From the kitchen: Greek Yogurt Papaya Boats
Confession: I ate bacon over the weekend. TWICE! And it was good. Real good! But bad, sooo bad! But it’s okay, we all ate bacon twice this weekend, right? And we all had chocolate ice cream afterwards too?
Good. I thought so.
Let’s not beat ourselves up about it. We’re good people. We all deserve bacon and ice cream at one sitting every so often. Instead, lets balance it all out with a strong week of workouts, drinking tons of water and making good food choices. Starting with this papaya boat. It’s fruit and yogurt topped with a drizzle of raw honey and granola. Best of all, it’s absolutely delicious and filling (and no bowl required! #winwin). A perfect way to start the day and reboot our week, don’t you think?
Glad we worked this all out. Saying no to bacon can be hard (saying no to bacon twice, can be even harder), but if we say yes to good stuff like papayas filled with yummy protein and antioxidants more often, we can have our bacon (and eat it too!). -xo
Greek Yogurt Papaya Boats
1 medium papaya, ripe
Plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup granola
chia seeds (optional)
Slice papaya in half lengthwise. Spoon out seeds and scrape away just enough meat to create a small well. Fill each side with yogurt, fruit and granola. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with a pinch of chia seeds if desired. Voila!
NOTE: This is really more of a process than an exact recipe. You can fill your papaya with anything – cottage cheese, almond butter, any fruit your heart desires. You can even create something more savory by adding chicken or tuna salad. The sky’s the limit, just keep it healthy!