Mango Coconut Cream Pudding

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!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Mangoes
  • 1 Can of Coconut Cream
  • 3 T Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 3 T Fresh Orange Juice

Instructions:

  1. Cut the mango into cubes. Put the chopped mango and orange juice into a high speed blender and blend until liquified.
  2. Add the coconut cream and honey to the blender and blend on the lowest setting until completely blended.
  3. Transfer the pudding to a large glass container. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving so that the pudding can thicken.
  4. 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

Mango Coconut Squares

These mango coconut squares are no bake and easy to make. They are a flavor-packed treat made with healthy ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C Dried Mango (I used an entire bag of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened & Unsulfured Dried Mango)
  • 6 Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 1/2 C Shredded Coconut
  • 2 t Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 C Raw Unsalted Cashews
  • 3 T Maple Syrup or Honey
  • A Dash of Sea Salt

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until everything is finely chopped up. It may take several minutes until everything is processed.
  2. Scoop the mango coconut¬†mixture out of the food processor and press into a square ¬†pan. Press the mixture down with your hands or a spatula until it is about 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick. As you can see from my photo below, the mixture didn’t cover the entire bottom of the pan. That is okay- you don’t want to spread it too thin.
  3. Set the pan in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes. When you are ready to enjoy, remove the pan from the fridge. Cut into large squares, mini squares, strips, or whatever your heart desires!
  4. Feel free to top the mango coconut squares with shredded coconut or cashews.
  5. This recipe makes about 6 2.5″x2.5″ squares. You can cut them down into smaller pieces to make more squares. Keep the mango coconut squares in the fridge to keep them fresh.

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Benefits of this recipe:

-Dried mango can soothe inflammation in the skin, aids in digestion due to the fiber it contains, improves bone density, and boosts body circulation. However, dried mango is high in natural sugars, so enjoy in moderation.

-Coconut improves immunity, improves the digestive system, and boosts heart health.

-Cashews protect bone health and promote heart health. They also contain many important proteins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and B vitamins.

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.organicfacts.net

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