In my previous post How to Make Cashew Nut Milk, I promised the recipe for this delicious and nutritious Frozen Mango Chia Pudding – which, despite the name, makes a wonderfully light breakfast too.
As I am a woman of my word, here it is!
But first, the science bit:
Mangoes are not only juicily refreshing and tasty, they contain loads of healthy nutrients too. Here are just a few of the benefits of eating mangoes regularly:
They contain antioxidants that have been shown to prevent certain cancers; they are a good source of Vitamins A, B6, C, K, Folate and Potassium, contain dietary fibre and are good for your skin, eyes and digestion.
They are one of my favourite fruits, they feel indulgent and I love the fragrance as well as the juicy flavour.
Mangoes can be a handful to peel and slice, the best way we have found is to slice off both ends thinly to provide a flat base, stand it on one end, slice the peel downwards while turning, then slice the flesh.
And always lick your fingers afterwards!
Vegan, Organic, Gluten-Free (can be nutfree if you want to use tiger nut milk or soya milk and seed butter, but it will alter the flavour)
1/2 Mango, chopped and frozen
Small Glass Homemade Cashew Milk (see above for link to recipe)
1 Heaped Tbsp Chia Seeds*, soaked in the cashew milk for a few minutes, with the oats & goji berries
1 Heaped Tbsp Oats
2 Heaped Tbsps Goji Berries*
1 Tbsp Cashew Nut Butter or Almond Butter**
2 Tbsps Plain Live Yogurt
1 Tbsp Baobab Powder***
Blend everything in a high-speed blender until thick and smooth
Serve in a chilled glass dish, sprinkle with goji berries and a little desiccated coconut.
This breakfast/dessert contains protein, calcium, magnesium, b vitamins, healthy oils, complex carbohydrate for slow-releasing energy, probiotics for a healthy gut and dietary fibre.
Go on, what are you waiting for?
Ps Look out for my Morning After The Night Before Wake-Up Smoothie, another breakfast/dessert, coming soon!
*We buy ours from The Raw Chocolate Company
**We use Meridian Foods organic nut butters because they are free from palm oil and sugar.
*** Baobab Powder is high in Vitamin C & fibre, contains potassium, magnesium, calcium, thiamin, manganese and protein. We use Aduna
Copyright: Chris McGowan