You know those mornings when you wake up, and you can practically hear your taste buds singing in excitement? Well, get ready for one of those days because today, we're diving headfirst into a tropical paradise of flavors with our Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls.

Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls

Papaya Breakfast Bowl

I love living in southwest Florida, the tropical fruits are so abundant and I am constantly finding new flavor combinations. My current obsession is papaya and coconut. I started experimenting with tropical breakfast bowls and found three different variations that I absolutely had to have and you're going to love them too. There are so many different ways that you can create your own tropical breakfast bowl, depending on what fruits you have available to you.

Reasons You'll Love This Recipe

Whether you're an early riser or someone who hits the snooze button one too many times, we've got a breakfast that's worth jumping out of bed for. Say goodbye to mundane cereal or that plain toast you've had a million times before. Our Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls bring a burst of vibrancy and healthfulness to your mornings.The best part? It's just assembling ingredients. No stove or other appliances needed. You can put together everything the day before, grab it and go!

Ingredients in Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls

Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls

To craft these delightful Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls, we need to start with the essentials. Let's take a closer look at our lineup of nutritious ingredients:

Papaya

Bursting with natural sweetness, it's a tropical delight packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This tropical gem is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and folate. Additionally, papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which aids in digestion. Each serving of papaya is low in calories and high in nutrients, making it an excellent choice for a vibrant breakfast.

Greek Yogurt

While the papaya adds the tropical punch, the Greek yogurt complements it with creamy, velvety goodness. The marriage of the two textures is a pure delight in every scoop. It's also packed with protein, keeping you full and focused throughout your morning. It'll provide the perfect backdrop for the papaya's sweetness. While Greek yogurt is renowned for its protein content, it's also rich in probiotics, which promote gut health. Additionally, it's a fantastic source of calcium and vitamin B12.

Berries Galore

Here's where the berry brigade storms in. Raspberries and blueberries add a burst of natural sweetness along with antioxidants and nutrients galore. Berries are known for their antioxidant properties, which protect your body from free radicals and inflammation. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them an excellent choice for weight management.

Chia Seeds

We can't forget the chia seeds; they're our secret weapon. These small yet powerful seeds provide a satisfying crunch and are loaded with fiber and healthy fats. They are a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory.

What are the different kinds of tropical fruits?

Speaking from my own experience, here is a list of the tropical fruits that I have tried and would be a great fit to add to your tropical breakfast bowls.

  • Loquats
  • Black Sapote
  • Mamey
  • Guava
  • Lychee
  • Dragonfruit
  • Atemoya
  • Rambutan
  • Mango
  • Cherimoya
  • Tamarind

Frequently Asked Questions About Papaya:

Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls

How do you know when a Papaya is ripe?

The best way to tell when a papaya is ripe is to look at the color of the skin. The more yellow that is visible, the more ripe it is. You should also lightly press near the stem and it should have a bit of give to it. If your papaya is more green, allow it to sit outside or at room temperature. The best time of the year for papayas is summer into early fall, so keep that in mind when hunting for ripe papaya.

How do you cut a papaya?

The easiest way to cut a papaya is to slice it in half lengthwise, then use a teaspoon to scoop out the black seeds. Then continue preparing it however you wish. For the tropical breakfast bowls, I leave it with the skin on and scoop it out as I eat it. If you want to slice it up, use a small sharp knife to separate the fruit from the skin. Here is a short video to demonstrate:

Can I prepare Papaya in advance?

Fruit tastes the best immediately after being cut, so in this instance, I would not recommend preparing the papaya in advance for a meal prep situation. If you decide you only want to make one serving of this recipe at a time, make sure that you wrap the other half of the papaya tightly with saran wrap or even vacuum seal it in a bag. Store it in the refrigerator and eat it within 3 days.

Can I substitute a non-dairy yogurt for this recipe?

While nonfat Greek yogurt is a zero point food on the myww blue plan and the myww purple plan, there are alternatives for those that wish to be dairy-free. There is a brand called So Delicious that makes a yogurt made from coconutmilk. It would be a bit higher in points, but the underlying flavor of coconut would lend itself well to the tropical flavors of these breakfast bowls.

How Can I Add More Protein to my Breakfast Bowl?

Chia seeds are a great source of nutrition when you are looking to add extra protein to a recipe. I recommend this blend as it's only 2 points per serving and is an incredible blend of Organic Ground Flaxseed, Organic Ground Chia, Organic Dried Coconut, Organic Coconut Sugar and Organic Shelled Hempseed which is the PERFECT addition to a tropical breakfast bowls.

Making Your Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowls

Creating these bowls is as easy as a gentle island breeze. Simply slice your ripe papayas in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill those natural bowls with the Greek yogurt. Top it all off with a medley of raspberries, blueberries, and a sprinkling of chia seeds. Each bite is a taste of the tropics, right at your kitchen table.


How Many Points Are In This Recipe?

With the new Plan, points can vary for those with diabetes. Check your zero point foods. Points can also vary with different brands. Please use your recipe maker to determine your exact points.

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Papaya Tropical Breakfast Bowl

Tropical Breakfast Bowl

Yield: 4

Using the Papaya has the base for this tropical breakfast bowl means you can customize it the way you please! Pretend you're on vacation on some island getaway and enjoy a lovely fruity breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cups non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds, See link below for recommendation!

Instructions

  1. Slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  2. Divide the Greek yogurt equally between the papaya halves and top with the raspberries, blueberries, and chia seeds.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Variation #2:

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cups Non fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • ½ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds

Variation #3:

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 cups Non fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cups blueberries
  • ½ cups raspberries
  • ½ cups blackberries
  • ½ cups coconut flakes, unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • Mint or basil sprigs, for garnish

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

Whether you're aiming to stay on the Weight Watchers program or simply want a delightful and healthy breakfast, this recipe ticks all the boxes. Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to mornings filled with flavor, nutrition, and joy.

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