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Peanut Butter Power Pitaya Bowl

3.10.20

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite smoothie bowl recipes- my Peanut Butter Power Pitaya Smoothie Bowl. That’s a tongue twister! It’s made with frozen pitaya, strawberries, bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, and protein powder to make a nutritious and filling meal!

When I moved to California almost 6 years ago I had never had a smoothie bowl. Within my first few days here I stumbled upon Paradise Bowls. I found myself going there multiple times a week for their acai and pitaya bowls, especially after long runs in the sun! Their bowls were so refreshing! My favorite ones were pilled high with bananas, strawberries, granola, coconut, and cacao nibs! After spending way too much money, I decided to start making my own version at home. I love making smoothie bowls at home because you’re in charge of the ingredients. I love using my own protein powder, peanut butter, and granola! Purely Elizabeth is my favorite granola to use- the blueberry and chocolate sea salt flavors are so good!

Photo by: Molly Krebs (@spicesinmydna)

Where you find pitaya?

Pitaya, also known as dragonfruit, used to only be available at health food stores like Whole Foods, but now you can find it in the frozen isle of most grocery stores. It comes in frozen packs so all you have to do is take it out of the pack and add it to your blender with the rest of the ingredients, then your smoothie is ready to go! 

What’s better pitaya or acai?

I go through phases of which one I like more! They’re both high in antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. The main differences between them is the taste and color. Pitaya is sweeter and a vibrant pink and acai is more tart and a deep purple.

How to make a pitaya bowl:

The key to making a thick smoothie bowl is using all frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit. I never measure the amount of milk I use either. I usually start with 1/4 cup then start blending. Then I add more milk until I reach the desired thickness. I usually add vanilla protein powder to my bowls as well to help with muscle recovery after my long runs or workouts. Vanilla protein adds a nice touch of sweetness and flavor to the smoothie bowl.  

Now onto toppings!

For this recipe I recommend using:

  • Coconut chips
  • Granola
  • Cacao nibs
  • Strawberries
  • Banana slices
  • Peanut butter

If you don’t have all of those ingredients at home, use what you have! Chia seeds, slivered almonds, blueberries, raspberries, and bee pollen also taste good on top!

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @becksliveshealthy. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Power Pitaya Bowl

Prep time
10 min
Total time
10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen packet pitaya
  • ½ frozen peeled banana 
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Enough unsweetened almond milk to blend

 

Topping Suggestions:

  • Coconut chips
  • Granola
  • Cacao nibs
  • Strawberries
  • Banana slices
  • Peanut butter

Direction

  1. Run frozen pitaya packet under warm water for 10 seconds.
  2. Open up the pack and break the frozen pitaya in 2 pieces, then add to high speed blender. 
  3. Add remaining ingredients to blender except the milk.
  4. Next, add milk to blender (about ¼ cup and then slowly add more after blending to reach a thicker, smooth consistency). 
  5. Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
xx Becks

This Peanut Butter Power Pitaya Bowl is made with frozen pitaya, strawberries, bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, and protein powder to make a nutritious and filling meal!

Author:
Method: Blending
Serves: 1
xx Becks