Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Last Mango

Mango Chia Pudding

I had to decide what to do with my last mango that I picked from my friend's tree. It was really ripe and fragrant and ready to be enjoyed. I had some chia gel in the refrigerator so I decided to make a pudding with it. To add some creaminess and texture I added half of a small avocado and some other ingredients to compliment the flavors. This mango was so large it made 4 servings of pudding!! And I mean large servings! It was really delicious. Here is my recipe:

Mango Chia Pudding
by Elizabeth @ Raw Living and Learning

1 very large Valencia Mango, peeled and rough chop (reserve 5 cubes for top)
1 large organic banana, peeled and rough chop
1/2 of a banana, sliced (for topping)
1/2 of a small Haas Avocado
1/2 C chia gel (thick gel is best)
1 capful of vanilla extract (alcohol free)
juice from 1/4 of a lemon
1 T Lecithin powder
pinch of sea salt
1 T finely chopped dried coconut, unsweetened
1 tsp chia seeds, unsoaked or buckwheat krispies

In the food processor, process the mango, 1 large banana, avocado, chia gel, lemon juice, lecithin powder, vanilla and sea salt. Spoon the pudding into a bowl and let set up in the refrigerator. Once pudding becomes the consistency you prefer, top with the cubed mango, banana slices, coconut, and a sprinkle of either chia seeds or buckwheat krispies. Enjoy!

~JMJ~ Today I am grateful for another night out with my adorable hubby. We got to enjoy the company of several doctors that he works with. We met at a local restaurant, Ruth Chris to be specific. It was an enjoyable evening of socializing and good food. The restaurant was gracious enough to put together a raw salad, as per my specifications. The chef even plated it in a beautiful way. It was awesome. I actually had two salads, my first one was beefsteak tomatoes and red onion on a bed of watercress with a simple balsamic dressing. I just asked them to leave off the blue cheese and it was perfect. All you have to do is ask, you'd be surprised at how accommodating people can be!


Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Wow, nice pudding! And how wonderful to be able to pick mango right from the tree!

Neeta said...

Love your post and the pics, that pudding looks delicious!! I really must buy some chia seeds....
I echo Lisa's thought, how wonderful to be able to pick your own mango from the tree :-)
Love xoxox

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, your mango chia pudding looks so good. I'd never have thought to pair mango with chia... I usually just eat my fruits alone, since fruit combining rules say that fruits are best eaten on an empty stomach and not mixed with others... what do you make of that? Thanks for the recipe!!

Elizabeth said...

I hear yah about food combinig. I try to eat fruit alone or with greens like Romaine.
I just couldn't resist trying this and I had no tummy trouble!!
Peace & Raw Health,

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