Pitaya Bowls At Home
In the last 2 years or so I've noticed more and more that after I eat or drink certain things, I feel REALLY bloated and just over all blah. No real serious reactions but still uncomfortable and so I decided I needed to relearn my body to help address the symptoms I kept experiencing. At the start of the new year, I decided that I wanted to clean up my diet in the hopes of becoming more thoughtful and mindful about what I'm putting in my body SO I decided to switch to a primarily plant based diet. From 7am-7pm (or dinner time if it's a bit earlier) I east plant based foods only, dinners have stayed the same.
I've always been a healthy eater and LOVE fruits and veggies but I definitely have a soft spot for sweets and carbs and go through periods of eating really well and then falling off the wagon. I started this journey in the hopes that I might be able to make some permanent habits that better serve me. And that my friends is the reason why you've been seeing so many yummy pitaya and açaí bowls on my stories this past month! They've become one of my favorite plant based meals for getting in big servings of fruit during the day...they're also just insanely delicious and such a treat as we head into warmer weather. Tonight I'm sharing my recipes for homemade pitaya bowls! Toppings are your chance to get creative and really make the bowl you're own! I typically use strawberries, banana, kiwi (or whatever tropical fruit is in season), coconut flakes, chia seeds, granola, and honey!
1 cup frozen pitaya chunks (I buy mine at Target)
2 cups frozen tropical blend
1/2-1 tsp coconut sugar
1-1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
**Makes enough for 2 bowls
Combine all ingredients in a high power blender until smooth. I suggest starting with a cup of almond milk and adding more as needed. You want your pitaya mixture to be nice and thick but smooth and adding too much liquid will cause it to be runny and melt faster when eating. I typically have to blend and then mix with a spoon and repeat a couples times while adding splashes of almond milk to get the right consistency. (My vitamix does great with these!) Once smooth you can serve immediately topped with your favorite fruits or you can freeze for later. I typically will eat one then when I make them and will freeze the second serving for later!
PRO TIP: If you freeze a serving, take it to work with you for lunch! I've done this twice now and just leave the bowl on my desk or in my lunch box while I work and but 12:30 the bowl is perfectly thawed! I take all my precut toppings in a separate dish and it really does make the best lunch!