This simple and delicious Papaya Breakfast Bowl has only a few ingredients but is the perfect start to an amazing day. Fresh papaya, tangy Greek yogurt, homemade granola with a squeeze of tart lime.
Papaya Breakfast Bowl
In November we went to Hawaii. If you've never been to the islands, I must say it's a magical place that embraces the Aloha Spirit in every part of it's culture. Life definitely slows down and moves at a more relaxed place.
Mornings were spent playing in the surf and sand before the rays became too intense. My camera was my constant companion as there is beauty around every corner!
A breathtaking view at Makapuu Lookout - the bright green emerald mountain stand in stark contrast to the beautiful blue ocean and sky.
A dramatic sunrise at Kaupo Bay with waves crashing against the rocks on the shoreline. Off in the distance beautiful trees are silhouetted against the bright sunrise. Purple clouds dot the sky.
I love the islands! I took nearly 1000 pictures that week, it has been hard pairing it down to just a few to share with you!
Ok... why does a Papaya Breakfast Bowl remind me of Hawaii? Our host would stock our room with fresh fruit, including locally grown papaya. One morning for breakfast, I looked in our little mini fridge and realized I only had one yogurt container left, but I need to make breakfast for both Dan and I.
I grabbed the papaya and sliced it in half.
With a spoon I scooped out the black seeds.
The yogurt that we had was a lime yogurt with granola to put on top so I split that between the two of us and topped each with a spoonful of granola.
Little did I know it is a thing in Hawaii and I can see why, it's a perfect breakfast!
Shopping list for papaya breakfast bowl
This is a short list! You'll only need papaya, yogurt and granola - a squeeze of lime finishes off the bowl.
How do you choose the best papaya?
How do you know when a papaya is ready to eat?
Similar to an avocado, choose a papaya with a little give when you press with your thumb. The skin of a ripe papayas will be bright yellow with just a touch of green or red.
Also similar to a an avocado, you do not eat the peel or the seeds.
If you choose one that is firm, allow it to sit on the counter until it's completely ripened. If you want it to ripen more quickly, put it in a paper bag for a day or two until it's soft and sweet!
Papaya is perfect for breakfast! It's full of fiber, which will keep you full longer and loaded with protein. This is a terrific meal!
What does it taste like?
The texture of a papaya is similar to mango, but creamier. The smaller mangos are more tender and will almost melt in your mouth! The flavor is slightly sweet.
How to make a Papaya Breakfast Bowl
If you've never prepared one, it's super easy to do!
- choose a ripe papaya
- slice it in half
- scoop out the seeds with a spoon
- dig in and enjoy!
Though papaya seeds are edible, (in small amounts) I recommend discarding them. Not tasty or palatable (in my opinion).
Topping the bowl with creamy yogurt and homemade granola recipe is such a great combination. Finishing with just a squeeze of lime takes it right over the top.
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This simple and delicious Papaya Breakfast Bowl has only a few ingredients but is the perfect start to an amazing day. Fresh juicy papaya, Greek yogurt, granola with a squeeze of lime makes this the most delicious breakfast!
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Papaya Breakfast Bowl
- 1 papaya ripe
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt I recommend using Greek yogurt.
- ½ cup granola
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Choose a ripe papaya and slice it in half.
- Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
- Fill the cavity with a dollop of tart yogurt.
- Top with granola and a squeeze of lime.