Pitaya: The new IT superfood

pitaya001 If you’ve been to any health or juice bars around Los Angeles lately you may have seen all kinds of “We have Pitaya” signs, peaking your interest on whether or not to stray from your beloved Acai Bowl. But what is Pitaya? A form of Dragon Fruit, it’s a delicious and nutritious super-food quickly becoming a new favorite among health-food junkies. It’s notable electric pink interior is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. It’s tangier in taste compared to Acai, closer to some sort of raspberry/strawberry flavor. Some of Pitaya’s benefits include: Antioxidants to help fight cancer causing free radicals Natural fiber with aids in digestion and can help lower cholesterol Vitamin C which is another powerful antioxidant Calcium and Magnesium which work together and are essential for healing and bone growth Omega 3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and may help lower the risk of diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Click through the slideshow above to see 3 different recipes you can make with Pitaya! Ingredients for pitaya smoothie and bowl: Blueberries Strawberries Banana Rice, almond, or coconut milk Orange juice Yogurt PitayaPlus smoothie packs Ingredients for Pitaya Mojito: 3 oz white rum 5 oz club soda or sparkling mineral water 1/3 smoothie pack softened 1 oz lime juice limes for garnish fresh spearmint 1 tsp agave nectar

15 Comments

  1. Jessica Rose says:

    This has yet to cross the Uk shores….but where USA lead…we eventually catch up in the Uk!! ;)

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Thanks for sharing! Love this!

    The Style Storm
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  3. Nathalie says:

    Pitaya is just delicious !! We have so many of them here in Indonesia.

    xo
    http://livelifeamour.blogspot.com

  4. Sylvia says:

    The last few months I’ve seen pitayas a few times on Instagram… and I’ve thought that it looks so good and I would looove to try it, but especially now when you say it tastes raspberry/strawberry-ish… Yum!) However, I don’t think I’ll find it here in Spain any time soon… I can’t even find kale! :-0

  5. Daniella says:

    awesome!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  6. Chuck says:

    Thanks for helping spread the love Shea! All of your fans can find pitaya at Whole Foods in SoCal or we can ship our raw, USDA Organic Pitaya Smoothie Packs right to their doors!

  7. Sounds interesting, wonder if we’ll get it over here in the UK… C x

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  8. This looks and sounds delicious :)

    xx,
    Lily
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  9. María says:

    Ohh, I’ve always wanted to taste dragon fruit. Hope one day I have the chance.
    Lots of love, xx

    http://marysreturn.blogspot.com.ar/
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  10. Katie says:

    Yummy! I love finding new and exciting fruits and veg (although there’s nothing ‘new’ about them) thanks for sharing!

    Katie <3

  11. Looks so good!! Can’t wait to try it out soon!

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  12. JLS says:

    *pique your interest

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