HAPPY FRIYAY!!!!! i made you this perfectly vibrant pink infused water!!!! it’s in pretty?? it’s all natural and sugar free! can you believe it?
i have been searching for fresh pink pitaya for a few weeks and i finally found some, i really wanted to make infused water with it because i knew it would impart this beautiful vibrant pink! it makes me happy just looking at it! i was going for a tropical inspired water so i came up with pink pitaya, lime & pineapple infused water. it’s so good!! lightly infused but with serious tropical goodness
pitaya or dragon fruit does grow on a tree but rather is from a fruit bearing cacti that’s native to central and south america. the cactus flower that produces pitaya lasts only one night. it blooms in the evening, ready for pollination by bats and moths, and wilts the very next day. this very brief pollination period is enough for the cacti to produce fruit. the seeds inside the fruit contain protein as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases.
i became obssessed with pink pitaya smoothies but thought it was time to branch out and use this stunning fruit in other ways as well! i combined the sliced pitaya and lime with water and let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes while i cut up the pineapple and the water turned this pink^^^ it got even darker after i left the remainder overnight. the colour of the fruit is so vibrant and stunning i just can’t stop using it in everything!!
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pink pitaya, lime & pineapple infused water
- 1/2 pink pitaya
- 1 lime
- 80 grams pineapple
peel the pink pitaya and slice it into 1/2 cm slices, place them in a 1.5 litre capacity jug.
slice the lime and add it to the jug, fill the jug with 1.5 litres of cold water, place in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour or overnight.
slice the pineapple in 1/2 cm slices and add 30 minutes before serving. serve in glasses with lots of ice and enjoy!!
NOTE** you can add the pineapple earlier but the pineapple turns pink from the pitaya.