• Coco-Mango Smoothie from “Eating in Color” & Twitter Party {Win a Vitamix}

    January 28, 2014

    This post is brought to you by the National Mango Board.

    Check out what I drank and thoroughly enjoyed yesterday afternoon!

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    What is it? It’s Coco-Mango Smoothie made with fresh mango, lime juice, coconut butter, and turmeric, and, man, was it delicious!

    Coco-Mango Smoothie

    Serves 2

    • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
    • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
    • 1/2 cup coconut butter
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 cup ice, plus more for serving

    In a blender, combine all of the ingredients with 1 cup of water and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses over additional ice, if desired, and serve.

    Calories 186; fat 7.5g (sat 6.1g, mono 0.5g, poly 0.2g); protein 2g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 6g, cholesterol 0g; iron 1mg; sodium 7g; potassium 415mg; calcium 41mg

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    This smoothie was also super easy to make, and I loved that the recipe only called for 5 ingredients. Just dice up a mango. (If you don’t know how, here’s a helpful tutorial, which explains how to cut a mango.)

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    And then add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend! Voilà! Coco-Mango smoothie in just minutes!

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    This glass of deliciousness is from Frances Largeman Roth’s latest book, Eating in Color.

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    Eating in Color is all about encouraging you to eat more color in a fun, stress-free way. This book highlights the entire color spectrum and inspires you to add fruits, veggies and grains to your diet by adding more oranges, reds, blues, etc. to your plate. It’s basically an easy to way to eat better without having to overthink or count calories or grams of anything. Just by replacing processed food with more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, you will automatically cut calories and saturated fat while boosting your intake of fiber and antioxidants. Eating in Color is not a diet book, but you’ll learn a lot about eating healthier and boosting flavor in your meals. It includes recipes for dessert, burgers, and cocktails because a healthy lifestyle should also be fun!

    I especially enjoyed reading the “Ingredient Profiles” in the book that highlight various seasonal produce, grains and seeds and provide information on nutritional benefits and how to choose, store and use all those delicious foods.

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    Frances Largeman Roth has teamed up with the National Mango Board (NMB) to promote the nutrition benefits and fun facts about mangos, while simultaneously promoting her new book. They asked me to partner with them to help further spread the word, so here are some interesting nutritional facts about mango—you might even be surprised by some of them!

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    • Mangos are a superfruit—bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals.
    • A one-cup serving of mango is just 100 calories.
    • Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin C, which plays an important role in immune function and wound healing.
    • Mangos are rich in vitamin A, which is important for immune function.
    • Mangos provide 12% of your daily fiber, which makes you feel full faster and therefore may help support weight management.
    • Little known fact: mangos are an excellent source of folate.

    Mangos are delicious, and they’re a great way to add a delicious pop of orange and tropical flavor to your meals and snacks. I frequently incorporate frozen mango chunks into my smoothies (oh, so many smoothies – more on that later). Frozen mango also makes great fruit soft serve. You know the Banana Soft Serve that the blog world went crazy about a few years ago? Frozen mango works the same way. Trust me, try it! You will not be disappointed!

    And…

    There’s an awesome giveaway component of this partnership. So awesome, in fact, you can win a Vitamix! (Full giveaway details here.)

    Oh, yes.

    One (1) grand prize winner will win a Vitamix, a copy of Eating in Color, and a box of mangos. Five (5) runners up will receive a copy of Eating in Color and a box of mangos.

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    The giveaway will be part of a Twitter party taking place on Friday, January 31st from 1:00-2:00 pm EST. You can enter by tweeting during the Twitter party with the hashtag #colormemango, and winners will be chosen at random at the end of the Twitter party. (Contest note: Tweets from 1:00 -1:45 PM EST will be counted as giveaway entries; winners will be announced between 1:45 to 2:00 PM.)

    Prior to the start of the Twitter party, be sure to follow the Mango Board’s handle (@Mango_Board) and Frances’ handle (@FrancesLRothRD), so you don’t miss anything!

    Question of the Day

    What’s your favorite way to enjoy mango?

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    { 91 comments… read them below or add one }

    Sarah January 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m a mango-straight-up kinda girl!

