I got my hands on some frozen pitaya packs, and one of my go-to recipes with it is these smoothie bowls. Not only do I love pitaya for it’s beautiful color, but it has a slightly tart flavor that is a good change from the typical acai bowl.
The best part of putting a smoothie bowl together is the toppings…and I know I’m not alone here! Not only do they make the dish beautiful and insta-worthy, they also allow for you to have fun and customize the bowl as you choose. Some days all I want on top is fresh fruit and coconut shavings, but others I am in need of a crunch, and reach for things like granola, cacao nibs and dried white mulberries.
TIP: add toppings below AND on top of your smoothie bowl.
This way, you are guaranteed some of the toppings in every bite! My favorite topping lately has been this easy crunchy oil-free granola. You could really put anything in it, so long as you follow the formula for a bangin’ oil-free granola: 3 cups dry ingredients + 1/2 cup liquid sweetener. You can find the full recipe here.
- 2-3 frozen bananas, broken into pieces
- 1 scoop raw vegan chocolate protein powder OR 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- Liquid if needed to blend
- Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and run until fluffy, scraping down as needed.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice.
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