Pitaya Smoothie Bowl (Dragon Fruit) is a beautiful vibrant pink smoothie bowl topped with granola, honey, strawberries, blueberries, banana, and coconut flakes! The perfect quick and healthy breakfast or snack. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. This Pitaya Smoothie Bowl tastes delicious!
Say hello to my newest obsession! Pitaya Smoothie Bowls! I’ve been a fan of smoothie bowls for years but since my recent trip to Hawaii, I have been obsessed with Pitaya Smoothie Bowls! I bought a few smoothie bowls since being back from my trip but the cost is quite expensive! Around $8-$14! I realized it wasn’t wise to spend so much money on smoothie bowls so I was determined to make them myself.
I found Dragon Fruit smoothie packs at Sprouts and my friend who used to work at Roxberry Juice Co. shared with me how they make their Dragon Berry Pitaya Smoothie Bowl. I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you all today! Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also get to enjoy this beautiful smoothie bowl whenever you want at home! And top it however you’d like!
What is Dragon Fruit?
Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit that has a vibrant red skin (or yellow) with sweet and speckled pulp on the inside. It has amazing nutritional benefits! It’s loaded with antioxidants, it’s high in fiber, it contains prebiotics, strengthens your immune system, and boosts iron levels. Dragon fruit is a great source of vitamins and minerals including, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
It also is a beautiful bright pink color! It makes for the best smoothie bowls! When we were in Hawaii, my husband always got acai smoothie bowls, which I do like, but I always got pitaya smoothie bowls which I think taste even better! Especially because pitaya is often mixed with tropical fruit.
I haven’t tried it yet, but for this recipe, if you’d rather use dragon fruit instead of a smoothie pack, you can cut the dragon fruit into small cubes and freeze it overnight and use that in the smoothie.
Where to Buy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Packs?
I looked at so many stores and could not find Dragon Fruit smoothie packs! I finally found some at Sprouts. Check there if you have one or another local whole food store. I have heard some Targets sell this as well.
This one I buy comes with 4 smoothie packs. It makes it so easy and convenient!
Ingredients Needed to Make Pitaya Smoothie Bowls (Dragon Fruit)
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie Packs (or Dragon Fruit, the fruit cut into chunks and frozen)
- Pineapple Juice
- Strawberries, frozen
- Mango chunks, frozen
- Pineapple chunks, frozen
For the last 3 items, I just buy them in the freezer section of my grocery store but if you’d prefer you can buy them fresh and then freeze it. You will want it frozen in order to get a thick smoothie base.
To make the Pitaya Smoothie Bowl Base:
Mix all those ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Pour into 2 bowls and top with granola then honey. Then with desired fruit and toppings. I love to top mine with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and coconut flakes.
You’re going to love it! The honey on the granola with the cold, thick, flavorful smoothie, along with fresh fruit and coconut flakes is absolutely incredible!! So many amazing tastes and textures that taste so good together!
Look at that vibrant pink!!
A few tips for making the best Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
- Don’t thaw out the smoothie pack, I usually just take it out a few minutes before I’m ready to use it. I cut the top open and then break the pack into chunks and drop it into the blender.
- Make sure the fruit is frozen. If not the smoothie bowl will be more like a smoothie.
- Start with 6 oz. of the pineapple juice and then add more if needed.
- If your blender isn’t super powerful you may need to add some more liquid. You can also wait a few minutes to let the frozen fruit thaw a little more than blend again. (Sadly my blender isn’t super powerful so that’s what I need to do.)
- Since I don’t usually have pineapple juice on hand, I love to freeze about 8 oz. of pineapple juice in these souper cubes, then I put them in a gallon zip-lock bag and thaw 1 out a few hours before I want to make another Pitaya Smoothie Bowl.
- If you want, you can freeze all or half of the smoothie bowl base for another day. I do this all the time! I just pull it out a few hours before I want to eat it and then top it with all the toppings! It’s so convenient!
- This recipe is really hard to mess up! Have fun making it and eating the most amazing smoothie bowl!
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- 6-8 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 packet dragon fruit (pitaya) (or 1 dragon fruit, peeled, diced, and frozen)
- 2/3 cup strawberries, frozen
- 2/3 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 2/3 cup mango chunks, frozen
- Strawberries, sliced
- Bananas, sliced
- Coconut Flakes
1. In a high-speed blender, add all the smoothie bowl ingredients. Blend until completely smooth. If needed, add a little more pineapple juice or you can wait for a couple of minutes for the frozen ingredients to thaw a little and then blend until smooth.
2. Pour into 2 bowls. Top with granola and honey. And then top with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and coconut flakes. (Or other toppings.) Serve immediately.
For just 1 smoothie bowl, half the recipe.
You can freeze the smoothie base in a bowl and pull it out of the freezer another day a few hours before you want to enjoy it. Add the toppings and enjoy!