Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

yogurt papaya boats


It's no secret that we're obsessed with yogurt! On the Luvele blog, we now have oodles of delicious recipes that incorporate fresh homemade yogurt, but none are simpler than these homemade yogurt papaya boats.  Essentially they’re fruit salad and yogurt in an edible bowl.

Papaya is a powerful digestive aid. Add homemade yogurt and they become one of the healthiest breakfasts or summer deserts around. Pure, gut luving goodness, that take minutes to make.

To stay with a tropical theme, we’ve filled these gorgeous fruit boats with homemade coconut yogurt but any plant-based yogurt, such as almond or soy yogurt or traditional dairy yogurt can be used.

homemade yogurt papaya boats

With papaya boats there are no rules. The possibilities for toppings are endless. Layer with a smorgasbord of fruits or sprinkle on homemade granola or nuts and seeds of your choice. Whatever you choose, papaya boats are a fun to make, delicious and cute as.  


1 Papaya - halved length ways
Approx. 1 ½ - 2 cups of homemade yogurt of your choice.
Fresh fruit of your choice


Drizzle of honey or maple syrup
Chia seeds
Homemade Granola
Hemp seeds
Slivered almonds
Shredded coconut
Toasted crushed peanuts
Banana ice cream
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Mint leaves
Sprinkle of cinnamon 

how to make papaya boats


  1. Scoop out the seeds of the papaya.
  2. Fill each papaya half with homemade yogurt
  3. Scatter on fresh, chopped fruit or other great toppings.


Yogurt Papaya Boats