Mango Bread

Tasty Hawaiian Mangos

Found these beauties on the road while running.

Mango Season is Back

Aloha.  It’s mango season in Hawaii and I’ve been collecting mangos galore.

Our neighbor has kindly gifted me over a dozen mangos over the last two weeks from the mango tree in his yard, and I’ve collected mangos on the road during my morning runs.  There is a huge mango tree that spills over the yard and drops its treasure onto the main road that I run, almost daily.  A few days ago I hit the jackpot, finding 5 mangos.  People were giving me the shaka as I ran passed them holding the mangos in each hand, pumping up Diamond Head Road.

What to do with all these mangos?  Eat freshly cut, make smoothies, add to oatmeal, cook with chicken, and of course make mango bread.

Here is a simple mango bread recipe that we whipped up for your pleasure.

Mango Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Time: 70 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Moist, delicious mango bread

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh mango, chopped in small chunks

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees F. Prepare baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash banana, and add milk, and maple syrup. Mix well.
  3. Add to wet ingredients, flours, flaxseed, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Fold in mango chunks. Do not overmix.
  5. Bake in oven for 55 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  6. Let cool and then either slice or cut into squares.

If you don’t live in a tropical spot where mangos are readily available, bake this bread with frozen mango.  The bread will be delicious with any kind!

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Berry Hemp Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is my latest addiction!  I crave it every day and have been making it for breakfast, lunch or snack.  It is especially yummy when the weather is hot and muggy.

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie with Hemp

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

-1 small pear

-1 cup banana, sliced (frozen)

-1/2 cup blueberries, frozen

-1 cup fresh spinach

-1 inch fresh ginger root (about 1 1/2 tbsp)

-4 tbsp Hemp protein powder (I use Navitas & Mary uses Progressive)

-1 cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk

Directions

  1. Blend and serve.

I made a slightly sweeter version for my son by adding a teaspoon of maple syrup and eliminating the ginger root.  He slurped up this smoothie faster than I could blend up a new batch.  That is a compliment coming from my son who is typically reluctant to try my healthy recipes.

This is one of the recipes with which Mary and I have been experimenting recently.  We hope to unveil soon this and more recipes in a “Fitness and Meal” plan for kickstarting your healthy living…and weight loss.  Stay tuned for that program coming soon.

Eat well, get active, stay healthy.

 

 

 

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