Seriously, I think the Vitamix is the best investment I’ve ever made.  Because every time I make a smoothie, it makes me so happy.  My smoothies turn out more perfect than I ever could have imagined.  So thick and folded together.

In addition to loving my Vitamix, I absolutely love pitaya and peanut butter.  At first, I thought this was the weirdest combo, but it’s one of the best!  I don’t really know how to describe it other than it’s kind of tropical with a rich and creamy hint at the end.

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Nutty Dragon Bowl
INGREDIENTS:
1 packet Pitaya Plus puree
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup frozen tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, strawberries)
1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 Tbsp. granola
1/2 medium banana, sliced
2 large strawberries, sliced
DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Put pitaya puree, almond milk, frozen banana and peanut butter in a blender.  Blend until desired consistency.
  2. Top with granola, banana slices and strawberry slices.

And if you don’t want a bowl, just a smoothie to-go, here’s an even easier version:

Simplified Nutty Dragon Smoothie
INGREDIENTS:
1 packet Pitaya Plus
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
DIRECTIONS:
  1.  Place everything in a blender and blend until you reach a nice and smooth consistency.

Also see: Homemade Acai Bowls