Ruby Rise Red Papaya Chia Oat Breakfast Parfaits
These Parfaits are super easy to pull together, and are full of the goodness of Ruby Rise Red Papaya, Oats and Chia Seeds. The combination is packed with flavour, vitamins and fibre, and will keep you satisfied for hours.
Plus they're great fun to make with the kids, and I know the pretty presentation always encourages my kids to try new things - and kids eating more fruit and veg is ALWAYS a good thing!
I know a lot of people are a little afraid of Papaya, or confuse it with Paw Paw. Or it's something you eat when you're on holidays - Tropical Island anyone!?
Well why not bring that tropical feel into your home on a more regular basis, and add some Papaya to your menu.
They're great in:
- Overnight Oats or Chia Puddings
- Smoothies and Smoothie Bowls
- Papaya Boats filled with fruit, a thick smoothie, chia pudding or Nicecream
- Add moisture to baking instead of oil, in place of banana or apple puree (think muffins, cakes, pancakes etc)
- The list goes on...
Papaya contain a very high concentration of enzymes that assist with digestion; gut healing; inflammation; fighting infections; and supporting the liver to boost detoxification, with flow on effects to the whole body, including skin health.. so make sure you add some Ruby Rise Red Papaya to your next grocery haul, and start reaping the benefits.
I think I’ve been eating the oat/chia combination on an almost daily basis for the last few years as part of my healthy eating journey.
The flavour combinations are endless, so you never get bored, and the benefits to my health hunger and cravings has been huge.
Starting the morning with a great breakfast really does set you up for the day, so I hope you give this delicious parfait a try.
All of the layers can be made in advance, and stored in the fridge for three days. So I always make more than one serve, because meal prepping has also been key to my healthy eating journey. Having healthy meals ready to go, really does help you from reaching for unhealthy choices when you’re hungry or in a rush.
I hope you give this recipe a try
This post was proudly sponsored by Ruby Rise Red Papayas. All thoughts, recipe and photos are my own.
Ruby Rise Red Papaya Chia Oat Breakfast Parfait
1 cup oats
1 cup almond milk unsweetened (or milk of choice)
Natural sweetener to taste
1/2 cup water
Mix well. Allow to soak for 30mins or overnight
Add more liquid as required, when ready to serve
1/2 Ruby Rise Red Papaya, seeds removed
Chop pulp to desired size
Papaya Chia Layer
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 Tbsp Ruby Rise Red Papaya pulp mashed
1 cup yoghurt (eg coconut, almond, soy)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Natural sweetener to taste (white granulated stevia, xylitol, coconut sugar, maple syrup)
1/2 cup water (as required)
Mix all ingredients in a jar and place in the fridge for 30mins or overnight to swell. Add additional liquid as required prior to serving.
Layer compote in desired pattern
Sprinkle with muesli, nuts or seeds to serve if desired