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Mango shake
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Mangoes abound here in the Philippines every summer-time. They are rich in Vitamins A, B, C, potassium, calcium, and iron. It is also rich in minerals and anti-oxidants. It contains enzymes that aid in digestion and stomach soothing properties. Just like any other fruit, it has high fiber content which lower blood cholesterol, gives protection against degenerative diseases, and aids in cancer prevention.

Green mangoes are very much loved by Filipinos. They are eaten as is or dipped in bagoong. They are also served as appetizers mixed with fresh tomatoes.

Mangoes are exquisitely sweet when they are ripe. They are peeled, flesh cut away from the stone, served as dessert, mixed with cereals or yogurt, made into marmalade or juice, pureed into sauces, or as what you see in the picture - a mango shake! My kids love this.

Mango shake is a very refreshing summer drink. It is very easy to prepare and very delicious. Just put everything in the blender - fresh pitted mango, milk, and ice cubes - blend until smooth and presto! You have a refreshing mango shake.
posted by Amelyn R. Rafael,MD @ 9:45 AM  
  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger charobizarro said…

    Thank you for mentioning the mango shake. I just returned home to Canada after a year in the Philippines and I am feeling "homesick." Fortunately, we can get imported mangoes here but never as delicious. Such a simple shake recipe but I've made numerous unsuccessful attempts (I forgot the milk!). So I will try it once more :)

  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger Amelyn R. Rafael,MD said…

    You're very much welcome, charobizarro. Please feel free to visit my site or ask questions when you're homesick.

  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger Corey said…

    I couldn't get enough of the mango shakes served at South Seas in Dumaguete. Unfortunately, the price was geared toward tourists, so I couldn't indulge as much as would have wanted :)

    I also had my first taste of the fruit itself and was amazed at how tasty and juicy it was. Needless to say I didn't stop at one or two....actually, I lost count :) In America our best fruits seem to come from Florida, but I doubt I'll ever find mangoes like you have there. In the Philippines we bought them from a neighborhood market, which means they were probably picked fresh that day. I think we ended up getting a few pounds for something like 35 pesos! It costs me over $1 to get just one grapefruit here!

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Amelyn R. Rafael,MD said…

    Well, Corey, you have to visit the Philippines again to have another try of our delicious mangoes and for you to get to try our national fish - bangus! I think the best quality Philippine mangoes are also exported abroad.

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