My Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast series continues! Today I’ve got a somewhat exotic power breakfast for you that’s absolutely delicious in summertime. In Hawaii and California, where I visited last fall, pitaya bowls were one of the hottest Clean Eating trends around. By the way, I’m headed back to California soon and really looking forward to diving back into the American Clean Eating universe! Stay tuned :-)

Pitaya / Pitahaya / Dragonfruit

Pitaya, also known as pitahaya or dragonfruit, is a cactus fruit that originated in South and Central America but is also cultivated in Asia. Pitaya is 90% water and contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamins B, C, and E. Here in Germany, it’s available all year round at well-stocked supermarkets and specialty stores.

The three best-known types of pitaya:

  • yellow skin with white flesh
  • pink skin with white flesh
  • pink skin with pink flesh

Pitaya skin is smooth and arranged in a sort of scaled “pine cone” formation; the fruit contains many tiny black seeds, regardless of the color of the flesh.

What stands out about Pitaya Bowls is their bright pink color – if you really want a feast for the eyes, use a pitaya with pink flesh!

Pitayas are usually eaten raw, and can be cut open and spooned like a kiwi. When they are very ripe, they can also be peeled like oranges.

Refrigerated, pitayas will stay fresh for up to 12 days; unrefrigerated, they will keep for about one week. Because their flesh is quite sensitive to pressure, it’s best to store them upright.

Pitaya Bowl


  • Pitaya
  • Raspberries or strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Liquid (e.g. almond milk)


  • Berries
  • Banana
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut flakes or shreds
  • Gluten-free granola 

Pitaya Bowl

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time
Passive Time
  • 1 Pitaya
  • 200 g raspberries or strawberries
  • 100–150 ml non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds *
  • 50 g blackberries
  • 50 g blueberries
  • 50 g raspberries
  1. Slice pitaya lengthwise and scoop out flesh. Purée or blend with berries and milk or non-dairy milk.
  2. Divide into two bowls and garnish with chia seeds, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries or other toppings of your choice.
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