Papaya breakfast boats - way cooler than your classic muesli and yoghurt duo. This fun breakfast option is so simple, yet pretty!
Making papaya breakfast boats are pretty easy. Simply hollow out a papaya to create a golden edible bowl. From there, fill with all sorts of deliciously nutritious goodies; like nutty muesli, dollops of yoghurt, bites of fresh fruit, coconut chips, or even edible flowers if you’ve got some growing in the garden (fancy!).
Papaya is a sweet buttery fruit with a musky flavour. It’s rich in the enzyme papain, which helps promote healthy digestion. Much like the enzyme bromelain that’s found in pineapple, papain is known for its protein-digesting properties, which provides a helping (enzymatic) hand to our gut.
Papaya’s also a rich source of antioxidants, which help fight free-radicals, and in doing so protect against ageing, disease and poor health. Think of antioxidants as the police and free-radicals as the baddies. If you don’t have police roaming the streets, the baddies may run riot and cause some serious damage.
During our travels to Samoa last week we had papaya drizzled with lime juice to kick off breakfast time – hot damn it was a great combination! An extra squeeze of tart lime juice on top really takes it to next level deliciousness. Try it here.