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Healthy 5-Ingredient Papaya Breakfast Bowls

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Breakfast bowls are the best way to start the day! This summer, enjoy a healthy, fresh, and delicious breakfast every day that’s easy to make. These papaya breakfast bowls are the perfect summer breakfast. 

Ripe Papaya bowls with yogurt, coconut flakes, and blueberries.

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You can customize your papaya breakfast bowls based on what you like best! We’ve included three ideas in the recipe below. 

You’ll combine fresh papaya, creamy coconut yogurt, and other fruits for these perfect breakfast bowls. 

How to Choose the Best Papayas for Breakfast Bowls

If you aren’t super familiar with papayas, that’s okay—you’re going to love them. 

Choosing the perfect papayas for breakfast bowls is kind of like choosing avocados! You’ll know they’re ready to go when they give a little when you push on them. You can also tell by the color of the skin—ripe papayas are bright yellow with little hints of green or red. 

Remember: you don’t eat papaya peel or seeds. 

If you only have firm papayas on hand but want to whip up these breakfast bowls, what should you do? You can wait a few days and let them fully ripen. But a quick trick is to place the papaya in a paper bag overnight….it should come out soft and sweet! 

Why You Should Make Papaya Breakfast Bowls

Papaya breakfast bowls are a delicious, fresh, and healthy option. 

But papaya really is an incredible food to eat for breakfast. It’s packed with fiber, and you’ll feel full for longer. Plus, papaya is also filled with protein, which makes these breakfast bowls the perfect meal to start your day with. 

A papaya is like a creamier version of a mango. WIth a slightly sweet flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth feel, papayas are the perfect base for breakfast bowls. 

Then, you’ll add other fresh fruits and the creamy coconut yogurt for a well-balanced breakfast that tastes amazing! 

Related: Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats

Two papaya bowls with yogurt, blueberries, and raspberries.

How to Make Papaya Breakfast Bowls

It’s totally okay if you’ve never heard of fruit breakfast bowls. They’re super easy to make and would even be a fun project to let kids help out with! 

First, you’ll choose ripe papaya. These are much easier to slice and way tastier to eat. Slice the papaya in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. 

Now it’s time to assemble your papaya breakfast bowls. You’ll layer in coconut yogurt (if you don’t like coconut, swap for another flavor). 

Then, sprinkle on your toppings. In the recipe below, I’ve included three different variations. 

One includes raspberries, blueberries, and chia seeds. The second recipe features blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and chia seeds. The last option features chia seeds, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, toasted coconut flakes, and some fresh mint or basil. 

Papaya bowl with blueberries on a countertop.

Chia seeds are included in all variations because they’re so good for you. This superseed chia blend is delicious and nutritious—it includes chia, flaxseed, coconut, and hempseed. These nutrient-rich ingredients add fun texture and lots of benefits to your breakfast bowls. 

But you can tailor these papaya breakfast bowls to include what you like! Add some granola or honey for a special treat. Or try adding other fruits to your bowls. 

I recommend squeezing a little bit of fresh lime juice over the top for some brightness! 


Papaya breakfast bowls are the perfect delicious and healthy breakfast for summer. With fresh, sweet papayas, creamy yogurt, and summery toppings, you’re going to love these customizable breakfast bowls. 

Plus, you’ll feel full for hours, which is always an amazing benefit of a good breakfast recipe. What toppings would you add to your papaya breakfast bowls? 

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Papaya Breakfast Bowls topped with blueberries, yogurt, and chia seeds.
5 from 47 votes

Healthy 5-Ingredient Papaya Breakfast Bowls


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields 4 Servings
Papaya breakfast bowls are the perfect summer breakfast. They’re healthy, fresh, and delicious!

Ingredients 

Variation #1:

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 c (735 g) yogurt coconut
  • 1 c (120 g) raspberries
  • 1 c (148 g) blueberries
  • 3 T chia seeds

Variation #2:

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 c (735 g) yogurt coconut
  • 2 c (296 g) blueberries
  • ½ c (42 ½ g) coconut flakes unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • 3 T chia seeds

Variation #3 (Bonus – not 5-Ingredients):

  • 2 very ripe papayas
  • 3 c (735 g) yogurt coconut
  • 3 T chia seeds
  • 1 c (148 g) blueberries
  • ½ c (60 g) raspberries ½ c blackberries
  • ½ c (42 ½ g) coconut flakes unsweetened and lightly toasted
  • Mint or basil sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  • Directions (Variation #1): 
  • Slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  • Divide the coconut yogurt equally between the papaya halves and top with the raspberries, blueberries, and chia seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • Directions (Variation #2): 
  • Slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  • Divide the coconut yogurt equally between the papaya halves and top with the blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, and chia seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  • Directions (Variation #3): 
  • Slice each papaya in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  • Combine the yogurt and chia seeds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Divide the coconut yogurt mixture equally between the papaya halves and top with the blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and toasted coconut flakes.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 912kcal (46%) Carbohydrates: 118g (39%) Protein: 29g (58%) Fat: 42g (65%) Saturated Fat: 25g (156%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 72mg (24%) Sodium: 304mg (13%) Potassium: 2092mg (60%) Fiber: 27g (113%) Sugar: 80g (89%) Vitamin A: 4987IU (100%) Vitamin C: 307mg (372%) Calcium: 954mg (95%) Iron: 5mg (28%)

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for this healthy breakfast idea. My wife and I are planning to eat healthier soon, so this would be a good addition to our diet.

    1. 5 stars
      Hey Ivan, You’re so very welcome. My husband and I are trying to do the same to eat healthily. Thank you for stopping by!

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