Raw food recipes with mango

Mango, kale, lemon, and avocado blend and swirl in this "massaged" mix of flavors. A mélange you're sure to enjoy!

This unpredictable pairing of mango puree with chocolate creates a smooth, delectable dessert.

This light appetizer can be easily upgraded to a heartier meal, if you use nut or seed pate as a filling instead of cabbage.

Serve this raw version of a famous Middle Eastern dish on lettuce leaves, or accompanied by a fresh salad or cut vegetables.

We may not ever make that trip to the tropics. But we surely can lounge in a hammock with a cold tropical fruit drink, and enjoy the long summer days.

Chia seeds—yes, you remember the “Chia Pet” commercials, don’t you? Same plant. For a while, there, chia seeds were being touted as a “miracle food.” They’re not—nothing is. But chia seeds do bring some good news. Like Omega-3 fatty acids. And this underappreciated attribute…Chia seeds let you feel full faster, thanks to the amino acid tryptophan, which regulates appetite and improves mood.

Fruits and greens enjoy each other’s company not only in green smoothies, but in rolls and wraps as well. Fresh tropical flavor of fruits in this recipe makes eating greens virtually effortless.

A quick refreshing sweet soup for those really hot summer days when nothing gives quite the satisfaction of light and juicy fruits.

If you are looking for a way to use chia seeds in recipes, then fruit pudding is one of the best. Pre-soaking the seeds will ensure the gelatinous texture necessary to achieve the pudding-type consistency. For extra creaminess, add an avocado. Use any fruit that’s in season – you can’t go wrong with this recipe!

This recipe is courtesy of Donna Weidler.

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