Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sweet Mango Smoothie/Jis Mango

When summer comes around, there are 3 things that come to my mind hot days, mosquitos, and lots and lots of mangoes. I am fortunate enough to live in a S. Florida where mangoes are everywhere and just about everyone have at least one mango tree growing in their backyard.

Called the "Food of the Gods", mangoes are distributed worldwide but originated in India thousands of years ago.  Known to protect against heart disease and aide constipation this antioxidant rich super fruit is high in vitamins. It's no reason why some cultures use the skin of this delicious fruit to make facial masks to aid discoloration and combat sun damage.

Today, we will be making a classic Haitian smoothie called Jis Mango using our feature ingredient a sweet delicious mango.


        1 cup of mango cubed
3.5 heaping tablespoons of sugar
7 oz of evaporated milk  (half a can)
1.5 cups of ice
1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)

Blend. Blend. Blend.

Get creative and add in some coconut milk, lime juice or try using other fruits like passion fruit or guava. Hmmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. Mango Smoothie...very delicious...i like very is good for energy, cure eye problems, carotene blood level..