Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Probiotic Smoothie Bowl

This beautiful bowl creation that’s dripping in creamy deliciousness is a sumptuous summer recipe from our smoothie bowl friend Ligia (at Ligia’s Fresh Bowls @ligiasfreshbowls)

Here’s why we love it!



If you’re unfamiliar with this aesthetically pleasing, bright magenta-colored fruit treat, don’t feel ashamed. It’s likely you DO know it, only by another name:

Dragon fruit!


dragon fruit


Indigenous to Central and South America, the pitaya is now widely grown all over the world. This superfruit grows and thrives in arid climates (cactus plants in the Americas), and its stem is what provides the fruit with its moisture. Many speculate that this is what makes it so uniquely delicious.


Considered a prized fruit in many cultures, the pitaya’s rich, pink/magenta-colored inside has been eaten for centuries. A good source of Vitamin C, fiber and magnesium, it’s the perfect way to start your day, energize your body before exercising, or refresh after a walk or workout.

Just Thrive Spore-based Probiotic Strains

Not only is this summer smoothie delicious, it contains an added beneficial bacterial punch to make your tummy happy and your body healthy.

To reap the rewards of our probiotic without impacting the flavor or aroma of this dish, simply open up 1 capsule and add it to the smoothie prior to blending.

Unlike most probiotics on the market, you can add our probiotic strains to just about anything!!

The Just Thrive spore-based probiotic is tasteless, odorless, and mixes perfectly into 99.99% of recipes.

Yes, even if you throw it into a stovetop stir fry on high heat.

Yes, even if you bury it in banana pudding and deep freeze it.

And yes, even if you beat it into a brownie mix and THEN put it into the oven to bake at 400…

(Parents - this is especially useful if you have a little one at home who has a hard time swallowing pills)

Spore probiotics – the specific, proprietary super strains in our probiotic product – are wholly unique and amazingly resilient.

And that’s no exaggeration.

Example #1: 

👉 Super Strain Bacillus Subtilis HU58

This strain is so resilient that researchers at California Polytechnic State University reported reviving Bacillus spores from the gut of a 25-million-year-old bee that was fossilized in amber!

Example #2:

👉 Super Strain Bacillus Clausii

This is THE ONLY probiotic strain that can maintain effectiveness when taken with antibiotics! Bacillus Clausii is shown to resist damage from a variety of common antibiotics to help recondition your gut with the healthy bacteria it needs.

So add our probiotic to something hot, or something cold... Swallow it, eat it, drink it… It doesn’t matter! Just make sure you and those you love get your daily dose so you can all be your best and healthiest selves!

And now, on to the recipe...

Pitaya Probiotic Smoothie Bowl

Courtesy of Ligia’s Fresh Bowls (@ligiasfreshbowls


⚡️  1/4 cup coconut milk

🍌  4 frozen bananas ⁠

⭐️  1/2 cup frozen pitaya

💊  1 capsule Just Thrive Probiotic⁠

🌱  decorate with fresh kiwi and dark choco (optional) 


  1. Combine all ingredients one at a time into your blender
  2. Blend all ingredients until the mixture is rich and creamy
  3. Serve
  4. For added aesthetic pleasure, decorate your bowl with fresh kiwi and dark choco

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