Mango and Lemon Fruit Drinks Recipe

Mango and Lemon Crush

The heady aroma released as you cut into a ripe, juicy mango immediately conjures up images of tropical life, but mango is much more than just taste and smell; it’s a rich source of skin-protective and immune-boosting nutrients.

Take care, though, if you decide to make this drink for a crowd of friends at a summer barbeque; mango belongs to the same family as poison ivy, and its skin can cause allergic reactions and dermatitis. This isn’t a common problem, but it can raise its head if you’re handling lots of them in a short space of time. Even if you’ve never had a skin reaction, do wear gloves when preparing more than two or three.

 

 

Mango and Lemon Fruit Drinks Recipe Serves 1-2

1 large (or 2 medium) ripe mango(es)

1 lemon

About 12 ice-cubes

 

1. Peel and stone the mango(es).

2. Put through a juicer.

3. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and add to the mango mixture.

4. Crush the ice in a blender and divide between two glasses.

5. Pour on the mango and lemon juice.

 

Vital statistics

Mangoes are a rich source of betacarotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, an essential nutrient for the skin and immune system. Betacarotene is also important in its own right as an antioxidant, as are the other carotenoids present in this fruit. Heart-protective potassium and vitamin C are an additional bonus.

 

19. April 2011 by Sue
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