My favorite part about this dragon fruit (aka pitaya) smoothie bowl is the bright pink shade. You could even use pink pitaya powder to achieve the colour. Many think this color is artificial because it’s so brightly pigmented, but that’s the natural color of pitaya that you cannot ignore! Dragon fruit’s hue may be vibrant, but the flavor is bordering on bland making it a neutral addition to smoothies.
The key to a bright pink is using other fruits that enhance the natural colour of pink pitaya such as raspberries, blackberries, cherries and strawberries. You could also vary the ratio of these fruits to achieve the shade you are after. This recipe is a perfect base to start with but you can easily add your preferred fruits to add a personal twist to it.
Using frozen fruit such as the base is the best way to make a smoothie bowl thick. Frozen bananas are the commonly used base, however frozen avocado is another neutral base you could go with any smoothie. It helps create the smooth texture. Ratio of the liquid and fruit is also important to achieve a thick consistency. Use less liquid to start with and then add more liquid slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
200g pink pitaya
1/2 frozen banana
2-3 frozen strawberries
2 tbsp yoghurt (I used coconut yoghurt to keep the recipe plant based)
Dried fruits & nuts
Add all smooth ingredients into a smoothie maker and blitz. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and adorn it with your favourite toppings. Sit down to enjoy it in a leisurely fashion to treat yourself on a weekend!