Collagen Pitaya Bowls Recipe

Pitaya, aka dragon fruit, is a unique looking fruit that’s native to the Americas. It has a mildly sweet taste and small seeds that resemble those of kiwis. It is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and B vitamins. Add to that a nice dose of collagen powder, a banana, and some coconut water and you’ve got yourself this delicious Collagen Pitaya Bowls recipe … perfect for a healthy way to start the day or a nutritious afternoon snack.

What I love about this recipe (and all smoothie bowls) is that you can always add ingredients that boost the nutrition and health benefits. You might add ground flax or chia, protein powder, raw honey, coconut oil, you name it. What I love to add is collagen powder. The benefits of collagen powder are unreal! After the age of 25, our bodies begin to lose collagen, which is why supplementing collagen is important. Not only is collagen important for your skin, hair, and nails, but it’s also an important part of your joints, bones, and tissues. If you want all those parts to be healthy and stay pain free for as long as possible, collagen is your friend.

I like to use NeoCell collagen because I can’t taste it and it dissolves quickly and easily in hot, warm, and even cold liquids. I’ve tried some collagen powders that don’t dissolve as easily in cold liquids, so this is important if you want to quickly mix some into juice or water. I like to stir collagen into my morning coffee to make sure I take it daily, but it’s also a great addition to recipes of all types, including this smoothie bowl!
Pitaya Smoothie Bowl Recipe
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5 from 3 votes
Collagen Pitaya Bowls Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces frozen dragon fruit cubes
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons collagen powder
Instructions
  1. Combine the dragon fruit, banana, coconut water, and collagen in a blender and blend on high speed until fully pureed.
  2. Divide between 2 serving bowls and top as desired. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Collagen Pitaya Bowls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 361mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 22g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Bananas Blender Collagen Dragon Fruit Healthy NeoCell Pitaya Smoothie Smoothie Bowl
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