My pink Pitaya smoothie bowl recipe for good fats & gut health
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 a pink pitaya bowl and I want to get a good hit of nutrition to keep me going for hours.
I use coconut water kefir for probiotics, collagen powder for my gut and hair health, almonds for calcium and protein and flaxseed oil for my healing brain. Flaxseed oil also makes smoothie bowls super creamy and fatty tasting 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 with making smoothie bowls - I have a few tips and tricks for you here, that I use to get them thick and creamy every time.
- 1 frozen banana diced
- 1 cup frozen diced mango
- 1 pink pitaya frozen smoothie pack
- A handful of frozen strawberries (optional)
- 20mil coconut water kefir
- 20mil or 1 tablespoon of cold flaxseed oil
- 1 scoop of marine collagen powder (optional - doesn't affect the taste)
- 1 teaspoon Maca powder (optional) energising, great for the endocrine system & hormones.
- Handful raw almonds - about 10-15
- Almond milk
- Get all your frozen ingredients out of the freezer and leave on the bench for about 10 minutes to slightly defrost.
- Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender with a few good splashes of almond milk.
- Start blending. The blender will 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. 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 for fibre, about a teaspoon of hemp seeds if I have them for more protein, fresh fruit - blueberries, kiwi and strawberries go well, a scatter of cacao nibs (raw chocolate) and buckini's for some gluten free chocolately crunch.
Let me know what you think!