This simple and delicious Papaya Breakfast Bowl has only a few ingredients but is the perfect start to an amazing day. Fresh papaya, Greek yogurt, granola with a squeeze of lime makes this the most delicious breakfast!
In November we went to Hawaii to visit the kids. If you’ve never been to Hawaii, 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 slower place.
Our sweet granddaughter is growing up so fast, so mornings were spent on the beach! We’d meet the kids bright and early. Play in the sun 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.
Sunrise at Lanikai Beach shows glimmering sand and sea with the sun just beginning to peak thru the clouds. The ocean waves calmly lap the shore.
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!
Maybe just one more! My Granddaughter and I walking hand-in-hand, enjoying the sunrise on Lanikai Beach. The water sparkles as bright as diamonds with the sky in dark contrast, heavy with clouds. Although it was only seven in the morning it was already 75 degrees, the water warm and inviting!
Did you know Tutu means grandparent in Hawaiian? When we were thinking of what we’d want to be called we thought that would be perfect for our little Hawaiian Granddaughter!
Papaya Breakfast Bowl
Ok… why does a Papaya Breakfast Bowl remind me of Hawaii? Our host would stock our room with fresh fruit, 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!
Breakfast Bowl – how do you know when a papaya is ready to eat?
- choose a papaya with a little give when you press with your thumb (similar to an avocado)
- a ripe papaya will be bright yellow in color
- when shopping choose a yellow and green papaya, bring it home and let it ripen on the counter
- if you want a papaya to ripen more quickly, put it in a paper bag for a day or so
Breakfast Bowl – how do you eat a fresh papaya?
- 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 discard them.
Of course I’m going to tell you to top this papaya bowl with the granola recipe I shared last week! If you have never made homemade granola, once you do you’ll never buy it again! Homemade granola tastes 100 times better than store bought!
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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!
Papaya Breakfast Bowl
This simple and delicious Papaya Breakfast Bowl has only a few ingredients but is the perfect start to an amazing day. Fresh juice papaya, Greek yogurt, granola with a squeeze of lime makes this the most delicious breakfast!
- 1 papaya ripe
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt I recommend using Greek yogurt.
- 1/2 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.
If you’re looking for more delicious breakfast ideas here are a few of my favorites!
Of course you know I’m going to recommend my Avocado Breakfast Toast! One of my very favorites, this toast is delicious and satisfying. Easy too this is perfect for a lazy day breakfast or fancy brunch.
Definitely keeping it simple and delicious today – this simple sandwich can be breakfast or lunch! Raw organic honey drizzled over peanut butter – wow! Biting into a Peanut Butter Honey Sandwich is an explosion of flavor!