Mango Pudding Vegan Plant-Based Raw Food Recipe
Mangos, first grown in India over 5,000 years ago, are one of the most popular fruits in the world. In India, where there are shrines made to the mango tree, a gift of their fruit is considered a gesture of friendship.
A cup of mango is just 100 calories, but it contains over 20 vitamins and minerals, lots of fiber, and antioxidants. Talk about a superfood.
How to Choose a Ripe Mango?
Like peaches, nectarines, and avocados, a perfectly ripe mango will yield slightly to pressure when squeezed gently. The color is not a good indicator of ripeness and they don’t reliably smell sweet. Squeeze.
How to Ripen and Store Mangos
Unripe mangos should not be refrigerated. It’s best to leave them out to ripen at room temperature. They’re better stored that way as well if you’re going to use them within a day or so. And who can resist a ripe mango longer than that?
Impatient? Place unripe mangos in a paper bag and leave at room temperature. They should ripen in a few days.
Mangos can be frozen to preserve their deliciousness for later. This is really helpful if you find them on sale. Just peel and cube the mangos and freeze in an airtight container for up to a few months. Use them in smoothies or in puddings like this. The texture will be mushy after freezing, but they’re still so good.
Mango is what?
Did you know that mangos are related to cashews and pistachios?
And poison ivy, too?
OK, enough trivia. Look at the pretty, pretty mangos …
And here’s the easy, simple, healthy, delicious recipe.
- 1 ripe mango cubed
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- stevia optional, to taste
- 1 tablespoon agave optional
- 1 tablespoon chopped cashews
In a food processor with an "S" blade, process the avocado, one banana, half the mango, and agave until very smooth and creamy.
Top with sliced banana, the remaining cubed mango, and chopped cashews.
Drizzle with just a tiny bit of agave, if desired.
And if you’d like more mango … try this …
Thai Mango Dessert is a heavenly, super sweet, easy to make vegan treat. It’s perfect for mango season. I swear I could eat nothing but juicy, ripe mangoes for the rest of my days and never want anything else … except maybe chocolate.
Almost too good to be true, but it’s not. This is fruity, healthy, and delcious.
Lots of yummy cilantro in this sweet, mango salsa.