Mangos are one of my favorite exotic fruits. They are the greatest snack, but taste amazing in salads or curries as well. There were times when I would eat an entire mango a day, but then I realized that that was a bit expensive, so now I enjoy them from time to time, but I still love them. They are the perfect smoothie ingredients too, as they are so creamy and heavenly sweet.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOS:
- Mangos have a high level of fiber, especially pectin, which aids digestion and is shown to lower cholesterol levels.
- Mangos are also high in vitamin A, which is important for eye health.
- Like most fruits, Mangos are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for an overall healthy immune system and protects the body from harmful outer influences like germs.
- Even though Mangos are heavenly sweet, they have a moderately low Glycerin Index, which means that they don’t spike blood sugar levels as other fruits do.
So before I start with this recipe, I want to thank you all for all the kind words and the support that you’ve shown me in the days following my blog launch. I did not expect anything like that. It is incredible how many of you have messaged me or left such sweet comments. Every one of them has made my week. I hope that you will all stop by frequently and get some kitchen inspiration from the recipes. If you simply want to stop by and just look at the pictures, that’s also totally fine.
Oh how I love these summer smoothie popsicles. They are the perfect treat in the summer because they are so packed with incredible goodness. I do not even know where to start when describing them – every single flavor tastes so heavenly, that I don’t think that anybody would not like them. When I made these, I couln’t decide on just one flavor, so I made three: blueberry acai, mango coconut and classic strawberry. They are all so refreshing and hydrating which makes them the best summer treat. The popsicles are basically frozen smoothies which is such a great way to intake your daily dosis of vitamins and nutrients in a creamy and delicious form.
This smoothie has been my go-to-drink for the past couple of weeks. It is a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling tired and weary because it’s filled with amazing goodness such as mango and avocado, which are natural superfoods. Mangos are my absolute favorite fruit at the moment. They don’t just taste amazing, but they are incredibly healthy, too. Research has shown that the high amount of antioxidants in the mango fruit can help protect against several types of cancer such as breast cancer or leukemia. The exotic fruit is also a natural skin beauty booster as it clears clogged pores and eliminates pimples. What a great excuse to eat it every day.
This recipe has quite a sentimental story behind it. I had this salad at my graduation dinner with my parents and some of my close friends in this amazing restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, called “Irregardless”. We had such an amazing night there, eating and dancing; it’s such a happy memory. The salad is probably the best thing I have ever eaten, so I tried to recreate it once I came back to Germany, so I can eat it whenever I want. Of course it is not nearly as good as the one they serve at “Irregardless”, but it’s still pretty tasty and amazingly colorful, and of course packed with lots of our favorite nutrients.