Fruit lovers rejoice: summertime means sweet, juicy mango is in season! This delicious fruit is amazing in smoothies, snacks, and even alongside savory dishes in a sweet and spicy salsa.
So today, I wanted to share my favorite healthy mango recipes to enjoy this summer!
Nutritional Benefits of Mango
Mangoes are a really good source of Vitamin C, and they also contain good amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, fiber, and folate.
Mangoes are also rich in beta-carotene (the reason for their yellow-orange color), which is an antioxidant that can help fight cancer.
When is mango in season?
Mango is a stone fruit (like peaches) that grows on trees. You can often find imported mangoes and frozen mango any time of year, but peak mango season is May through September.
How to Cut Mango
Here’s a little tip for slicing mango more effectively: use the side of a glass!
Start by slicing off both ends of the mango (around the pit). Push the mango end down against the side of a glass cup (skin facing out) to “peel” off the skin.
Then, just dice or slice the remaining mango flesh!
Healthy Mango Recipes
Below, I’ve put together a list of my favorite easy mango recipes for summer. They’re all simple to make and filled with tons of summery flavor.
If you’ve never tried chia pudding, you’re in for a treat! It tastes like a dessert, but it’s nutrient dense and protein-packed.
This recipe features juicy, fresh mango and creamy coconut milk for the perfect dairy free breakfast or summer afternoon snack!
This fruit salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, with plenty of heat from the habanero peppers. (If you don’t like a lot of spice, you can easily use less habanero peppers or swap them out for jalapeños!)
Mango salsa is amazing on fish tacos (like these blackened salmon tacos), but it’s equally delicious served on its own as a dip with chips!
Is there anything more quintessentially summer than fruit salad? You can use any type of fruit you like, but mango is always a welcome addition to my fruit salads. It’s so juicy and sweet, and pairs well with pretty much any other fruit or berry.
Plus, the honey lime yogurt dressing in this recipe is totally delicious – a must-try!
This immunity-boosting smoothie is absolutely packed with nutrients, with a lovely sweet and spicy flavor (thanks to the mango and ginger combo)!
It’s a perfect way to start the day, or it also makes a great afternoon snack to keep you energized.
Craving something tropical for breakfast? These easy overnight oats with mango, kiwi, coconut, and banana are perfect!
You can make them ahead of time (in just 5 minutes of prep time), and have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning. This recipe is super versatile, too, so feel free to add or replace anything you want.
If you haven’t heard of spirulina, it’s a naturally deep green or blue superfood (in powder form) that’s a great addition to smoothies!
This green smoothie recipe features fruits and veggies like mango, banana, and spinach, plus hemp seeds for an extra punch of protein. It’s creamy and quick to make!
These savory curry protein bars with nuts and oats have tons of staying power and feature a hint of sweetness from dried mango. The combination might sound strange, but I promise it’s tasty!
They’re a make-ahead, portable snack that’s perfect for when you’re on the go and need a boost of energy.
Can you tell by now I’m a huge fan of adding mango to my smoothies? It’s just such a great addition because it adds tons of flavor and plenty of sweetness.
This is technically a green smoothie thanks to the kale, but you won’t even notice it! The tropical flavors of mango and pineapple are the stars of the show here. Plus, Greek yogurt and your milk of choice add protein and staying power.
If you’re a mango fan like I am, I hope you get the chance to try some of these healthy mango recipes! I know I look forward to them every summer. 🙂 Enjoy!
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