Saturday, May 8, 2010

GardenCuizine Recipe: Mother's Day Mango Mama

Mother's Day
 Agave Sweetened
Champagne "Mango Mama"
~ Low Fat, Low Sodium ~

God bless our Mama, who is now in her late 70's. She worked all day today in our backyard garden. Back when Dad was alive, they both shared a memorable vacation in the Bahamas. To this day, Mom still remembers a drink they shared, called a Bahama Mama. 

Since it is time for Mother's Day and Mom needed more energy to garden, and I was in need of revitalization from recently completing my Nutrition finals at Rutgers University, we concocted this special beverage that your Mom may enjoy too. This special nutritious, fresh fruit smoothie tastes:
  • Delicious
  • and is Energizing!
Enjoy this quick and easy Mother's Day "Mango Mama" recipe. Actually, you don't even need to follow a recipe, since you can't go wrong in making fresh fruit smoothies. Simply blend together fresh fruit with some yogurt and enjoy!   

We used Organic Valley brand pourable yogurt with live probiotics, inulin and agave nectar. If you can't find that brand, use your favorite vanilla yogurt (dairy or non-dairy). Also, if you can't find Champagne Mangos, you can use any variety of Mango.
Putting it all together
Serves: 4
Yields: ~ 5 cups (1,037g)

2 Champagne (Ataulfo) Mangos (or one regular Mango, 207g)
1 small (101g) banana
~25 ounces (720mL) low-fat, pourable Organic Valley vanilla yogurt 
1 Tablespoon (9g) brown sugar 
  • Peel and slice the mango and discard the pit. Peel one banana. Add the fresh fruit and the rest of the ingredients into to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Serve in your favorite fancy glasses (special for Mom) with sprigs of garden-fresh mint.
Happy Mother's Day!
    GardenCuizine Nutrition Analysis: Calculated from USDA Nutrient values
    Excellent source: Vitamin C, Calcium and Riboflavin  

    Good source: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Potassium, Vitamins A, B6, and B12  
      Serving size 1/4 recipe (259g), Calories 185 (9%DV), Dietary Fiber 3.1g (12%DV), total Fat 2.1g ( 3%DV), total Omega-3 fatty acids ~ 26 mg, Protein 5.8g (12%DV), Vitamin A 712 IU (14%DV), Vitamin C 16.5 mg (28%DV), Vitamin D ~12 IU (~3%DV), Riboflavin .4mg (22%DV), Vitamin B6 .2mg (11%DV), Vitamin B12 .7mcg (11%DV), Calcium 233mg (23%DV), Potassium 463mg (13%DV), Sodium 66mg (3%DV)

      Percent Daily Values (%DV) are reference values for adults and children age 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your personal daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.  

      Related Links:  ADA Mango Nutrition Fact Sheet

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