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New! Pitaya Puree (aka Dragonfruit)

pitayapacksMeet Pitaya. You may already know this small, magenta-colored fruit as Dragonfruit. Now, there’s a new way to experience the benefits of raw, organic Pitaya fruit with Pitaya Plus. Look for it now in the Co-op’s Frozen grocery aisle. Each package contains 4 x 100g frozen puree packs, on sale now for $7.59 each.

Pitaya is indigenous to Central America and holds a powerhouse of nutrients, including antioxidants, active enzymes, C and B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and fiber to help boost the body’s natural immune and digestive functions.

Pitaya puree is made from one ingredient: 100% Dragonfruit pulp and seeds. Naturally gluten-free, raw, and vegan, as well as USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, this pure fruit puree is perfect for smoothies. Or, serve it with fruit and granola. Read on for recipes and instructions for making Pitaya Bowls.

Directions for blending the perfect bowl: throw liquids, then fruit and Pitaya in blender. Start on low speed and gradually increase to high. Blend smoothie for a total of 20-30 seconds. Be scarce with liquids and don’t add ice; it can make the bowl soupy. You can always add more liquid if needed.

Tropical Bowl

  • 2 Pitaya Smoothie packs
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 4 oz. coconut water
  • Top with granola and fresh coconut

Peanut-Aya Bowl

  • 2 Pitaya Smoothie packs
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 oz. almond or hemp milk
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • Top with granola, sliced banana, coconut and honey
By: Claire

ClaireClaire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.