Cacao Pitaya Protein Smoothie Bowl w/ Oil-Free Granola

April 22, 2016


By: Jasmine Briones 

Cacao Pitaya Protein Smoothie Bowl w/ Oil-Free Granola | sweetsimplevegan.comI 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.

Make sure you tag me on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan or twitter @sweetsimpleveg and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of my recipes, I love to see your photos!

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Cacao Pitaya Protein Smoothie Bowl w/ Oil-Free Granola

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2


Toppings of choice, I used:


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and run until fluffy, scraping down as needed.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Vegan

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  1. I still havne’t gotten my hands on pitaya (which I just realized sounds a lot like papaya since I almost typed that accidentally lol) but I SO badly want to! Especially now, with this chocolatey spin on things. Delicious!

  2. Amanda says:

    Eagerly awaiting your next vlog post! They help keep me motivated and on track with eating straight from the earth. Thanks! Even stopped craving those processed meat/cheese alternatives!

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