Pitaya Chia Porridge. Vegan, GF Recipe

I hope you enjoy delicious treats these school holidays, guys! I know, holidays are the time for baking, but this time we choose healthy way – smoothies, nana ice cream, and fresh fruits.

To create healthy eating habits for picky eaters, try to add fun to their meals. My daughter especially loves colorful food with garnishing. I added to my plain chia seeds porridge some refreshing and beautiful pitaya fruits (dragon fruits) which have been found in the nearest Asian supermarket.

Pitaya is one of my favorite tropical fruits. You ask me why? It’s so boring! It doesn’t have much taste as mango or pineapple. This is the best way to add freshness to your smoothie, dessert, or cake. White pitaya is sweet and crunchy, I like to scoop its flesh using the melon baller and add to breakfast smoothie bowl. Red pitaya has amazing vibrant color and could be used as natural food coloring. It’s not easy to find but can be stored in the freezer up to few months. They both are working great in combination. I like to mix pitaya with berries and banana. Try to mix dragonfruit with coconut milk, this is an amazing combination!

 

Pitaya, also known as dragonfruit, a tropical fruit native of Central America, is the fruit of a huge cactus, which has become very popular in the South – East Asia. Pitaya surprisingly rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin C strengthens the immune system . Contains only 60 calories per 100 grams of fruit.


Ingredients

2 Serves

  • 1 Cup Coconut milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 4 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2-3 Tbsp Light coconut syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 Red pitaya
  • 1 White pitaya

Directions

  1. Mix in the blender coconut milk, water, syrup, vanilla and red dragon fruit. Combine the mix with chia seeds in the mixing bowl. Mix well using the whisk and soak chia seeds for about half an hour.
  2. Fill serving bowls with chia porridge, garnish with pitaya balls or any your favorite fruits. Sprinkle with granola for extra nutritional value. Enjoy!

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