Bell Pepper and Mango Bean Dip

This creamy bean dip with mango and bell peppers is perfect to serve with bread or crackers.

Ingredients:
1 serving of white beans
1 serving of bell peppers
1 serving of mango
1 serving of whole rye bread 
Vinegar
Vegetable broth
Mixed herbs (ex: smoked paprika, chili, garlic powder etc.)
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Soak the beans overnight, cook in water for about 40 minutes. Drain the water and leave the beans to cool. Add salt and pepper to the beans and puree with a splash of vinegar and broth. Wash and clean the peppers, cut into small cubes and add to the beans along with the mango and herbs of your choice and puree until smooth. If the mixture is too firm, stir in a little water, season to taste. Enjoy the dip with bread or crackers!

Spicy Green Cabbage and Mango

Today we have a spicy and flavorful mango dish, perfect to serve with any protein on your plan!

Ingredients:
1 serving of vegetables (green cabbage, leeks, mushrooms)
1 serving of mango (diced)
1/4 cup (50 mL) vegetable broth
Coconut oil
1 garlic clove
1 chili
Fresh ginger
Cardamom
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Roughly cut the green cabbage. Clean the leeks and cut them finely. Cut the mushrooms into quarters. Halve the chili, remove the seeds and cut into small pieces. Peel and finely dice the garlic and ginger. Heat the oil in a medium pan and cook the garlic, ginger and leeks until translucent, then add the chili and cardamom. Add the mushrooms as well and steam for 3 minutes. Then add the green cabbage and cook for another 3 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock and let it stew for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Finally, add half a portion of diced mango and enjoy the rest of the mango for dessert. Bring to the boil again and season to taste. Enjoy with a protein of your choice!

Mangoes

Mangoes are a delicious fruit that have many nutritional benefits. They contain a lot of vitamin A and C, potassium, iron, and some copper. Their vibrant yellow/orange color also tells us that mangoes are rich in carotene.

When buying and eating mangoes, make sure that you only eat ripe mangoes, because unripe mangoes aren’t nearly as delicious but can also have a slightly laxative effect. Ripe mangoes, on the other hand, soothe the intestines and are easily digestible. The mango pulp stimulates the entire metabolism and strengthens connective tissue. This fruit is an absolute superfood and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes!

Spicy Green Cabbage Slaw with Mango

After enjoying delicious treats during the holidays we are looking forward to eating something light today, in the form of this Asian inspired slaw!

Ingredients:
1 serving of vegetables (green cabbage, leeks, mushrooms)
1 serving of diced mango
Cardamom
Ginger
Chili pepper
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper
Coconut oil
1/4 cup vegetable stock

Preparation: 
Clean, wash and cut the cabbage into thin slices. Halve, wash and finely chop the leeks. Rub the mushrooms with a dry cloth and cut into quarters. Halve the chili pepper lengthwise and remove the seeds, cut into small cubes. Peel and finely dice the garlic and ginger. Heat the coconut oil in a pan, and then add the garlic, ginger and leeks. Cook until translucent, then add the chili and cardamom. Add the mushrooms as well and steam for 3 minutes. Then add the cabbage and cook for another 3 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock and let it stew for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper. Finally, add half a portion of diced mango and cook for a few more minutes. Enjoy the slaw with a protein of your choice and the rest of the mango for dessert!

Cashew Mango Coconut Balls

Are you looking for a healthy but delicious holiday treat? If so, we have just the recipe for you today. These energy balls are easy to make, nutritious, and tasty.

Ingredients:
70g dried mango (soak for 30 min)
70g cashew nuts (soak for 30 min)
35g coconut flakes
Extra coconut flakes for rolling

Preparation:
Soak the mango in water and then drain well. Process the mango with the pre-soaked cashews and coconut flakes until the mixture clumps together. Shape the mixture into small balls and roll them in coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Avocado, Cheese, and Mango Salad

This fresh salad is packed full of delicious ingredients and bold flavors!

Ingredients:
1 serving of cheese
1 serving of vegetables (1/2 avocado, lettuce, 2 grape tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 serving of mango
1/2 red chili pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley or coriander
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado, and mango into small cubes. Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash, seed and finely chop the chili pepper. Whisk the parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil together into a salad dressing. Set 1/3 of the cheese aside to start the meal with. Mix all of the other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy!

Tuna and Mango Salad

This tuna and mango salad is refreshing and delicious but most importantly easy to prepare!

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh tuna
1 serving of iceberg lettuce
1 serving of mango
Vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut fresh tuna fillet into medium sized pieces, season with salt and pepper, and then sauté for two to four minutes on each side, just before serving. Clean, wash and dry the salad and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel the mango and cut into thin strips. Combine the mango and lettuce, season with salt, pepper, and vegetable broth. Arrange fish and salad on a plate and enjoy!

Tip: For more flavor you can also add chili to the mango salad or depending on your plan/phase make a salad dressing using ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and chili.

Mango Smoothie🥭

Yesterday we published a post about the delicious and nutritious mango!

Today we have a very simple, but absolutely refreshing recipe for you: a wonderful mango smoothie:

Take a serving of ripe mango and some fresh ginger and puree in blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass, add some cold sparkling water, stir, and enjoy! The combination of spicy ginger and sweet mango creates a delicious and refreshing smoothie.

If you are not a fan of sparkling water, simply add enough tap water to the blender and mix until you achieve the desired consistency. For a colder drink you can also add ice cubes to the blender and puree until the ice cubes are incorporated.

Magnificent Mango

Mango is a delicious summer time fruit that contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals including vitamin A and C, copper, and potassium. It not only has a beautiful, vibrant yellow-orange color but is also rich in carotenoids which have antioxidant qualities. Mangoes may improve digestive health, heart health, and clear the skin.

Known as India’s national fruit, this fruit has a long history in this country. In ancient India, the mango tree was associated with the god of love, Manmatha. With the rise of Buddhism, mangoes became a symbol of faith and prosperity. Today, India cultivates over 100 different types of mangoes of various shapes, sizes, and colors.

Delicious on their own, in smoothies, in a sorbet, or even in savory dishes such as chutney or salsas, this fruit is perfect for summer!

Asian-Inspired Sprouts Recipe

We definitely love Asian inspired dishes! How do you like these wonderful spiced soy sprouts? 

Ingredients for 1 person:
1 serving soy sprouts (use for other sprouts as well)
150 g vegetables (carrots, snow peas or green beans, fresh chive)
1 serving mango
1 TBsp. coconut oil
70 ml vegetable stock
1 TBsp. organic apple cider vinegar
Spices:
1 clove of garlic
fresh ginger
1 chili pepper
salt and fresh ground pepper
coriander leaves

Preparation:
Wash, peel and slice the carrot. Rinse the green beans (snow peas) and chop into bite size. Rinse the chives and cut. Rinse the sprouts with cold water and allow to drain. Peel the garlic and ginger and chop finely.
Wash chili, remove seeds and slice finely. Mix vegetable broth with the vinegar and fresh ground pepper.
Heat a wok with the coconut oil and sauté the chili, garlic and ginger, stirring continuously. Add the carrot slices (if you used green beans they need longer to cook, thus, add together with carrots), then sauté the snow peas, chives and last add the sprouts briefly and deglaze. Allow to simmer at medium heat for about six minutes.
Peel the mango, remove the fruit flesh and cut into cubes. Wash the coriander leaves, shake to drain and chop finely. Add the mango and coriander leaves to the vegetables. 

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