Dragon fruit or Pitaya is an unusual source of protein that speeds up your metabolism making it a great fruit for weight loss.
Pitaya is also high in Vitamin C which helps to boost immune system; contains no cholesterol, and almost no unhealthy, cholesterol-producing fats. It is also packed with B group Vitamins, such as Vitamin B1, B2, and B3; a great source of fiber to help digestion and contains natural antioxidants aids in cancer prevention. This fruit is also known for its Antibacterial and Anti-fungal properties.
You can get Dragon Fruit at your local farmers market – depending on a season, or try the exotic section in the groceries stores. But it’s kinda pricy to buy it fresh. About $5-6 for just one fruit. That’s why the best way to enjoy Pitaya and its benefits is to get a frozen pitaya packs and add it to your smoothie.
Here is a great Pitaya Smoothie Recipe to try:
- 1 Pack (3.5oz/100g) Frozen Pitaya/Dragon Fruit
- 1 banana
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup ice
- Mix all the ingredients in a high speed blender like Vitamix.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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