Raw mango benefits. Mangoes are known as one of the kings of fruit. This is mainly due to the great nutritional benefits that you can get from mango. That’s not all. Mangoes are sweet, delicious and succulent. It’s no surprise that this fruit has so many fans. So what are some of the raw mango benefits? Let’s dive straight into it.
- Mangoes are rich in antioxidants, which helps in the prevention of heart diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- The fruit is a very good source of fibre. Fibre promotes proper digestion and this helps prevent constipation.
- It promotes eye health because it is rich in Vitamin A.
- Mangos can can boost your immune system.
- You can use mangoes externally if you want to eliminate clogged pores and pimples. Or you can eat them to keep your skin healthy.
Fun Fact: Do you know that mangoes are biologically related with some of the flowering plants like cashews and pistachios?
Because of all the raw mango benfits, we thought it would be a great idea to add mango into a healthy energy chew recipe. Here’s how you can make these at home.
The Mango Chia Boost Chews Recipe
- 90g mango
- 100g brown rice syrup (1/2 cup)
- 40g coconut sugar (1/4 cup)
- 20g chia soaked in 1/2 cup water (add chia to water and leave it for at least 30 minutes, it should get a thicker consistency)
- 1 tsp agar
- 2g Himalayan sea salt
Macros for the Whole Mix: Calories 816.5, Carbohydrates 184.1g, Sugar 126.6g, Protein 3.6g, Fat 7.1g
Cut into cubes depending on how many calories you want per chew. I cut mine into about 24 pieces so around 34 calories per chew.
Note: If you have a sweet tooth, double the amount of mango and coconut sugar and add 1/2 teaspoon more of agar. I don’t like my chews too sweet but other taste testers of this one would’ve liked a little more sweetness.
- Add all the ingredients together into a saucepan and heat on medium heat until the mixture starts to boil.
- Leave the mix boiling, stirring regularly for 2-3 minutes.
- Take off the heat and pour into your choice of mould or a lined baking tray. (I use small loaf silicon baking trays and then simply cut into cubes once set. I find the mixture never sticks to the silicon so it’s easy to remove your chews from the mould once it sets.
- Leave the chews to set in the fridge for at least an hour or until they have the required texture. Then they are good to cut into the sizes you want and enjoy.
So there you have it. Now you know the raw mango benefits and how to add mango into a healthy energy chew recipe. If you have any questions about mango, chia seeds, or this recipe, we would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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