This post is brought to you by the National Mango Board.
Check out what I drank and thoroughly enjoyed yesterday afternoon!
What is it? It’s Coco-Mango Smoothie made with fresh mango, lime juice, coconut butter, and turmeric, and, man, was it delicious!
- 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup ice, plus more for serving
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients with 1 cup of water and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses over additional ice, if desired, and serve.
Calories 186; fat 7.5g (sat 6.1g, mono 0.5g, poly 0.2g); protein 2g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 6g, cholesterol 0g; iron 1mg; sodium 7g; potassium 415mg; calcium 41mg
This smoothie was also super easy to make, and I loved that the recipe only called for 5 ingredients. Just dice up a mango. (If you don’t know how, here’s a helpful tutorial, which explains how to cut a mango.)
And then add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend! VoilÃ ! Coco-Mango smoothie in just minutes!
This glass of deliciousness is from Frances Largeman Roth’s latest book, Eating in Color.
Eating in Color is all about encouraging you to eat more color in a fun, stress-free way. This book highlights the entire color spectrum and inspires you to add fruits, veggies and grains to your diet by adding more oranges, reds, blues, etc. to your plate. It’s basically an easy to way to eat better without having to overthink or count calories or grams of anything. Just by replacing processed food with more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you will automatically cut calories and saturated fat while boosting your intake of fiber and antioxidants. Eating in Color is not a diet book, but you’ll learn a lot about eating healthier and boosting flavor in your meals. It includes recipes for dessert, burgers, and cocktails because a healthy lifestyle should also be fun!
I especially enjoyed reading the “Ingredient Profiles” in the book that highlight various seasonal produce, grains and seeds and provide information on nutritional benefits and how to choose, store and use all those delicious foods.
Frances Largeman Roth has teamed up with the National Mango Board (NMB) to promote the nutrition benefits and fun facts about mangos, while simultaneously promoting her new book. They asked me to partner with them to help further spread the word, so here are some interesting nutritional facts about mango””you might even be surprised by some of them!
- Mangos are a superfruit””bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals.
- A one-cup serving of mango is just 100 calories.
- Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays an important role in immune function and wound healing.
- Mangos are rich in vitamin A, which is important for immune function.
- Mangos provide 12% of your daily fiber, which makes you feel full faster and therefore may help support weight management.
- Little known fact: mangos are an excellent source of folate.
Mangos are delicious, and they’re a great way to add a delicious pop of orange and tropical flavor to your meals and snacks. I frequently incorporate frozen mango chunks into my smoothies (oh, so many smoothies – more on that later). Frozen mango also makes great fruit soft serve. You know the Banana Soft Serve that the blog world went crazy about a few years ago? Frozen mango works the same way. Trust me, try it! You will not be disappointed!
There’s an awesome giveaway component of this partnership. So awesome, in fact, you can win a Vitamix! (Full giveaway details here.)
One (1) grand prize winner will win a Vitamix, a copy of Eating in Color, and a box of mangos. Five (5) runners up will receive a copy of Eating in Color and a box of mangos.
The giveaway will be part of a Twitter party taking place on Friday, January 31st from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. You can enter by tweeting during the Twitter party with the hashtag #colormemango, and winners will be chosen at random at the end of the Twitter party. (Contest note: Tweets from 1:00 -1:45 PM EST will be counted as giveaway entries; winners will be announced between 1:45 to 2:00 PM.)
Prior to the start of the Twitter party, be sure to follow the Mango Board’s handle (@Mango_Board) and Frances’ handle (@FrancesLRothRD), so you don’t miss anything!
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to enjoy mango?