Are you staying cool during the hot weather we’ve been having? This is the time of year when I probably eat the most fruit. I love all kinds of fruit and that’s what I like about this Mango-Jalapeno Salsa–there’s a nice variety of fruit—mango, pineapple, and apple—–mixed in with some diced tomato and red bell pepper. It’s a little on the spicy side, so use half the amount of jalapeno and ginger if you want a milder salsa. Overall, I think this is a great, healthy mix of naturally sweet and savory flavors! Continue reading
This smoothie has kind of a long name but it sounds good, doesn’t it? I found this recipe in a cookbook called Eating Clean in Costa Rica. The instructions for the recipe included amounts measured in grams, milliliters, etc., so I converted the amounts and adjusted some amounts slightly. Continue reading
After many days of rain, we’re finally getting some sunshine! Which also means it will be hot and humid again. And that kind of weather calls for something to drink that’s nice and cool, like this Strawberry-Mango Slush. It’s a great summer beverage made with two of my favorite fruits. I really like mango–it’s so good for you and so tasty, too! And it tastes really good blended with strawberries. You can whip this up in your blender in no time when you’re wanting to drink something to help you keep cool!
STRAWBERRY-MANGO SLUSH by NancyC Makes about 24 ounces, or two 12-ounce servings
- 1/2 cup seltzer water or sparkling mineral water
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups crushed ice
- 1 1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 cup peeled and chopped mango
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons honey
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender; cover and process until everything is well blended. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.
A slush like this really tastes great when the weather is hot. What kind of cool refreshments have you been making this summer?
Since many of us are trying to eat a little healthier after the holidays, I thought I’d share this recipe for a Fresh Mango Smoothie I made the other day. Mangos happened to be half price the last time I went to the grocery store, so I thought they would be great for a smoothie! I usually use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt in my smoothies and I like sweetening them with honey. I added a little ground flaxseed in this for extra fiber, too. This smoothie is so thick and creamy! It’s perfect when you want something that tastes dessert-like but is really good for you!
FRESH MANGO SMOOTHIE by NancyC
Makes 1 (12-ounce) serving
- 1 cup chopped ripe mango
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup skim or low-fat milk
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed or wheat germ
- 2 to 3 ice cubes
Place chopped mango, yogurt, milk, honey, flaxseed and ice cubes in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes about 12 ounces, enough for 1 large or 2 small servings.
I need to make a note to myself to buy mangos more often–I really like them, but I forget to buy them when I’m at the store! Do you use mangos much in your recipes?