We love waking up to a healthy breakfast bowl, knowing it will keep us full and satisfied all the way to lunchtime. So, today we want to share this nutritious papaya smoothie bowl recipe with you to help you start the day right.
We made a creamy, light orange smoothie with vegan yogurt and ripe papaya. Then, we topped it with jumbo rolled oats, nut butter, and blackberries into a super-cute bowl. Just leave the oats to soften for a few minutes, and get ready to dig in!
Smoothie bowls are an easy way of preparing a well-balanced breakfast with a tasty combo of smooth and crunchy textures. They usually consist of a thick smoothie with various toppings, like nuts, seeds, grains, and fruit. It's so fun to experiment with different flavours and combinations every time. For example, check out our blue spirulina smoothie bowl.
In our recipe, we opted for a tropical twist using papaya. When perfectly ripe, this orange fruit has a lovely buttery flesh and sweet taste similar to melon and mango. Plus, it's loaded with vitamin C, with 100g providing over 70% of your RDI of this nutrient.
Soy yogurt makes a fantastic base for the smoothie, as it's low in fats and high in plant-based proteins. We paired it with oats, nut butter, and berries for a boost of slow-digesting carbs, filling fibres, and antioxidants.
Vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free, each smoothie bowl has only 270 calories. It covers over 30% of your RDI of fibres, 10% RDI for carbs, and 26% RDI of proteins. Sweet!
|Ripe Papaya (peeled and deseeded)||200 g|
|Soy Yogurt||250 g|
|Lime Juice||2 tsp|
|Jumbo Rolled Oats||60 g|
|Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)||1 tbsp|
Peel and deseed the papaya, chop into chunks, and add it to a blender or food processor.
Then, pour in the yogurt and lime juice.
Blitz the ingredients until you have a creamy smoothie.
Taste the smoothie now, and add more yogurt if you prefer a thicker consistency. If the papaya is not sweet enough for you, now it's the right time to add a splash of maple syrup or honey.
Divide the papaya smoothie among serving bowls, and stir in the oats (1).
Then, top with blackberries, nut butter, and let the oat soften for 5-10 minutes (2).
Enjoy your breakfast bowl right away or store it in the fridge for later.
Add a pinch of ground turmeric and black pepper into the smoothie mix for a golden tone and extra antioxidants.
You can use either fresh or frozen blackberries. Also, you can swap them with other berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
You can use any papaya leftovers to a prepare an exotic papaya jam.