As we transition from short, cool days to long, warm, summer nights, my heart starts to beat a little faster, my mind calms as I taste the ocean, and I start shopping for in-season, fresh, sweet fruit to make the most colorful, delicious, and nourishing smoothie bowls.
See, for me, summer is synonymous with sizzling sunshine and cold, creamy, refreshing bowls filled with passion fruit, blueberries, coconut flakes, granola, and a drizzle of honey, or whatever I’m feeling that day!
Best part? I don’t have to put on the oven in the nurturing, yet sweltering heat!
Smoothie bowls are easy, delicious, packed with whopping nutritional value and let’s not forget, so, so pretty!
Yes, I am guilty of photographing them as if they were major Insta-worthy.
Since I make smoothie bowls pretty often throughout the summer, I’m always switching up and experimenting with my recipes.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making these ‘pretty in pink’ pitaya smoothie bowls.
The tropical flavors that make up this blend will transport you from your kitchen to Tahiti in a hot second! Who knew travel could be so easy?!
Oh, and my Summer Pitaya Smoothie Bowl will also give you the energy and nutrients that you need to surf through your rewarding, but busy day.
Health Benefits of Pitaya
Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) is the main ingredient and base of this smoothie bowl. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s natural, bright pink color isn’t even the best thing about this superfruit.
Pitaya is packed with a ton of vitamins that will help to keep you healthy all summer long!
This vibrant, summery fruit is filled with antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals from your body and help to accelerate your carbohydrate metabolism with it’s multiple B vitamins.
Another reason to get closely acquainted with pitaya this summer? This fruit helps your skin glow from the inside out by providing 10% or your necessary Vitamin C intake.
Pitaya will become your new summer best friend as it provides you with the good fat to feel full for longer with both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids! This natural snack also feeds your body with calcium, iron and phosphorus.
Are you convinced this sweet beauty will step up your summer game yet? Okay, so let’s get started making our sweet and healthy, Summer Pitaya Smoothie Bowl!
For a little bit of natural sweetness and major island vibes I added frozen mango and pineapple to this pitaya smoothie bowl. Then, I added flaked coconut for a healthy fat that helps to keep blood sugar stable when consuming sugar.
Coconut water acts as the liquid here and will help to keep you majorly hydrated with its bounty of electrolytes!
Let’s top it off!
For toppings, the possibilities are endless and I encourage you to get creative here!
I topped my smoothie bowl with some of my favorite exotic fruits that just screamed SUMMER to me!
The tart flavors of spiked melon, golden berries, pomegranate, and passion fruit balances out the sweetness of the pitaya base, while the coconut satisfies your palate with a sweet crunch.
You eat with your eyes first, so pretty, colorful, edible flowers are always a must too, right?!
This recipe couldn’t be easier to create and it’s a great way to stay healthy all summer long!
Try my Summer Pitaya Smoothie Bowl recipe at home.
Close your eyes as you take your first spoonful to experience the “life” of pitaya.
I promise her sweetness will excite your senses and transport you on the long journey pitaya has traveled from her start in Mexico, to Central & South America, South East Asia, the U.S.A, Israel, Australia, Cyprus, and the Canary Islands!
I want to see your intsa-worthy Summer Pitaya Smoothie Bowls!
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