Papaya Boats with Chia Pudding

Papaya boats are the holy grail of papaya recipes and this one is no exception! Papayas filled with chia pudding and topped with fresh fruit, granola, hemp seeds, and coconut! This breakfast recipe is quick to make and oh so healthy!

hand holding papaya boat topped with granola, bananas, and blueberries.
Imagine sitting on the beach – toes in the sand, and the waves crashing in the distance. It’s a warm summer day with a cool tropical drink. You might not be able to live out that fantasy at the moment (bummer, I know right?) but you can bring a little bit of paradise to you with these papaya boats filled with chia pudding! Bowl foods are gaining popularity, but what’s even better about this recipe is the bowl is edible too. 

papaya halves, blueberries, hemp seeds, strawberries, bananas, almond milk, and chia seeds on white wood background.

Papaya recipes make the perfect raw vegan meal and are loaded with health benefits. Papaya is great for digestion, heart health, menstrual health, etc. Whenever papaya is in season (early Summer and Fall) I make sure to get my hands on a few for an easy breakfast recipe that’s great for weekdays and weekends alike.

hand pouring chia seeds into blue bowl filled with almond milk. Hands mixing almond milk and chia seeds.

What’s great about this papaya boat recipe is the chia pudding adds a delicious protein kick. Prep the chia pudding the night before and leave in the fridge overnight. The next morning, you will have a thick mixture ready to add to your papaya! Chia seeds are an excellent source of vegan protein so this breakfast will fill you up and keep you satisfied for hours.

papaya halves on a white wood background.

Papaya boats are perfect for a healthy brunch or a quick breakfast during the week. I would LOVE to have a papaya boat party where everyone gets to make their own (seriously, accepting invites now.) This recipe is filled with chia pudding, which is a great source of vegan protein. Top with some fresh fruit, granola, or shredded coconut for that authentic tropical experience. Papayas are loaded with vital nutrients and enzymes too; so if you are looking for a healthier way to kickstart your day, look no further.

hand holding blueberry over fresh papaya with strawberries, blueberries, bananas on a white wood background.papaya boats with blueberries, strawberries, shredded coconut on a white wood background

A taste of the tropics in these papaya boats is *almost as good as being at the beach. almost.

Related: Overnight oats and Superfood spirulina acai bowls

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papaya boats with chia pudding, blueberries, strawberries, granola, on a white wood background

Papaya Boats with Chia Pudding

This papaya boat is the holy grail of papaya recipes! Papayas filled with creamy chia pudding and topped with fresh fruit, hemp seeds, granola, and coconut! It's the perfect raw vegan, gluten-free recipe. Try this easy breakfast recipe for a healthy, plant-based meal!
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: breakfast with fruit, healthy breakfast recipe, vegan breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 papaya boats
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1 ripe papaya
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar optional


  • fresh fruit
  • coconut shreds
  • hemp seeds


  • The night before, mix chia seeds, almond milk, and agave nectar in a small bowl
  • Place in fridge to set (preferably overnight)
  • Cut papaya in half lengthwise
  • Use a spoon to scoop out seeds
  • Remove chia pudding from fridge and spoon into papaya
  • Add fresh toppings and enjoy!


Serving: 1papaya boat | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.5g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 93mg | Sugar: 20.2g

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