend together, keep blending till it's nice and smooth. I have a Nutri-bullet 900W which is amazing at pulverising everything, however a vitamix with a blender stick is ideal to push it all down while your blending. You know you have a good consistently when you can flip the blender upside down and the smoothie doesn't move (but do this with caution!)
- Scoop into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings - I always have about a tablespoon of chia seeds, fresh fruit - blueberries, kiwi and strawberries go well, a scatter of cacao nibs and activated buckini's for some gluten free chocolately crunch.
Let me know how you go!