Want a quick and easy snack that will stave off your hunger while pleasing your palate? Try That’s Chelsea’s Papaya Boats.
Also known as “fruit of the angels,” not only are papayas tasty and accessible year-round, but they are also a rich source of folate, vitamin C and fiber, ensuring that you won’t just be hungry again a short while later.
If that isn’t enough to convince you, papaya also contains papain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins, reduces inflammation, boosts healing and even treats allergies.
Eating papaya also helps to protect against heart disease and colon cancer, and boosts your digestive health.
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Ready to set sail on a papaya boat? Let’s go!
1 ripe papaya
A few spoonfuls of unsweetened Greek vanilla coconut yogurt
1/2 cup strawberries or your choice of fruit (blueberries or kiwi would be amazing!
Agave or coconut nectar
Chia seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
- Slice the papaya in half, lengthwise, and spoon out the seeds.
- Fill each side with unsweetened coconut yogurt, fruit, or any other toppings of your choice.
- Drizzle with agave or coconut nectar and sprinkle with a pinch of chia seeds or unsweetened shredded coconut, if you like.
Recipe and photo source: That’s Chelsea
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