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Papaya Boats

There's no better way to romanticize your life than to use a fruit as the serving bowl for your breakfast - and extra points for it being a papaya! As for the fruits inside this papaya boat, you can go crazy with it and use whatever you have around, or whatever you're craving. I went with a tropical theme here, but anything will taste amazing in this.


There are mixed views on papayas - I've seen articles from credible sources on both sides saying it's good for the ovulatory phase and others that say it can harm fertility. So if you're trying to get pregnant, that is something to keep in mind. If you're not trying to get pregnant, but you're looking for an anti-inflammatory fruit that is packed with nutrients, this is for you!


Ingredients for your ovulatory phase: papaya, mango, almond butter. During the ovulatory phase, estrogen and testosterone surge, so you want to eat foods that help your body balance out the spike in estrogen and support the heart.



Papaya, also known as “the fruit of the Angels”, is packed with antioxidants which protect our cells and support a healthy body. Papayas also have high levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B9, potassium, and dietary fiber. Additionally, it has a lower GI score than some other fruit options, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar!


Mangos are high in fiber, and are loaded with antioxidants, which make them a great fruit to eat during ovulation when you are experiencing the peak levels of estrogen in your body. They are also a great source of magnesium and potassium!


Almonds (and almond butter) contain high levels of omega-3s. High FSH levels can lead to menstrual problems including PCOS, and omega-3s are shown to reduce FSH levels. They also have high levels of dietary fiber and contain magnesium.


 

Papaya Boats

Serves: 2 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 papaya

  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup tropical fruits (or whatever you have available)

  • 1/4 cup granola

  • 1 tbsp almond butter


Process

  1. Cut the papaya in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds

  2. Use a spoon to make a divot in the papaya big enough to add yogurt and other fruits

  3. Drizzle almond butter and add granola on top!

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