Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Purple Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) and Strawberry Smoothie

This is a very quick recipe. The only difficulty is to gather all the ingredients. I hope you will be able to find pitaya in your store. I used purple pitaya, but you can use the white one as well. Add raspberries instead of strawberries to achieve the dark pink hue. There really is no substitute for pitaya, but you can also use ripe pears in this recipe.


Ingredients:
  • 1 purple pitaya, roughly chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (use frozen if fresh strawberries are not available)
  • 4 lady finger bananas, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 2 Tbsp rose water (optional)
  • 2-3 ice cubes


Method:
  • Toss all the ingredients into a blender bowl and process until smooth.
  • Pour smoothie into glasses and enjoy in good company!

Various plants produce anthocyanins as a protective mechanism against environmental stressors, such as ultraviolet light, cold temperatures, and drought. In the human body anthocyanins help fight free radicals and prevent cognitive degeneration.

Pitaya is a nutritious tropical fruit that is loaded with disease-fighting nutrients. Purple pitaya is rich in vitamin C; B vitamins, especially B1, B2, and B3; carotenoids; anthocyanins; as well as the digestion stimulating fiber.

Like many purple foods, purple pitaya helps fight free radicals and improve cognitive function. Vitamin C and carotene are also known for their anti-tumor activity. 

In this recipe purple pitaya meets strawberry. Both of them contain immune system supporting vitamin C. Vitamin C is also necessary for the collagen synthesis in the body, the growth and repair of tissues and the detoxification.

Various plants produce anthocyanins as a protective mechanism against environmental stressors, such as ultraviolet light, cold temperatures, and drought. In the human body anthocyanins help fight free radicals and prevent cognitive degeneration.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.


         


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