Papaya boats have to be one of my favorite breakfast options. Why? Because they are nutritious, delicious and incredibly EASY.
One of the things I presently struggle with is finding time in the mornings to eat a proper meal. Usually my day starts with hitting the snooze button a couple (too many) times, rushing through my makeup and hair routine, feeding and walking the dog, and inhaling some coffee before I run out the door. Breakfast, in my mind, is sort of a thing for… people who don’t have day jobs. Or really early morning risers who get their workout in at 4am and read the newspaper while drinking their coffee. Not me.
So I decided… for the first month of my transition I’m going to keep things simple. I’m just going to eat fruit. No worrying about baking or cooking or crepe-ing or souffle-ing. Just fruit.
This also helps me make sure I start the day with plenty of micronutrients, carbohydrates, and hydration.
This recipe is so simple I honestly don’t think I would qualify it as a “recipe” per se… I would just call it “breakfast inspiration.”
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- 1 ripe papaya (preferably organic)
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp raw agave
- Slice the papaya in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a large spoon.
- Sprinkle coconut flakes in the boat basins.
- Top with fresh berries - use as much as you like! You can get creative here - if you prefer blackberries or other fruit, feel free to improvise.
- Drizzle with raw agave nectar.
- Dig in!
- Organic and non-GMO papayas are best. Because papayas have to travel quite a ways to get to your local grocer, they are often treated with pesticides and growth hormones. If you can't find organic papayas, then it's okay every once in a while to eat non-organic. Just not every day.
- You can also use frozen berries for the topping if you thaw the night before.
- Try to stick to unsweetened coconut shreds. You can find in the health food section of your local grocer, or sometimes you can find coconut meat in the frozen goods section. The coconut shreds you find in the baking aisle are often very heavily coated with sugar.