“On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink” Pitaya Bowl
1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1/2 of 1 banana
1 scoop vanilla protein*
1-2 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup frozen mango
1 frozen pitaya/dragon fruit pack
*My favorite organic, raw plant-based protein is Sunwarrior. You can save money by using code KYLE at www.sunwarrior.com. I also enjoy protein powders by Garden of Life and Orgain to provide you with a couple of other options. Use what you have!
Step 1 - Combine ingredients into a high-speed blender in the order listed above and blend until smooth. I’d you do not have a high-speed blender, you may want to let your frozen ingredients thaw for 10-15 minutes prior to blending.
Step 2 - Pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. In this recipe I used dried coconut shreds, granola, and chia seeds. I also highly recommend a tablespoon or two of nut butter. In fact, I don’t usually make a smoothie bowl without it...it’s just not pictured above. More specifically, you’ll want to use almond, peanut, or cashew butter. If you have a nut allergy, sunflower butter is a great substitution. This adds a more comforting, filling element to the recipe and it’s simply not the same without it, IMO.
Other topping ideas include fresh berries, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, raw honey or other liquid sweetener, coconut yogurt, etc. Feel free to double or triple this recipe if you are making for more than one person.
Tip: The key to making any type of smoothie bowl is your frozen to not frozen ingredient ratio. You want to use as little liquid as possible. You want this to come out very smooth and thick so that when you add your toppings they lay on top, otherwise your mixture will be too thin and your toppings will end up sinking in. Keep in mind this is going to melt quickly, so making this thicker than you think you want it is always a good idea. The recipe I listed above is customizable. For example, if you only have fresh mango, you can use frozen banana instead and vice-versa.
In my recipe book #FeelTheEnergy, I share my favorite Açaí Bowl recipe as well as tips on how to make a perfect smoothie bowl every time. I would highly recommend checking it out on Amazon. It has plenty of five-star reviews you can search through if you so desire!
P.S. Frozen pitaya/dragon-fruit can be difficult to find at times. I got lucky. Feel free to use frozen açaí instead...and if all else fails just use more frozen fruit. (dried açaí powder is also an option)