Fresh Mango Smoothie
Mangos are very soft fruits once they are ripe and have a big seed surrounded by the meat. They are very seasonal and the ripe ones usually have an orange, red peel while the green ones are not ripe. It is best to slice around the seed into slices or diced.
Mango smoothie recipes are better with real fruit. Powder mango flavour does not match the real taste of the fruit well. These recipes add other light flavours to mix well with the flavour of mangos.
1 large mango diced and chilled
1/2 cup of yogurt
1 cup of Fresh Squeezed orange juice
6 ice cubes
Blend the orange juice, yogurt and banana till well mixed. Next add the ice cubes and mango and continue blending till mango is mixed in. Enjoy or chill if desired.
Low in Calories High Fibre
Containing a mere 56-65 calories per 100g and 83% water, mangoes are very low in calories. They are rich in minerals and trace elements, though: they’re a great source of potassium (145-150 mg per 100g), which stabilises blood pressure and makes up for excess sodium, and they’re also rich in iron (1-1.2 mg per 100g) and copper.
Mangoes are also rich in calcium (20-22 mg per 100g), magnesium (8-9 mg per 100g), phosphorus (22-25 mg) and fibre (1-2.3g), which is great for your intestines. They’re high in carotin, which is good for your vision and skin.
Mangoes contain 22-100 mg bug-fighting Vitamin C per 100g, and also contain Vitamin E which reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular illness. Add Vitamin A, which is essential for the normal development of tissue and you have an excellent excuse to treat yourself to some mango cuisine!