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Valeria Dolbel

I'm a nutritional therapist and beauty nutrition practitioner specialising in plant-based nutrition and holistic gut, hormone and skin health. In other words, I help people to transition and maintain a balanced plant-based diet to achieve radiant health!

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I have always been intrigued by papaya’s health benefits, but like many, I didn’t find the taste too appealing to eat it often. However, it quickly changed after I tried making a papaya boat, and now I can’t get enough! This fruit makes a perfect breakfast or dessert. All you have to do is add your favourite toppings!

Papaya is one of the best sources of highly bioavailable beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), essential for growth, immune system function and skin health. It is also high in vitamin C, which is a crucial antioxidant.

It also contains the enzyme papain, which is a powerful digestive aid. Therefore, a papaya boat can be an excellent way to start your day by cleansing your stomach and helping your digestive system function smoothly.

Down below, I have listed my favourite toppings to use in papaya boat for you to pick:

Overnight Chia

Coconut Yoghurt

Frozen Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Mulberries)


Peanut Butter



Seeds (Sesame, Ground Flaxseed, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds)

Fruit (Banana, Kiwi, Mango, Peach, Pineapple)

Nice Cream (Vegan Ice Cream)

Raw Cacao

Cocoa Nibs


Date Syrup

Skin-Healing Papaya Boat

Papaya is one of the best sources of highly bioavailable beta carotene (pro-vitamin A), essential for growth, immune system function and skin health.
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 2 people
Calories 294 kcal


Papaya boat 1:

  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Papaya boat 2:

  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp frozen berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cacao
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp honey


  • For the best experience, I recommend you to store your papaya in the fridge before using. When papaya is cold, it resembles the sorbet texture.
  • Cut papaya in half. Spoon out the seeds to create a small bowl.
  • Fill in the papaya with the toppings of your choice. I usually start with tahini or peanut butter, followed by banana topped with frozen berries, seeds, raw cacao, honey or lime juice.
  • Enjoy immediately!


Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPotassium: 808mgFiber: 7gVitamin A: 1533IUVitamin C: 104mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg


”I feel amazing, I have had so much more energy over the past 3 weeks, my skin and complexion have improved, no more bloating and the best is I have more clarity about my life. I’ve gained so much from doing this and I want to continue these good habits. Thank you Valeria Dolbel for helping me with this upgrade and reset. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

-Michelle R.

“Valeria is very passionate and knowledgeable on following a plant-based diet to improve overall health. "

yes please ⋙

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