Stuffed papaya with coconut cream and granola

If you were next to me right now, you’d hear me squeee with joy and excitement! That’s because today I launched a product over at Raw by Chris, something I’ve been secretly working on for the past half a year. An amazing, nourishing granola range! So good, not very sweet, but very crunchy, made with gorgeous ingredients and quite unique – just the way I like it! It was so hard to keep it a secret from you though! So hard to refrain from taking pictures of it every morning during product testing. Luckily, now I don’t have to keep it a secret anymore, so the pictures will roll xo

stuffed papaya with coconut and granola

So, there’s heaps of granolas out there. What in the world possessed me to bring another one to the table? Well, so far I wasn’t lucky enough to find my perfect granola anywhere, it’s as simple as that. My perfect granola is handmade, crunchy, raw, nourishing, made with organic ingredients, activated if possible, it should be very mildly sweetened (very very mildly, no sugar rush please at 6am) and the sweetener should be one I fancy: either fresh fruit, dry fruit or raw honey. And if possible to sneak in some veggies, then we’re talking a really truly perfect product! From this list my wonderful granola range was born: it ticks all these boxes and makes my tummy so very happy!

berry granola

This Berry Crush Granola was launched today, just mere minutes ago. It is so beautiful, with mild flavors and pairs fruits perfectly. I’ve been enjoying it in the simplest of morning dishes: stuffed papaya or stuffed melon, with homemade coconut cream, figs and some sprinkles (poppy seeds, sesame seeds). I’ve also enjoyed it by itself in the afternoon, at snack o’clock. It’s simply beautiful and even if not very sweet, it satisfies sweet cravings and gives you the extra little something to keep you going until dinner time.

Stuffed papaya with coconut cream and granola

Makes 2

Ingredients

  • 1 whole papaya fruit
  • 1 young coconut
  • 2 TBSP raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • optional: 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • fresh fruits of choice
  • Raw by Chris berry crush granola
  • poppy seeds & sesame seeds

Steps

  1. Cut your papaya fruit in half and scoop out the seeds. These are edible by the way. They don’t have the most amazing taste, but they have amazing properties so maybe keep some in the freezer and add a little bit to your smoothies?
  2. Crack open the young coconut, filter the coconut water, scoop out the flesh and clean it.
  3. Add the coconut flesh to your blender with 2/3 cups coconut water, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil and sweetener if using. Blend until you get a smooth cream.
  4. Scoop the coconut cream in your papaya halves.
  5. Top with fruits (figs are gorgeous in this), granola and sprinkles and enjoy.
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