April 17, 2014

Jackfruit Mango Smoothie

This week we celebrated Vishu, our new year. Vishu is also our spring celebration in a way, with Konnapoo (yellow flowers - cassia fistula) blooming just for this season. It is also a celebration of tropical fruits like jackfruit and mango. Every Vishu we really miss jackfruit since we hardly find it here. This time we were lucky to find some in our Indian grocery store and we got home a big handsome jackfruit :-). After the hectic work of cutting it open, peeling the jackfruit arils off, and separating the seeds, we enjoyed about half of it just like that. With the remaining fruit, we are exploring other different ways to enjoy them. And why not, as jackfruit is very high in Vitamin C, rich in dietary fiber and a good source of potassium, magnesium and iron. In addition, Jack fruit is excellent for your gut and has very good gut cleansing properties. This is a smoothie with jackfruit and mango which are both in season now. So here is something refreshing and healthy for a reinvented 'Vishu-kalam' (Vishu season), enjoy !!

Ingredients: 
  • Jackfruit arils - seeds removed and trimmed - 1 cup
  • Mango - peeled and diced - 1 cup
  • Banana - 1
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup *
Directions: 
  • Blend everything together until creamy and smooth.
  • This makes 2 large breakfast smoothies. 
  • Enjoy!!

* I had a tender coconut with me, so I just pureed half of the tender coconut meat and whole of the coconut water to get my coconut milk. You can use regular homemade coconut milk as well.



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5 comments:

  1. Hi Mini,
    This Jackfruit Mango Smoothie sounds amazing. I have not tried using Jackfruit , but the fact that is a good source for Vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and iron.makes it very appealing, so I look forward to using it in my smoothies soon.

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    1. Thank you Deborah, only trouble for me is that it is hard to find here. btw, it is also great for cleansing the gut :-)

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  2. Hi, found you on google plus. loved ur smoothie. please stop by my space whenever.

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  3. Hi Mini,
    Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious Jackfruit Mango Smoothie recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! We will enjoy it!

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