For some inexplicable reason I have a freezer stocked with frozen organic mango. I don’t particularly like it actually, but I probably stockpiled after reading this post from Sarah B. at My New Roots:
“…mangoes are an exceptionally healthy fruit. They are a good source of vitamins C and E, but they are vitamin A superstars – a single fruit can boast up to 10,000 IU of the stuff (holy cow, that’s a lot). Vitamin A can help preserve and improve eyesight, as well as help fight off viral infections.
Mangoes are also fairly rich in many minerals, including zinc to combat acne and psoriasis, boost the immune system, and speed up wound healing. They also contain magnesium to relax your nerves and muscles (especially good for menstrual cramps), build and strengthen bones, and keep your blood circulating smoothly. ”
I’ve been dutifully using it my smoothies and this little mixture has me singing along, “Mama loves mambo, Papa loves….”
1/2 cup filtered water
2 ice cubes
1 scoop vega (Vanilla Chai)
1 large handful spinach
3/4 cup frozen mango
Give it a whirl in the blender. Enjoy.