Want to eat a delicious, yet light breakfast?
And not spend more than a few minutes preparing it?
Let me introduce you to papaya boats. I’ll show you how to do them the Ayurvedic way.
Why Papaya Breakfast Boats?
Well, papayas are one of the most incredible fruits.
This is their Ayurvedic analysis: they are sweet, heating, and have a sweet post digestive effect or vipaka.
Papayas are great for Vata.
Can be eaten by Kapha in moderation.
And Pittas? In summer? Well, we don’t have to avoid them altogether. If you prepare this boat, once a week, after your saturday walk on the beach, or on a lazy Sunday, you will be fine.
When to eat this breakfast? In spring or summer, it is great to eat a papaya boat. Just make sure the papaya is not super cold. Also, this is a fantastic breakfast option if you are feeling indigestion or constipation.
Now, papayas, according to modern science, are also a powerhouse of nutrients for the body.
For example, they have Zeaxanthin, an antioxidant that filters harmful blue rays. It is also believed that it helps with macular degeneration, a disease that affect the retina, and with asthma and cough, as it has beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene also aids in preventing cancer, particularly prostate cancer, according to some research.
Papayas are also known to improve elimination issues. Vata people tend to suffer a lot from constipation, and so adding a light, easy-to-digest breakfast like this papaya boat, will help prevent it, promote regularity, and a healthy digestive tract.
Papayas also aid with digestion! They have papain, are high in fiber, and have sufficient water content, all of which can help with gastritis and hyperacidity.
Now, let me show you how Papaya Breakfast Boats are done with ayurveda principles. Take into account, that I am basically only combining fruits. There is no yogurt or granola in this recipe.
Papaya Breakfast Boats with Superfoods
- 1 organic papaya, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh mango, sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 tbsp bee pollen
- 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 fresh banana
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 1 stick fresh vanilla
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 lime
- Slice the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds using a spoon.
- Fill the papaya with the fresh fruit. Use your own style to decorate it!
- Top with the honey and the dressing of your choice.
- Eat with your favorite spoon! (I love wood or bamboo spoons)
For the banana dressing
- Blend the banana, vanilla stick pulp, coconut milk, and cinnamon until creamy. Pour on top of the boat.
Feeling heavy? then…
- Simply squeeze the lime over the fruit.
More breakfast ideas? Try my mango and maca bowl.
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