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My two ingredient Healthy Mango Sorbet is the perfect post workout snack!
I have a mild obsession with all fruit. When I want a snack… it’s almost always fruit. Mangos top my list of favorites. I’ve been known to eat just mango for a meal before. The love runs deep.
Mangos are sooooo good anytime… but don’t they look even more delish turned into a totally clean eating 2 Ingredient Healthy Mango Sorbet?
We’ll get to the simplest sorbet in a minute, but first I want to talk Mangos with you so you can join my team of mango lovers.
Mangos are actually a superfruit! They are bursting with antioxidants and contain over 20 vitamins and minerals. One cup of mango has only 100 calories. So basically one of my favorite “indulgences” is 100% healthy for me. I feel like I’m winning at life since I found that out.
Mangos are also the perfect fruit for athletes because of all those nutrients! The Vitamin C is good for our immune system and the Vitamin A is good for healthy skin, immune function and bone growth. There’s also Folate, Vitamin B6 and copper in those sweet tender fruits.
All that foodie goodness makes a mango the ideal post workout snack.
Mangos actually come in a variety of colors… green, yellow and red. The ones below are just two of the many varieties. These mangos lasted approximately 27 hours in my house 🙂
When picking out a mango, it’s actually not the color that will let you know if it’s ripe, you must choose by touch.
You want a mango that has a slight “give” and will be soft. If you want to eat it today, choose a fruit that is slightly softer.
If you want one to eat in a few days, choose one that is slightly firmer.
To get to the fruity goodness… just slice off either side of the fruit leaving the seed behind.
The mango “cheeks” will come out with a knife and spoon. I’ve been known to eat the center like an apple to not leave any fruit behind. I have no shame when it comes to my love of mangos.
Mango is wonderful raw, in smoothies, as a salsa or even a simple sorbet!
This is hardly a recipe… it’s so easy! To make the Healthy Mango Sorbet you just blend frozen mango and a splash of coconut milk in a high-speed blender or food processor until smooth. Or you can also use just the frozen mango with this machine.
To get the pretty scoops, just smooth it out in an airtight container and pop in the freezer for 30 minutes. You’ll then be able to scoop it out like ice cream.
It’s so naturally sweet and delicious, you’ll never believe it’s so healthy.
Can you just imagine how delicious, healthy and satisfying this would be after a hot and sweaty summer run? I know first hand it hits the spot!
Make sure to check out the National Mango Board’s site to learn more about Mangos! Enjoy.