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    Sarah C. January 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    We love mangos in this house – in fact, I’ve found that I need to cut up two to feed my family of three (one of whom is a 4-year-old) because the kid will eat an entire mango by herself! We love mango lassis and smoothies, but we most often just cut up and slurp them down!

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    safija January 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I love mango salsa, but would try your recipe too :) thanks for the giveaway!

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    Pam January 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I love mango and they make smoothies super creamy!! A nice change up from bananas in a smoothie.
    Great recipe!

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    Anel January 28, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I love a fresh, yummy mango salsa with cilanto, peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice – it’s so good! I love mango smooties, too!

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    logan January 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    That looks so fresh and delicious! Especially with that coconut butter and lime. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to have to try that out today.

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    Karen - Fit in France January 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I LOVE mangos. With chicken, in a salad, as dessert… one of my favorite fruits. However, I prefer to eat them rather than drink, am not a big smoothie fan but your recipe is mouth watering !

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    Tiffany l January 28, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Great tip on how to cut a mango. Will make things so much earlier in the future!

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    Christy Spurlock January 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Love fresh fruit!

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    Lisa G January 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    My family is from India, so mangoes have been a staple in my diet. I love mango lassi!

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    Gina Guthrie January 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    pureed in a smoothie!

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    Amy P January 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    LOVE mangos! Interesting add w/turmeric–why? What kind of flavor does it add?

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    kymi (@kymnasium) January 29, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Love making my grandma’s fresh baked mango bread with walnuts. I can taste the tropics!

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    sara @ fitcupcaker January 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love mango, I made a mango apple green juice the other day that I will share this week, plus I really want a vitamix so I hope to join that chat!!

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    Kelsey at The Primal Yogi January 29, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This looks yummy! I love mangos! Especially a mango salsa! Do you think you can replace the coconut butter with full fat coconut milk?

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    erin dear (@mummadear) January 29, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I love mangos is salads, salsa, and smoothies!

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    Ashleigh Gunter January 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Love mangos in smoothies!
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    Grainne January 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Salsa, Salad and Smoothies!! All the 3 S’s for Mango A+

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    Niki January 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Mmmm…that smoothie looks awesome!

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    Colleen Flynn January 30, 2014 at 5:03 am

    It all sounds so yummy.@ Colleen56005500

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    @Salute2Mom January 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love to make a Mango Salsa with tomatoes, red onions, garlic, olive oil, jalapenos and mangos!

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    @Cammi72 January 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    So excited about a mango party!! We all love mangos in our house!

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    Jennifer Essad January 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I enjoy fresh slice mango sprinkled w/coconut

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    Sharon January 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    With a spoon, yum!

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    @eastseattlemama January 31, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I love mango in my smoothies! @eastseattlemama

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    thalia (@_ktabz) January 31, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Growing up we bought it peeled and diced on a skewer, love it peeled and on its own or with some salt and lime with a sprinkle or more of chile

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    Amanda January 31, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I love mango salsa! Yum! @its_a_fab_life — can’t wait for the party!

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    Julie Fields January 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I love dehydrated mangos as a snack

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    anne hill January 31, 2014 at 10:39 am

    i love mangos! see you there! @janejoeyxo

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    Brenda Haines January 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Peel it and it it :) I’ll be there @TheHippieHut

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    Tami Kucinich January 31, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I LOVE Mangos! Especially in a smoothie! The best Magos I ever had were in Dominica we bought from a local selling them on the side of the street! @Tamikakes

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    Stephanie Bodine January 31, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Rsvp @Bodinesteph Love Mangos and so does my 16 month old baby girl. I puree them up for her in morning for breakfast. One of my favorite recipes is mango salsa.

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    melinda willfond January 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

    just peel and eat. @melinda74

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    @DebbiPapay January 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I would make mango salsa.

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    @DebbiPapay January 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I would make mango salsa #colormemango

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    @colleen0055005600 January 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I love them in smoothies and in fruit salads @colleen0055005600

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    Yadira Juarez January 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I love a mango shaped like a flower and sprinkled with chile, Mexican style @lucasjmom

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    Poame February 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Healthy recipe!

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