The warmer weather is on its way to visit and we all know with this comes an abundance of delicious fruits, such as everyone's favourite, MANGO!
Warm weather calls for cool and refreshing food and drinks, I mean, who can resist a deliciously cold and creamy ice cream on a hot summers day or night!? Let’s be honest though, there is only so many ice creams one can eat until they find themselves taking a ride on the overindulgence train! Been there, done that. But what if I said there is such a thing as a simple and nutritious homemade icy goodness? Yep, my thoughts exactly! Dinner Twister, meet mango sorbet, the saviour to your sweet summer cravings!
This recipe will be a go-to, not only during summer, but all year round. With only three ingredients, you will have it whipped up before you can shout “someone turn the aircon on!”. You can jazz it up to suit your liking by adding extra fruit, spices or nuts, it’s versatile and perfect for all taste buds. As well as being super quick and delicious, it’s also healthy and a great way to make use of any fruit lying around. Blend up a batch, put it in your esky and take it to your next picnic or take the frozen fruits to your next barbeque and blend it up fresh for desert. It’ll be a crowd favourite and I can guarantee you’ll be invited to everyone's BBQ’s in the future (not that you wouldn’t be already, of course).
There are so many ways to create your very own sorbet at home. Pick your favourite fruit (the creamier the fruit the better, just like mango and banana), blend it up with some natural yoghurt or coconut cream and voila, you’ve got yourself a winner! It’s a perfect way to get the kids involved, get them to help with the chopping and blending process and they can pick their own toppings. To make them even more child friendly, scoop the mix into popsicle moulds and create on-the-go icy poles!
We love creating healthy twists on traditional favourites because we all know life is about balance and that enjoying food is key to a happy life! Making treats such as this one in the comfort of your own home helps you know exactly what you’re eating. You can see what is going into your food and therefore, enjoy it just that little bit more! Now, get blending, enjoy the sunshine and cool down with some mango deliciousness.
½ cup greek natural yoghurt
Dice mangoes, slice bananas and freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight (to speed up the freezing process, lay the fruit out on a baking tray and place in freezer).
Once frozen, add the mango, banana and yoghurt into a blender or food processor. Blend for roughly 10 seconds or until smooth.
Spoon out the creamy goodness and divide among bowls. Top with a sprinkle of coconut or toppings of choice.