Pitaya Bowls

top-down photo of pitaya bowl garnished with fresh fruit
These healthy, acai-like bowls are made with the naturally magenta pink pitaya fruit (also known as dragon fruit), which is then topped with fresh fruit and granola.

I don’t know about you, but I consumed a really large amount of calories over the long weekend (I shared some of the photos on Instagram). So this pitaya bowl is a pretty and delicious way to start the back-to-work week.
a close-up photo of pitaya bowl with fresh fruit
Pitaya bowls are similar to acai bowls and have become the new “it” super fruit. The exotic looking tropical fruit has either white or pink flesh. The pink flesh is harder to find here in the US. When I go visit my family in Taiwan, I get super excited when restaurants serve pitaya. It’s pretty common there, so my cousins always find my excitement really amusing. I guess it’s the equivalent to someone getting really excited if a restaurant served you apples here.

I actually like pitaya more than acai. It’s naturally sweeter so I don’t need to add many other fruits to my pitaya bowl. And I really love the pink color. It’s so bright and beautiful and doesn’t contain any artificial coloring.
a photo of a large package of pitaya/dragonfruita photo of small single-serving packages of pitaya/dragonfruit
Frozen pitaya packs are distributed by Pitaya Plus and can be found at Whole Foods in the freezer section right next to the acai packets. Each packet makes about 1 bowl. I then like topping mine with fresh tropical fruit and crunchy granola for a really bright and healthy breakfast.

pitaya bowl topped with blackberries, kiwi, and strawberries

 

Pitaya Bowls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

These healthy acai-like bowls are made with the naturally magenta pink pitaya fruit (also known as dragon fruit) and topped fresh fruit and granola. I buy packs of frozen pitaya called Pitaya Plus at Whole Foods. Look for them in the freezer section right next to the acai packets. 

Ingredients:

For the Bowls

  • 2 packets of frozen pitaya
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp skim milk

For the Toppings

  • 1 cup of fresh fruit of your choice I did chopped mangoes, kiwi, strawberries and blackberries
  • 1/2 cup crunchy granola

Directions:

  1. Run pitaya packets under water for 5-10 seconds. Add to blender. Add banana and milk. Blend on high speed until smoothie-like consistency.
  2. Pour into bowls. Top with fresh fruit and granola

Notes:

The nutrition estimate does not include the toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Pitaya Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0.3mg0%
Sodium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 17.9g6%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 10.3g11%
Protein 1.4g3%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
Net Carbs 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

8 comments on “Pitaya Bowls”

  1. Is there anything else in the ingredients list of the pre-packaged one?
    We’re so lucky that my mother in law grows the pink dragonfruit at her house. It’s in season so we’ve had a couple here and there. I do like it better than acai.

  2. This is such a beautiful post:) Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I love the color saturation of your photos! 

  4. This looks amazing!! I’ll have to try it out this weekend

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