Good morning and happy Friday.
Have I got a treat for you today. Do I say that almost every day!? Well it’s true today 😉
This morning I had to run to the grocery store to pick up garbage tags and the beautiful ripe and ready red mangos caught my eye. I purchased two and knew exactly what I was going to do with them!
Medical Medium “Life Changing Foods” book has a beautiful dairy free mango lassi recipe that I have been wanting to try out. Today was that day!
Ingredients used: Mangos, Banana, coconut milk, mint leaves
Smooth, creamy, sweet and delicious. Another 10 out of 10! I will be adding this to my routine.
Now let’s take a look at each individual ingredient and the benefits.
Mango: According to Anthony Williams (Medical Medium) “Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers.
They are also highly beneficial in the prevention of strokes, heart disease, arthritis, cognitive disorders, respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. Mangos can help to alkalinize the whole body by helping to flush out toxic acids and rebuild the alkali reserves in the body. Mangos are packed with enzymes and are a prebiotic food, meaning they contain compounds that stimulate and feed the good bacteria in the intestines which greatly aids in digestion and assimilation.
Mangoes contain a significant amount of pyridoxine (B-6) which is vital for the synthesis of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Pyridoxine is also essential in maintaining hormonal balance and proper immune function as well as for helping the body break down sugars, fats and proteins. Mangos are thought to help prevent insomnia and provide for a better nights sleep. In some countries mangos are eaten right before bed as a natural sleep aid.
Mangos are known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol due to its significant fiber, pectin, and vitamin C content. Mangos are also excellent for promoting good eyesight and helping to prevent night blindness and dry eyes. They are also wonderful for skin health and can be used both internally and externally to help clear clogged pores, eliminate pimples, and add a natural glow to the skin. Mangos are one of the worlds most versatile fruits and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. “
Banana: One of the most nutritional and healing fruits readily available today. They are 76 percent water and full of vitamin C, B6, potassium, copper and manganese. They are a great electrolyte food and good for busy people on the run. They are anti viral and anti fungal . They are a great food choice for those suffering from chronic illness. They are a great food for lowering blood pressure. According to the medical medium ” Bananas should be ripe when eaten which means the peel should be lightly speckled and the fruit has a sweet, creamy taste. Unripe bananas can cause constipation and other adverse reactions”
Coconut milk: Coconut milk is delicious and a great alterative to cows milk. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol.
Mint: Mint leaves are rich in nutrients, may improve irritable bowel syndrome, may help relieve indigestion, may decrease breast feeding pain and may help to mask bad breath!
What a wonderful way to start the day.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend. And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family!