This healthy papaya bowl recipe is vegan, dairy-free, and is one of those recipes you want to make all summer long.
If you live in warm-weather since this tropical fruit is around all year, you will be making it more often but if you live in a four-season country you still can enjoy this healthy papaya bowl recipe. One of the
Summertime is the best time to use fruits as a bowl, less cleaning, and more time enjoying the outdoors.
Papaya is one of the most delicious tropical fruits if it's well ripe.
My mom likes to grow papaya trees. I remember she used to make a lot of smoothies with them when we were growing up. Papaya smoothies are so delicious and refreshing when the weather is beautiful and hot as well.
We used to eat papaya all the time, but I didn't eat them like that. I was just a kid, you know. My creativity back then was directed to other things.
It's packed with Vitamins A, C, and K, and it also boasts plenty of fiber, potassium, and folate.
WHEN IS A PAPAYA RIPE?
The papayas are ripe when having a higher proportion of yellow to green skin color. The greener the papaya, the less ripe it is.
I usually buy green papayas, and I let it ripe outside or at room temperature.
Avoid papayas that contain blemishes and choose those that are plump and smooth.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS RECIPE?
This healthy papaya boat is one of the most natural recipes you could make any time, because it is full of nutrients, and you can customize the toppings to your liking.
Start slicing the papaya in half lengthwise. It's going to give you the form of a beautiful boat.
once you have cut the fruit in half, then scoop out the seeds and scrape away, just a little bit to create a small bowl inside the cavity of the papaya.
After you have created this small bowl is time to start adding the toppings; like the toppings, I used to fill each of these papaya boats.
The toppings I used to fill these boats are:
- greek yogurt
- fresh berries
- granola and hemp seeds.
These are so versatile you can conveniently adjust your fixing to suit your tastes.
Let your creativity fly and try to make it fun with other fruits, nuts, and seeds you like.
If you give this tropical boat recipe a shot, let me know by leaving a comment and rating it. Don't forget to show me by taking pictures and tagging @veronicacleaneating on Instagram. I Can't wait to look at what you come up with, have fun.
You may also like these paleo muffins or these paleo sweet potatoes pancakes
Healthy papaya bowl
This healthy papaya bowl recipe is the most refreshing snack or breakfast for those hot days. No cooking needed and very easy to make.
- 1 Medium papaya, ripe
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup fresh berries
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 1/4 cup granola
- 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
- Slice papaya in half lengthwise
- Spoon out seeds and scrape away, just a bit to create a small bowl
- Fill each side equally with yogurt, berries, banana, kiwi, granola and hemp seeds. Enjoy.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 7gSugar: 22gProtein: 17g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. This is an estimate.
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