Here is one of my favorite summer throwback food. That will take you back to that summer feeling. When you woke up and can smell the salt in the air and all you want is a delicious refreshing breakfast to start your day! My papaya boats are not just pleasing for your eyes but also packed with nutritious benefits.
It’s not a secret that I’m a real morning lover and don’t even have to mention it that my favorite meal is breakfast/brunch. It is nothing better than starting your day at a slow pace with a delicious and beautiful breakfast.
Maybe you living in a country where finding good quality fruits all year around is easy. ( I’m already jealous buy the way! ) But In the Uk, it is a bit of a mission to get ripe tropical fruits during the winter months. Dealing with the shorter, darker days, I need to have something that brings me back to that summer feeling.
This papaya boat is super easy to make and does not require any special skills at all! All you need is ripe papaya, a few choices of your fruits and some topping. I used blueberries raspberries and pitaya ( dragon fruit, that I have eaten the rest next morning ) and a bit of granola to add some crunchiness to it.
Some Of The Health Benefits Of Eating Papaya
- In today’s times, it is near impossible to avoid eating foods that are bad for your digestive system. Often we find ourselves eating junk food or restaurant food prepared in excessive quantities of oil. Eating a papaya daily can make up for such occasional mistakes. As it has a digestive enzyme known as papain along with fiber which helps improve your digestive health.
- Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants like beta-carotene. Which helps prevent your skin from free radical damage keeping wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay.
How To Select
If you want to eat them within a day of purchase, choose papayas that have reddish-orange skin and are slightly soft to the touch. Those that have patches of yellow color will take a few more days to ripen.
Papayas that are totally green or overly hard should not be purchased, unless you are planning on cooking them. Or unless you want to use green papayas in a cold dish like an Asian salad. As their flesh will not develop its characteristic sweet juicy flavor.
While a few black spots on the surface will not affect the papaya’s taste, avoid those that are bruised or overly soft. Papayas are more available during the summer and fall; however, you can usually purchase them throughout the year.
Healthy habits like eating a papaya daily will prolong the process and may make you look five years younger than you are. Papaya is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants like beta-carotene, which helps prevent your skin from free radical damage keeping wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay.
If you give it a try I would love to hear from you. Your feedback is really helpful. You can rate the recipe and comment below to let me know how yours turned out. And if you want to show off photos you can tag me @laforance on Instagram!