MANGO SMOOTHIE

 

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, chopped ?? (approx. 1?1/4 cups)

3/4 cups milk, skim ?? chilled
1/4 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt

3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 ice cubes

Pinch of salt

Fresh mint sprigs

Combine all ingredients except mint in blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish with mint.

Facts about Mango:
Mangoes contain enzymes that aid in digestion and are therefore useful in tenderizing meats and make great chutneys and toppings but if you leave mango juice on meat too long, it will destroy the entire thing. They can be eaten as is, added to a salad, turned into a topping or chutney, or added to rice for flavor and color.

In the Philippines, unripe mango is eaten with bagoong. Dried strips of sweet, ripe mangoes have also gained popularity both inside and outside the country, with those produced in Cebu making it to export markets around the world. Guimaras island is also a major producer of mangoes in the Philippines, with a local variety that is reputed to be the sweetest among mango varieties.


Other Health Benefits of Mango
:

  1. Mangoes contain phenols, this phenolic compound have powerful antioxidant and anticancer abilities.
  2. Mango is high in iron, pregnant women and people with anemia are advised to eat this fruit regularly.
  3. Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin.
  4. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion.
  5. Mango is high in antioxidant and low in carbohydrates.
  6. Mango is a rich source of vitamin A(beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Z'riz says:

    this smoothie looks yummy!

    thanks for dropping by my blog! 🙂

 
 

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