Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal |

Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal

Remember when I FINALLY jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon back in February? Well, I’ve been pretty unstoppable since that fateful day. Some might even say I’ve become obsessed.

But can you blame me? You all know how much I love toppings on just about everything – soups, salads, ice cream, etc. You name it. It should have something piled on top of it. Food shouldn’t be naked, in my humble opinion.

And smoothie bowls, well, they are basically just one big edible canvas for ALL THE TOPPINGS. I dig it. And that’s part of the reason why I’m so smitten with them.

Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal |

Today, we’re going tropical. My Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal is like a little island vacation right in your own kitchen. It will totally transport you to somewhere warm and sunny…at least in your mind. And until summer officially gets here (hurry up, please!), that’s about the best I can do at the moment.

I’m sharing my Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal today as part of our monthly #eatseasonal guide organized by Becky from Vintage Mixer. April is full of so many tempting fruits and vegetables (artichokes! rhubarb! nettles!), that it’s one of my favorite month’s to spend a little extra time in the kitchen cooking and baking. Be sure to check out Becky’s April produce guide for tons of delicious recipes that highlight this months produce. And scroll down below to see what some of my best blogging friends have made as well!



Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal

Serves 1-2

Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal


  • For the Cashew-Quinoa Cereal
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon uncooked quinoa
  • 2 tsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

  • For the Smoothie
  • 2 cups chopped papaya
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 date, pitted and chopped

  • For Topping
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes


  1. Make the quinoa cereal. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients, stirring until well coated. Then spread them out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Transfer to your pre-heated oven and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Make the smoothie bowl. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to your blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a bowl(s). Crumble the quinoa cereal over top. Add the sliced kiwi and some toasted coconut flakes, if desired. Enjoy immediately.

April Eat Seasonal Recipes

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Rhubarb Ginger-Berry Bourbon Cooler by Climbing Grier Mountain

Marinated Beets with White Wine Vinegar by Project Domestication

Shallot and Red Wine Jam by Letty’s Kitchen

Lemon Rosemary Shrimp and Broccoli Slaw by Cookin’ Canuck

Spring Vegetable Lemon Risotto by Flavor the Moments

Key Lime Pie by Foodie Crush

45 comments on “Papaya-Lime Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Cashew-Quinoa Cereal”

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  5. Count me in for this party in a bowl! That cashew cereal sounds like totally my thing!!!

  6. I have to try that cashew quinoa! Looks positively addicting.

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  8. I so need a giant bowl of this!! After my gluttonous weekend in Portland this looks positively refreshing!

  9. Totally gorgeous Liz! After returning from sunny Florida to the much colder temps here, I absolutely need one of these deliciously beautiful bowls to brighten up my day! Love it! Have a great week!

  10. Oh I love tropical vacations in my kitchen!! They are the cheapest, tastiest and easiest 🙂 This bowl is amazing!!

  11. I bought a big ole papaya Saturday and ate the whole thing with lime juice yesterday — I love those flavors so much! This smoothie bowl looks so refreshing and I love piling on those toppings, too! It’s what smoothie bowls are all about. 🙂

  12. I was so excited to see this recipe! My tree is loaded with papayas right now. I love the crunchy topping. So much more satisfying than drinking a smoothie!

  13. I am so smitten with that cashew-quinoa cereal, but equally so with the smoothie ingredients! So much goodness!!

  14. This is gorgeous! I love making granola and I’ve been wondering about making cereal for a while now. Gotta try 🙂

  15. Oooo this is so fun with the papaya!!! And I also so want that cashew quinoa cereal…. making me hungry!!

  16. It’s been way too long since I’ve had papaya and this smoothie bowl is making me swoon! I’m amped to try this papaya-lime-kiwi dose of heaven with allllll of the toppings STAT! 😀

  17. Im SWOONING over this beautiful smoothie bowl! Tis the season for citrus!

  18. Okay, I couldn’t seem to get on the smoothie bowl bandwagon and now you’ve just held out your hand and pulled me on. Thanks. This will be my first–I have all the ingredients in house…

    • Woo hoo. That’s awesome, Letty. Yeah I was slow to approach it at first too. But now I’m hooked. I think you’ll love it too!

  19. definitely making that crunchy cereal. i usually make a little crunch to top my morning yoghurt with and i will be trying this recipe!

  20. What a great looking smoothie bowl! I wish this was my breakfast right now!

  21. This is way better than my usual breakfast! I’m loving these fun spring flavors!

  22. Healthy and beautiful!

  23. We’ve been all about smoothie bowls as spring has started to arrive. This one looks incredible. I love the cashew quinoa cereal on top.

  24. I definitely need more smoothie bowls in my life when they’re made with papaya! One of my favorite tropical fruits. This looks like such a breath of fresh air!

    • I love papaya too! I had my first one when I went to Hawaii in high school and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since!

  25. I was a little late to the smoothie bowl party…but I’m right there with you in the obsessed with them ever since ! Can’t wait to try this one out!

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