Move aside Acai Bowls. These Pitaya Bowls are taking centre stage today and for all the right reasons. They are delicious, nutritious and so pleasing to the eyes. There are so many health benefits from these gorgeous purple powerhouses.
Living in the city, we are constantly surrounded by air pollution and stress from our working environments which means our cells age way faster than they should. Pitaya is rich in phosphorous which prevents our cells from premature aging, meaning our skin cells remain taut and smooth for longer. Yay! Nature’s botox!
Pitayas are also a rich source of immunity boosting Vitamin C. They fight off free radicals that emit from our bodies. Have you ever looked warily at a fellow passenger sneezing away while you are stuck in rush-hour traffic during your commute?
Well, upping your Vitamin C intake will keep your immunity levels up so that you can fight off those germs! They act as an invisible shield surrounding you so those nasty germs bounce off before they can infect you!
You can purchase ready-made pitaya packs but my way of making them is to keep the base real simple. You just need 2 ingredients – pitaya and coconut water. These are so easy and so quick to make, you don’t have to resort to buying those expensive packs.
My suggestion is to freeze the pitaya for a thick and creamy bowl that taste almost like ice-cream from the tropics. It is such a bright and beautiful bowl – perfect for breakfast or after a summer’s swim.
Recipe: Hot Pink Pitaya Bowl
For the base:
- 1 cup frozen pitaya
- 1/2 cup coconut water, unsweetened.
- 1 Kiwi, sliced
- 2 tablespoons of instant oats
- 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon of raisins
- Blend base ingredients till well-combined.
- Top with desired toppings to serve.
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