This is hands down my current favorite summer drink. This tropical concoction is a cross between the creaminess of a milkshake and the fruity goodness of a smoothie or as I affectionately like to call it a moothie. It may not seem like summer outside but inside in this glass it is all azure skies and sandy beaches. All you need is three ingredients and a little imagination. I had planned on just making this into a drink but lets be honest pretty much everything tastes better on a stick! If you are making it into a drink I love to place the chopped mango into the freezer before adding it to the recipe as it gives an almost slushy texture; a mooshy? (doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as a moothie does it?) Names aside with a glass of this summer is here.
Mango is also known as the “King of fruits” which is unsurprising considering the many health benefits it offers. Like most fruits and vegetables mangoes are a great source of dietary fiber which helps maintain proper digestion. The consumption of fibre rich foods has almost been linked to a reduction in the likelihood of developing diverticular disease, heart disease a well as type 2 diabetes. Mangoes are also rich in vitamin A which plays a vial role maintaining eye health as well as ensuring proper bone growth.
- 1 large ripe mango roughly chopped
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp mint leaves
- squeeze of lime juice
- If using frozen mango chunks remove them from the freezer and allow them to soften slightly for about 5-10 minutes.
- Place the mango, coconut milk and mint in a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
- If making popsicles pour the mixture into your pop molds and place in the freezer for about 3 hours.
- To remove the pops from their molds simply fills a bowl with warm water.
- Hold each pop mold in the water for about 20-30 seconds.
- They should now relatively easily come out of their molds.