A delectable and comforting smoothie made with pumpkin and mango, where all the ingredients blend well and complement each other. The pumpkin spice really does a good job wrapping all the delicious flavors together. Nothing like starting the day with lots of fiber, vitamins and polyphenols.
There are more than 8000 polyphenols that are found in fruits, vegetables, spices, cocoa, honey and teas. Polyphenols are micronutrients that act like antioxidants in your body offering protective and regenerative benefits, they are also known as phytonutrients.
Among many polyphenols found in mangos, mangiferin stands out as being a “super-antioxidant” since it protects the cells from damage, it is antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-allergenic, anticancer, lowers the cholesterol and also stimulates the immune system. I don’t think you need any other reason to eat more mangos.
This is another yummy recipe with mangos and much fiber, Blackberry-Mango & Vanilla Chia Pudding.
In general people don’t eat enough of the recommended amount of fiber, between 28 to 34 grams per day. They are missing many benefits such as weight loss, a natural detox by helping eliminate toxins from your digestive system, healthier heart and bones besides reducing the risk of diabetes 2 among others.
Here is an easy and fast way to add more fiber, flavor and polyphenols to your diet.
Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 0 mins | Total: 5 mins
¾ cup of pumpkin puree
A generous ½ cup of frozen mangos
¼ cup of plant-based milk of your choice
1 tbsp of maple syrup
1 tbsp of nut butter
1 tsp of pumpkin spice
Blend all the ingredients until a smooth and creamy consistency is obtained. Enjoy!