Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mango Silkshake - Raw Energy In A Glass!

Spring Greetings Everyone!  Seems most of the country has already enjoyed their spring season, or are in the midst of it, or have even slipped on into summer - being quite warm and dry.  How envious I am of you all!  Here in coastal Maine - we seem to be stuck in a never-ending soggy cycle of rain, drizzle, fog, and unseasonable coolness . . . with ever-so-short bouts of sunshine. Squish, squish, squish . . . as I walk through my water-logged garden soil.  My deep-emerald lawn is growing so fast I can hear it!  What I would give for a week of 60+ degree steady sunshine . . . please send some so we can all dry out up here . . . that is my prayer request for everyone who reads this blog😊  Many thanks!

Well, since I've been craving warmer weather and summery foods, my recent thoughts have turned to ways in which I might brighten my diet, which would also brighten my heavy, down, mood - and one of my favorite foods is the sunny, cheery, sweet mango.  So, after wracking my brain as to what to make, I remembered that I had published a delicious recipe in my best-selling book, Raw Energy In A Glass (Storey Publishing, c2014) . . . called Mango Silkshake (the photo is below - the golden-yellow glass in the lower right, next to the Blackberry Bliss shake).  And, this luscious, mood- and immune-boosting shake is what I'm going to share with you today.  I hope you get as much pleasure from it as I do!  Enjoy!!

Mango Silkshake

Pale orange, sensuous in texture, and fabulously scrumptious!  Each silky sip glides over your tongue and makes your taste buds dance with sheer delight.  It's quite filling and delivers energizing and beautifying phytonutrients to help satisfy your daily "wellness quota."

- 1 1/2 cups almond, walnut, or cashew milk (recipe on pg. 109 of Raw Energy In A Glass)
- 3 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 tablespoon raw, unrefined coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon raw honey, coconut syrup, or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla flavoring
- Pinch of sea salt (really enhances all of the flavors)

Directions:  Put the nut milk, mango, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and salt in a blender and puree until smooth and silky, about 30 seconds.  A high-powered blender works best.  Next, pour into glasses or insulated mugs.  This shake is moderate in natural sugars, but loaded with fiber, so be sure to "chew" each sip, mixing well with your saliva so that it digests with ease, or savor slowly by eating with a spoon.

Yield: 2 servings

A good source of:  antioxidants, vitamins C, B, E, and K, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, other trace minerals, healthy fat, natural sugars, and fiber

Note: Portions of this blog are adapted from Stephanie Tourles' book, "Raw Energy In A Glass" (Storey Publishing c2014).  The information shared here is made without guarantee on the part of the author.  She disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information.  It is for educational purposes only.

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