I just need to shout out to the world how much I LOVE mangoes! I’ve always liked them but when I really started appreciating mangoes was when I was traveling in places like Australia and Southeast Asia where they are plentiful, cheap and juicy. But the past few weeks I’ve had a huge resurgence of mango love, burning even brighter! One of the reasons for this might be that there has been a mega sale on Champagne Mangoes at Whole Foods recently. Now, we don’t shop routinely at WF because it seems virtually impossible for me to get out of the store without spending at least 100 dollars, but this past month I’ve been making it more of a habit for the sole reason that these huge boxes of around 20 mangoes are selling for 13 bucks. Good deal.
Mangoes provide such pleasure to all the senses – gorgeous, succulent, fragrant, slippery and sweet. They are delicious, beautiful, rich and flavorful. They are also packed with good nutrition. Mangoes are high in fiber, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Potassium, Vitamin B6, phytochemicals and more good stuff like that.
Yogi Bhajan instructed women to eat mangoes frequently. He taught that mangoes were like magical medicine for women – enhancing sexual pleasure, regulating your cycle, easing cramps and pains, and increasing milk production in nursing mothers among other benefits.
There are lots of fun delicious ways to enjoy mangoes, but today I’m going to share with you my new favorite.
Mango Lassi Float!
It’s a creamy, bubbly, yummy morning mood-lifter. It’s filling and satisfying, making it a great breakfast, especially if you feel wiped out after a hot and sweaty yoga session. It is easily digestible and it’s just so fun! Seriously it’s like drinking sunshine.
Every time I make it is a bit different, so I encourage you to re-interpret this recipe too….but try this for starts!
A few ripe mangoes – peeled of course
Add a few dollops of organic low-fat plain yogurt
A big spoonful of flax seeds or hemp seeds for extra protein and essential fatty acids
A little bit of bee pollen to get all your essential B vitamins
Sometimes I add some pure juice like organic mango nectar, peach juice or coconut juice or even almond milk to make your lassi extra smooth.
After it’s all blended and a beautiful texture, pour it into a big jar and then top it off with cold sparkling water.
It will fizz and bubble just like an ice cream float.
Stir it up and then enjoy with a big smile on your face.
What’s your favorite way to delight in these perfect fruits?
Blessings for a fabulous day!