Mangoes are a super fruit against high blood pressure. They also happen to be delicious.
Although a whole mango has about 30 grams of natural sugar, it’s low on the glycemic index and provides lots of potassium, vitamin A and beta-carotene as well as vitamins C & K, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Due to their high water content, mangoes are filling, yet one large fruit contains only 135 calories and are low in cholesterol. The best thing of all is that mangoes are naturally delicious and a treat for those with a sweet tooth!
Fresh Mango Pie
Make sure to use sweet ripe mangoes for this delicious recipe.
- 1 (0.3-ounce) package sugar-free peach-flavored gelatin
- 3/4 cup mango nectar, divided
- 1/2 tsp. grated lime rind
- 4 cups sliced peeled ripe mango (about 4 medium mangoes)
- 1 (6-ounce) shortbread pie crust
- 1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
- Lime zest (optional)
Combine gelatin and 2 tablespoons of mango nectar in a large microwave-safe bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Microwave at HIGH for 20 to 30 seconds or until gelatin dissolves, stirring once. Stir in remaining mango nectar and lime rind; chill for 5 minutes. Add mango, stirring gently to separate slices and evenly coat with gelatin. Spoon mango mixture into pie crust. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or until gelatin is set. Top each serving with whipped topping. Garnish with lime zest, if desired.
If you’re addicted to this fruit, try adding fresh diced mango to salsas for tacos; to salads for some sweetness; even to fruit smoothies to add a tropical flavor.