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A bowl filled with a vibrant pink pitaya smoothie topped with kiwi.
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5 from 8 votes

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls

This bright pink "nice cream" will have you dreaming of a tropical island vacation. This smoothie bowl is thick like ice cream, and while you might be thinking breakfast, it's a pretty amazing dessert as well. Juice bars in the US sell these as a "pitaya bowl."
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 large bowl
Calories: 375kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 banana chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup mango chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup dragon fruit (pitaya) chopped and frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk canned, full fat

Toppings (optional)

  • coconut
  • fresh fruit
  • nuts or nut butters
  • granola
  • chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add the frozen fruit to a food processor. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes to gently thaw before beginning to process.
  • Add coconut milk, and then process until very smooth and the mixture begins to fluff up.
  • Use a spoon to push down any chunks of fruit that aren't processing.
  • This works the best in my food processor if I fill the bowl about half full. Any less or too full, and some of the fruit doesn't get blended well.
  • Top with fruit, nuts, coconut, or nut butter, or just enjoy like soft serve ice cream!

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Notes

  • If you can't find dragon fruit, or don't want to pay the high price for the smoothie packs, this can be made with bananas and mango. Add fresh raspberries for a burst of color.
  • Make sure fruit is solidly frozen. The texture won't be thick and creamy if the fruit isn't fully frozen.
Can I make a Pitaya Bowl in a Blender? Yes! You can use a high speed blender, like a Vitamix, to make these. Add 1/4 cup of liquid (coconut milk, almond milk) to get it going, and then use a tamper stick to really press the fruit down. It will take longer to process but it will get there!
 

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1860IU | Vitamin C: 70.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3.9mg