Simple Mango Smoothie Recipe

 

Historical Origins of the Mango

Mango originated from South East Asia, Myanmar and eastern India where they were grown and domesticated since ancient times (perhaps over 4,000 years ago). Mangoes were introduced to Africa 1,000 years ago and came to the New world in 1782 when Lord Rodney’s squadron captured a French ship bound from Mauritius to Haiti, and on board were many plants and seeds that were of economic value. Among them was mango.

The ship was sent as a prize to Jamaica and Captain Marshal left the collections of plants and seeds in the garden of Mr. Hinton East. Jamaicans are passionate about mangoes and eat them in abundance during the summer months when they are in season. Sometimes mangoes will replace the whole meal. There are many varieties, differing in shape, color, texture, size and taste. The most esteemed are the hybrids, the Bombay, the St Julian and the East Indian.

Health Information about the Mango

Mangos are not only delicious but they are healthy as well! Did you know that Mangos provide 100% of your daily Vitamin C intake, as well as 35% of your daily Vitamin A and 12% of your daily fiber needs. They also possess flavonoids such as beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-caroteneAll of which contain nutrients that are key to vision, immune function, healthy skin and bone health. Fresh mango is also a good source of potassium.

Mangos From My Garden!

Mango Smoothie Recipe

Simple Mango Smoothie
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mango pulp (medium-large, sliced, scored crisscross pattern, and scooped from skin)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup water (or milk of choice)
  • 1/4 cup protein powder (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place ice in a blender and add water, or milk.
  2. Add the mango pulp and protein powder.
  3. Cover the blender with lid. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

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