Mango Guacamole

Much like hummus, guacamole is one of those things that never gets old. But again, just in case it does, all you need is an extra ingredient to completely change the guac experience. Today, it’s mango.

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Mango Guacamole

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: side vegan vegetarian raw mango avocado

Ingredients

  • 1/2 mango
  • 1 avocado
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped red onion (about half a small one)

Instructions

Peel, pit, and roughly chop the avocado and mango and fold into the diced red onion, chopped cilantro, the juice of half a lime, cayenne, salt and pepper.

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It’s just like guacamole but with an overtone of sweetness. It tastes lighter and more summer appropriate.

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Eh, I think I like my other bowl for this one.

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Much better. Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

Mango Lassi

There are two beverages I can’t get enough of when I eat out at an Indian or a Thai restaurant. At an Indian restaurant, I crave the mango lassi, and at a Thai restaurant, I enjoy a bottomless cup of Thai iced tea. Both are often so full of sugar, they aren’t doing your body any favors (although your mind may disagree!). This recipe deconstructs the mango lassi and puts a vegan and sugar-free twist on an Indian favorite. And, surprise surprise!, this version is so delicious, you wonder why the original has to complicate matters. Sit still for a vegan, sugar-free Thai iced tea recipe next week.

In the meantime, slurp on this:

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Hopefully it won’t be raining where you are.

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Mango: improves digestion with its bio-active elements such as esters, terpenes, and aldehydes, lowers cholesterol with its pectin and vitamin C content, regulates sex hormones and boosts sex drive with vitamin E, contains glutamine acid, which improves concentration and memory power, is helpful for treating acne when applied to the face, is helpful for women during menopause and pregnancy, fights again diabetes, and prevents cancer and heart disease.

Mango Lassi

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: raw smoothie drink breakfast mango cardamom coconut milk smoothie

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 cup coconut milk (fresh or canned)
  • 2 cups pureed mango
  • 1 tbsp honey, agave, or maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom (optional)

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

Mango Cilantro Ceviche

This recipe is sweet, tangy and spicy all in one.

It’s simple and light, yet the flavors leave you satisfied.

Remember the five (identifiable) taste buds:
1. salty (salt)
2. sour (orange)
3. bitter (cilantro)
4. sweet (orange, mango)
5. savory (salt, red pepper)

Whenever you are constructing a dish, make sure you are fulfilling each of those to some degree. It’ll make for a complete snack/meal that won’t leave you itching for that “something else”.

Mango Cilantro Ceviche

Ingredients:

- 1 mango, peeled and julienned
- 1 orange’s juice
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped finely
- 1/4 tsp red pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt

Serves 2-3

Directions:

Slice around the mango’s core. I keep the skin on and peel it off after I remove the core, otherwise it becomes too slippery to cut.

The skin should peel right off. If not, skin it closely to the surface with a sharp knife. Watch dem fingas!

Next, slice the mango into even, thin strips.

Set the mango aside to prepare the garnish/sauce.

In a small bowl, combine the juice of 1 orange with finely chopped cilantro, sea salt and red pepper (flakes are best, but for some reason I was feelin’ the powder).

Add the mixture to the mango slices and then toss so the mixture is evenly distributed.

I took my share…

This makes a wonderful snack or breakfast! It’s refreshing, fragrant and a delightful gesture :) Enjoy!

xoxo