Healthy Smoothie Bowl
Deceptively healthy and easy pitaya (dragon fruit) smoothie bowl. Only 4 ingredients and it’s not only vegan but also raw. What make’s this healthy? Zucchini! You may think it unusual or even weird but amazingly zucchini adds exceptional creaminess to this smoothie bowl. Pitaya or dragon fruit flesh is readily available in frozen packets from grocery store.
Power Packed Fruits and Veggies
Also known as dragon fruit looks like a soft pineapple with spikes and it can either have pink, red, or yellow skin and white or red flesh with tiny black edible seeds. This unique fruit was first discovered in Central America but is also widely available from Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand and Vietnam. Like many superfoods pitaya contains lots of antioxidants, vitamin C, and is loaded with lots of prebiotics to help keep our good gut bacteria happy.
The awesome thing about zucchini is that it has no fat and has a high water and fiber content. It improves digestion, lowers blood sugar, supports a healthy heart, and helps with thyroid function among other things.
This is great source of potassium and magnesium and a great recovery food after a workout. Bananas are also loaded with tryptophan which helps you feel more relaxed. Bananas also lends a natural sweetness to smoothies so there is no need to add any additional sugar to this smoothie.
Make this smoothie today!
- 2 cups frozen zucchini
- 2 cups frozen bananas
- 1 packet frozen pitaya
- ½ -1 cup almond milk
- Place all the frozen fruit in the container of a high speed blender and ½ cup of the almond milk.
- Start to blend and add more almond milk as needed.
- Pour out the smoothie into a cold bowl (place in the freezer as you are preparing the smoothie).
Toppings for your bowl - wash, dry cut your berries and fruits before you start to blend the smoothie. Have all your other toppings like granola and nuts open and available on the counter before you start to blend.