Ingredients

1 pack of organic frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)

4 frozen organic peach slices

4 frozen organic strawberries

1 ripe organic banana

1 tbsp. acai powder

2 tbsp. coconut nectar

1 tbsp. coconut sugar

Non-dairy milk or water

Directions

Add the softest fruit to the bottom of your blender to not cause stress to the

blades.  Add about ½ cup of any non-dairy milk or water to help blend smoother

along with the acai powder, coconut nectar, sugar, and start blending.  Make sure

to use a high-speed blender to achieve the best texture.  Next, plate and add

whatever fresh fruit, toppings, or nuts you have or want.  In-joy!

Health Benefits

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) – Pitaya or dragon fruit is how they’re most commonly

known are an amazing fruit in appearance and health benefits.  Pitaya are low in

cholesterol and high in fiber making them an easy fruit to digest.  Being high in

fiber, pitayas can help regulate diabetes by stabilizing blood sugars and spikes.

They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats that are good for your

cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol levels.  Pitayas are loaded with

antioxidants that are great for getting rid of free radicals and cancer producing

cells.  This fruit gives acai berries a run for their money in the antioxidants

department.  Being rich in antioxidants pitayas can reduce the sign of aging by

keeping skin tight and young!  Pitayas can even be used as a face mask mixed

with a little honey.  This fruit is also great for suppressing arthritis because of the

amazing anti-inflammatory properties.  Pitayas are also good for avoiding acne,

soothing sunburns, treating colored hair, and loaded with vitamins.

Bananas are extremely good for you and your health for many reasons.  For one,

scientist believe that bananas were the first fruit on Earth.  Bananas are grown in

over 107 countries and are among the most consumed fruits in the world.

Bananas are also good for lowering cardiovascular dis-ease including high blood

pressure, high cholesterol, and asthma.  The nutrients like fiber, potassium,

vitamin B6, and C found in bananas promote a healthy heart.  The daily intake of

fiber for an adult is 4700 mg and less than 2% of US adults meet those daily

intakes.  People are not eating enough fruit throughout the day causing them to

feel hungry.  Studies show that people with higher intakes of potassium have a

49% lower risk of ischemic heart dis-ease.  Bananas can also prevent cancer cells

from forming by destroying the formation of free radicals because of the high

levels of potassium.  Bananas are also good for diabetes, treating diarrhea,

preserving memory, and boosting mood (tryptophan amino acid helps preserve

memory and boost mood.

Sources

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271157.php

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-surprising-benefits-dragon-fruit-you-never-

knew.html

 
 
 

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