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Friday, May 30, 2014

Mango n Mint smoothie with carrot bits



The mango is a juicy stone fruit consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees, that are cultivated mostly for edible fruits. The majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes.  The mango is native to South and Southeast Asia, from where it has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics. The highest concentration of Mangifera genus is situated in western part of Malesia (Sumatra, Java and Borneo) and in Burma and India. While other Mangifera species (e.g. horse mangoM. foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis,Mangifera indica – the 'common mango' or 'Indian mango' – is the only mango tree commonly cultivated in many tropical and subtropicalregions. It originated in India and Burma.It is the national fruit of India and the Philippines and the national tree of Bangladesh. In several cultures, its fruit and leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings, public celebrations and religious ceremonies.



Mango is this season, summer and mango come together always.. There are various desserts to make using mangoes. Here is one smoothie to make you feel special. This one is for the                5 ingredient fix challenge started by Lakshmi Vimala. this recipe I got idea from a drink I used to have in singapore. Its Guava juice with pear bits in it. So gave it a try and it was a big hit! Thanks Vimala for this yummy Challenge!

  



Ingredients:


  • Mango - 1
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar- one cup or required
  • Carrot - one chopped into small bits
  • Mint - few leaves





Method:


  • Boil milk in a vessel. Grind the mango into pulp using mixer.
  • Meanwhile in another vessel, add the carrot bits and allow it to boil in little ilk for about 5 mins.
  • The carrots must be half cooked.
  • Add sugar to mango and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Add  the milk and mint leaves to it and make a smoothie.
  • Finally mix the carrot bits into the smoothie and serve.



Crunchy carrot bits in a smoothie will be a different experience to relish!






Sending this to 5 ingredients fix challenge




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