To our new visitors, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! Wow, I’m so happy so many people have been interested in the Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Recipe I shared a couple days ago. I stayed up till almost 2am working on that one, but it was definitely worth it. The recipe was shared by Food Babe (on Facebook) and Buzzfeed. Whoa! And thank you to everyone else who shared it too. Since I have so many ingredients to make more unicorn recipes, I figured why not experiment a bit with them? I have a couple ideas for future unicorn recipes and two already complete. It’s been an exciting Saturday. Today I’m sharing this pitaya-bowl-style Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe.

And like the smoothie, the colors in this bowl are made from plants, not chemicals!

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

I’ve been wanting to share a pitaya bowl recipe with you guys, so here we go. Today we do this Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe. I have a basic one to share another day.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe Ingredients

This is similar to the other smoothie recipe, except this has a different flavor profile. And this one is poured into a bowl. And you get to add more toppings! It’s basically a mango-lemon-dragon-fruit smoothie bowl.

Here are the main ingredients in the smoothie bowl portion:

  • mango
  • lemon
  • Siggi’s lemon yogurt
  • pitaya (aka dragon fruit – naturally hot pink!)
  • blue matcha powder (made from ground flowers) – for the swirls
  • honey

These ingredients were selected to play up the flavors of the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. I was actually trying to make a healthy copycat recipe. Instead of mango syrup, I tried frozen mango. Instead of sour syrup, I tried lemon yogurt with extra lemon juice mixed in. But the texture and flavor were not what I’d hoped. So, I made lemonade out of lemons and turned this into a smoothie bowl. Woop!

Pitaya Bowls

I still can’t get over how pretty the pitaya makes smoothies. You can get it in purée packets at the grocery store. I got mine at Whole Foods. The brand I found is called Pitaya Plus. Literally, the only ingredient is pitaya. And it’s so hot pink naturally! Well, dragon fruit comes in different colors. So, if you purchase a dragon fruit at the grocery store, don’t be surprised to see white or yellow inside.

Anywho, these dragon fruit bowls are great for breakfast or as a snack.

Check out this article by LifeHack.org about 10 Surprising Benefits of Dragon Fruit You Never Knew.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

Blue Matcha Yogurt Swirls

To prepare the blue yogurt mixture, I recommend mixing the matcha into lemon juice before stirring into the yogurt. You can stir this straight into the yogurt container with some honey. I used a tiny whisk to get it evenly distributed.

You can make this first and set it aside while you prepare the main portion of the recipe. Once you’ve blended the mang0-dragon-fruit mixture and poured it into a bowl, you can do the swirls. Pour the blue yogurt mixture into the bowl in three different areas and then use a tooth pick to swirl it around a bit.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

{bowl sans whipped cream and sprinkles}

Now about those toppings for this Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe…

Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Toppings

The best thing about smoothie bowls is being able to decorate them. At least to me. And at least when it comes to unicorn bowls.

Marshmallow Cereal

If you’ve been into the unicorn thing lately, you’ll know most toppings are pastel and rainbow all over. These colors are difficult to achieve with natural sources. I found a slightly more natural cereal with marshmallows at Whole Foods. This is the 365 Little Cubbies cereal, which gives you the colorful marshmallows. According to the ingredient list, the colors come from beetroot red and curcumin.

You can add granola to the top of your smoothie bowl if you want something a little more nutritious. The Little Cubbies are a bit more for looks. But a little goes a long way. You only need a handful, which is about 1/4 cup.

Frozen Mango

A handful of frozen mango adds a fun, orange pop to the top of this Unicorn Smoothie Bowl.

Chia Seeds

White chia seeds almost resemble sprinkles, no? I love chia seeds in my smoothie bowls, so I definitely wanted to add some of these. They have so many great benefits. According to this article by Dr. Axe, chia seeds can boost your energy.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

To make this extra unicorn-like, I added a couple more toppings:

Whipped Cream

The only reason to add this is for looks. And fun factor.

Sprinkelz

These “Sprinkelz” by Let’s Do Organic add a bit more color to the top of this smoothie bowl. According to the ingredient list, these colors are from vegan sources.

Pink Matcha Powder

A light dusting of pink matcha powder adds a wee bit more color too. The pink brings out the natural hot pink of the pitaya. If you only have blue, you can use that instead.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

And here’s the finished Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe. Pretty and pretty nutritious.

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

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Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe {Pitaya Bowl}

  • Author: Diana of thechiclife.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Make a dragon fruit bowl with magical looks with this Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe. It’s made with plant-based colors and plenty of fruit!


Ingredients

Scale

Blue yogurt swirls

  • 1/2 teaspoon blue matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 individual lemon yogurt (I used Siggi’s – or sub vegan yogurt)

Smoothie Bowl

  • 1 pitaya purée packet
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • other 1/2 lemon yogurt
  • 24 tablespoons almond milk (or sub milk of choice)
  • 12 teaspoons honey (or sub agave or maple syrup for vegan option)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toppings (optional – use as many or few as you’d like)

  • 1/4 cup Marshmallow cereal or granola
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • whipped cream
  • 1/21 teaspoon white chia seeds
  • sprinkles

Instructions

Blue yogurt swirls

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together blue matcha powder and lemon juice. Pour half of the yogurt into your blender container. Whisk the blue matcha mixture into the remaining yogurt in the yogurt cup until smooth. Set aside.

Smoothie Bowl

  1. In your blender container, add pitaya, mango, ice, almond milk, honey, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth, adding additional almond milk if needed to get the mixture to blend (about 2-3 minutes). Taste test and add additional honey, if needed. Pour into a bowl.
  2. Pour yogurt mixture into the bowl in 3 different places. Use a toothpick to swirl.
  3. Add desired toppings. Enjoy!

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More Unicorn Recipes

I have more unicorn recipes on the way. Well, at least one. Check back for more.

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Hope you enjoy this Healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl Recipe. Thanks for reading!

Can you believe this hot pink color is 100% natural and plant-based? Yes! Make this healthy Unicorn Smoothie Bowl recipe for a beautiful breakfast (or snack or dessert!) that tastes as good as it looks. A clean eating recipe with vegan options. #recipe #healthy #healthyrecipes #cleaneating #breakfast

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