Avocado Pitaya Smoothie Bowl / by lee tilghman

MMMM..summer, I can almost taste you! All this warm weather in Los Angeles has got me feelin' 100. 

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I've been re-introducing cardio into my routine and have been feeling more energized, motivated, and focused during the day because of it. Warm weather and sunshine really does have an amazing affect on me and my energy levels. 

This bright pink smoothie bowl is a fabulous compliment to the spectacular weather we have been having lately. Pitaya is one of my favorite smoothie bowl ingredients; not just for it's crazy good taste but because of its delightfully eye-pleasing pink. Just looking at it wakes me up and makes me think: SUMMER! EARLY MORNINGS! FARMER'S MARKET! YOGA! RUNS! Sorry, I'm not yelling, just got really excited. 

By now, you know I love topping my bowls with all sorts of healthy stuff. This bowl was especially beautiful and tasty because I added Kashi's new GOLEAN Plant-Powered Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia bar on top. These bars are loaded with such goodness. This flavor has cashews, peanuts, chia seeds, whole grain oats, millet, buckwheat, and more. It's absolutely delectable. Anything chocolate and nut covered, and I'm in.

I have been in such a great mood lately- so much great stuff happening in my life right now. I've been working harder than I ever have before and it's really paying off. I am booked with food styling and recipe developing gigs and have some pretty dope projects in the works. Apparently I need to rest more too as I came down with a cold last week- so I had to take a few days off from working out but I am definitely feeling the summertime endorphins right now. 

Make this bowl your own with the recipe below!

Avocado Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

  • 1/2 frozen avocado
  • 2 Frozen Pitaya Plus Packs
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: Almond butter, GoLEAN Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia Bars, fresh strawberries and blueberries, coconut shreds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, flax seeds, hemp seeds, almonds, chia seeds, mulberries and sesame seeds. 

What are you excited for this summer?