I love the idea of food that looks as good as it tastes. Especially when it’s also loaded with happy, healthy nutrients for a fab start to the day.

This recipe is a firm favourite in our house that ensures we’re hitting our daily fruit intake in one meal! And after discovering that most Aussies struggle to reach their minimum recommended intake of fruit and veg, I’m all for this.

Fruit has this incredible synergistic effect; as does all real food; where the individual components exert a greater power when combined. It’s the whole idea of power in numbers. For instance, the fructose (naturally occurring sugar in fruit), has less of an impact on our blood sugar due in part to the high fibrous content of fruit. Nature has figured this out for us so all we need to do is enjoy it!

Papaya Muesli Bowls | Nadia Felsch

Papaya Muesli Bowls | Nadia Felsch
Papaya Muesli Bowls | Nadia Felsch

The fructose in fruit has less of an impact on our blood sugar due in part to the high fibrous content of fruit.

This recipe couldn’t be easier and is also really versatile. Have bananas instead of berries? No problem, just swap them in! Don’t have muesli? Top with nuts and seeds instead!

Enjoy it for breakfast, a snack or even sweet treat. It would be gorgeous to serve at a party or when you want to impress too.

Another big plus for this recipe is the inclusion of Greek yoghurt. A source of probiotics for healthy gut function and such an easy way to add these to your diet. A word of warning though: choose traditional Greek yoghurt without any added sugar or preservatives. And on the probiotic front, look for researched strains and in sufficient numbers to even reach the large intestine (which is where they need to get to in order to multiply, colonise and therefore support healthy gut function).

The yoghurt I buy contains over 300 million of 3 different probiotic strains in every 100g serve and I’ve shared more on this below.


The Nutrition Low-Down

PAPAYA

  • Rich source of antioxidants including Vits A & C to counteract oxidative stress in the body
  • Contains the enzyme – papain – shown to support effective protein digestion and overall gut function
  • Source of fibre to support digestive health, cholesterol management and balance our blood sugar
  • Source of vitamins including potassium and folate
  • Energy from natural carbohydrates

GREEK YOGHURT

  • Nourishing and natural – choose natural Greek yoghurt without added sugar or preservatives
  • Containing all required macronutrients in similar amounts
  • A probiotic source – if chosen well can contain key strains in high enough volume, known to support healthy gut bacteria including Lactobacillus acidophilusBifidobacterium and Lactobacillus Casei

MUESLI

  • Rich source of fibre, including prebiotic fibres, for digestive function, cholesterol management, energy production and cholesterol management if using a barley or oat based muesli
  • Energy from natural carbohydrates
  • Healthy fats from nuts and seeds

Enjoy the high fibre, energy and antioxidant-rich recipe that I’ve shared here with you – perfect for brekkie, a sweet snack or even to impress guests.

Papaya Muesli Bowls | Nadia Felsch

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Papaya Muesli Bowls
 
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yield: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 small papaya
  • ½ punnet (125g) strawberries
  • ½ punnet (65g) blueberries
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup muesli
Instructions
  1. Halve papaya
  2. Scoop out seeds to remove
  3. Wash and dry berries
  4. Halve strawberries
  5. Divide yoghurt between papaya bowls spooning into open cavity
  6. Top with berries and muesli to serve
Notes
VEGANS - You could substitute Greek yoghurt for a quality coconut option.

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