This mango coconut cream pudding is perfect for a light, fruity dessert for summer. This pudding is served best chilled and topped with fresh fruit of your choice. Enjoy!
- 2 Large Mangoes
- 1 Can of Coconut Cream
- 3 T Honey or Agave Nectar
- 3 T Fresh Orange Juice
- Cut the mango into cubes. Put the chopped mango and orange juice into a high speed blender and blend until liquified.
- Add the coconut cream and honey to the blender and blend on the lowest setting until completely blended.
- Transfer the pudding to a large glass container. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving so that the pudding can thicken.
- To serve, spoon the pudding into small bowls. Top with fresh fruit or shredded coconut.
Benefits of this recipe:
-Mango lowers cholesterol, clears the skin, helps eye health, alkalizes the whole body, helps with diabetes, boosts immune system and improves digestion.
The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com
Papaya Seed Benefits
I am always intrigued to find foods that have super power benefits. My recent find is papaya seeds! When most people cut into a papaya, they throw away the seeds. Little do they know, the seeds contain so many properties that can benefit your body. The top 3 benefits that I find useful are:
- DIGESTIVE PROPERTIES: Papaya seeds contain natural digestive enzymes that help break down undigested protein in your digestive tract. Eating papaya seeds with a meal can prevent bloating or indigestion after the meal.
- TREAT BACTERIAL INFECTIONS OF FOOD POISONING: Papaya seeds have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects which is effective at killing E coli, salmonella, and other harmful bacteria.
- DETOXIFCATION OF THE LIVER: The seeds can improve the liver’s ability to eliminate toxins within the body.
How to Prepare the Seeds
To reap the benefits of the papaya seeds, cut a papaya in half lengthwise. Simply scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Put them in a strainer and rinse off any juices left behind. Store it in a container in the fridge. You can also store them in the freezer to last longer.
How I use them
I simply take a teaspoon of papaya seeds and sprinkle it on top of my food. The seeds taste very close to peppercorns so it almost acts as a replacement for adding pepper on top of my food. From experience I have discovered that adding papaya seeds to my meals like a condiment tastes great on avocado toast, hummus on crackers, salads, and even soups. When I add papaya seeds on top of my meal, it helps digest the food easier so I feel really good after eating. Through research, I have found that it is recommended to only consume a half to a full teaspoon of papaya seeds at once.
I hope you try it out and of course, don’t forget to eat the papaya fruit while you’re at it!