Hello my friend!
I'm excited to present this recipe post from my Supplemental Sips Series today. When I was shopping at Whole Foods the other day, I came across the unique looking fruit. You don't see a pink colored fruit often. What is a Pitaya? Pitayas is a tropical fruit indigenous to Central America. Underneath its vibrant fuchsia skin with lime green peak is a white or pinkish center with edible seeds (small as chia seeds) full of antioxidants, protein, fiber, calcium, iron and other vitamins to nourish your body. Dragon fruit is said to provide digestion and cardiovascular benefits. You can read more about the benefits here.
What adds to the uniqueness of the Pitaya is how it grows. It is a nocturnal flowering plant. The beautiful aromatic flower blooms for one night before wilting and producing the Dragon Fruit. Todd and Diane from White On Rice Couple captured wonderful photography of the growth cycle of Dragon fruit here.
Have you experienced Dragonfruit? How did you enjoy it? Did you make a breakfast, snack or smoothie with it? Share your thoughts below.
There are many ways to enjoy a Pitaya Smoothie. Here is a blend using Harmless Harvest Coconut Water for the base. This brand can be purchased at your local Whole Foods. To learn more about Harmless Harvest and their mission for Fair Trade Coconut Water here.