I bought a batch of mangoes recently to jazz up my overnight oats breakfast combo – just needed to try something other than the usual bananas, apples, berries and grapes.
Bought a pack of 5, and decided to use some of them for a popsicle treat, since the little girl just loves them.
Despite being touted as a “heaty” fruit, turns out mango has a host of health benefits too, including:
- Antioxidant compounds which have been found to protect against various cancers
- Lower serum cholesterol levels
- Better digestion
- Improved immune system
For sure, it is always best to consume the fruit fresh. But if you are looking for other ways to enjoy it, this simple popsicle treat might just do the trick
For this you will need:
Half a mango (Pureed)
1 cup yogurt
Popsicle mold of your choice
1. Blend mango until you achieve a smooth puree form. Pour this into the molds until they are half full.
2. Scoop yogurt into the molds until they are filled.
3. Put the popsicle holder into place, and freeze overnight – or a minimum of 4-5 hours.
- The amount of mango to be used depends on the size, and mine is based on the regular Thai mangoes. Do adjust accordingly, especially if you are using bigger mangoes like the Australian ones.
- Let the popsicles thaw at room temperature for a while or submerge in a bowl of warm water before pulling them out of the molds. This makes them easier to remove.
- You can also add in small mango chunks to give your popsicles more bite.