Pitaya Parfait – Dairy-Free, Vegan, Low-Calorie
Pitaya parfait makes a great breakfast or snack. It is completely dairy free and full of flavor.
I love being in the kitchen and creating new recipes, especially with products that are new to me. A couple weeks ago I posted a recipe for dragon fruit mocktails that were a big hit. Working with pitaya powder is so fun, and I love the vibrant color it adds to food. The best part is the color is all natural, which is my favorite way to color food.
This recipe is made using the same pitaya powder from NW Bulk Market. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their site yet, I highly recommend it. I love that I can buy a variety of pantry items in the quantity I need at a great price.
How do I use pitaya powder?
Pitaya powder can be uses in smoothie bowls, parfaits, puddings, drinks, yogurts, and more. It enhances the color of your food naturally without adding any fake coloring. There is not much taste to the pitaya powder, so it can be added into many different foods without altering the flavor.
Making this pitaya parfait is pretty simple, and it resembles a smoothie. It’s all natural and also dairy free so it works great if you have a dairy allergy or follow a plant-based diet. First, the dates need to have the pits removed. I made this mistake once when throwing dates into the food processor. It’s hard to see or feel the pit because the dates are soft and don’t seem like they would have a pit.
Once the dates are pitted, toss them in the food processor along with the cinnamon. Together they blend into a nice mixture for the perfect crust to the parfait. It will be very sticky. For a less sticky consistency add some dried mulberries or oats to the mix. Then divide the mixture evenly into two glasses and set aside.
For the parfait pitaya mix, place the frozen mango, banana, dragon fruit, along with the pitaya powder and almond milk into a blender and blend until smooth. The consistency for this parfait works best when blending fruit that is completely solid. I recommend starting with less almond milk until the desired consistency is reached because more can always be added to thin it out. Pour over the date crust. Top with your favorite fruit, like frozen blueberries or kiwi.
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Ingredients for Pitaya Parfait
- Almond Milk
- Pitaya Powder
- Dragon fruit
Calories per serving (1 parfait): 291
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Pitaya Parfait - Dairy-Free, Vegan, Low-Calorie
- 4 dates, pitted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups cubed dragon fruit, frozen
- 1 cup cubed mangoes, frozen
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 2 tbsp pitaya powder for color
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Place pitted dates and cinnamon in food processor until dates are no longer chunky. Divide crust into the bottom of two glasses.
- Add frozen fruit and almond milk to food processor or blender, and blend until fruit is smooth and to desired consistency.
- Divide fruit mixture, filling the two glasses over the crust.
- Top with an assortment of fruit, such as blueberries, kiwi and mango.
- Oats or mulberries can be added to the date mixture to make crust less sticky.
- Feel free to layer the date mixture, blended fruit mixture, and fresh fruit to create a layered parfait.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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