Mangoes are one of the leading fruit crops of the world. Did you know that more mangoes are consumed on a regular basis throughout the world than apples? Mangoes originated in India, and are now grown in many parts of the tropical locations around the world. In the US they are grown in California, Hawaii and Florida.
Mangoes are great sources of potassium, Vitamin C, carotenes, and lavonoids. They provide a rich assortment of antioxidants and are simply delicious when ripe. How can you know that your mango is ripe? It should yield to pressure, like an avocado, skin should be yellowish-green, and it should emit a deliciously sweet fragnance.
Pineapple is low in calories and makes a fantastic base for fruit drinks. Fresh pineapple juice is rich in bromelain (bromelain helps in a number of health conditions, including indigestion, arthritis, and even cancer), enzymes, vitamin C, and potassium. Oranges are also a rich source of vitamin C and flavonoids.
When you have a chance, try this delicious Sunshine Mango Juicer cocktail.
1 mango, pitted
2 oranges, peeled
1/2 papaya, seeded
1/4 pineapple (with or without skin)
1 banana, peeled (optional)
Juice the mango first, followed by oranges, and papaya. If your juicer will handle it, simply cut up the pineapple, skin and all, into pieces and feet them into the juicer.
Read more on this Best Juicer Recipes and Juicing for Health Advice blog. Some of my favorite recipes include Juicer Recipe for Green Juice Cocktail, Watermelon-Grape Delight and Apricot-Mango Ambrosia. If you still don’t have a juicer and are considering getting one, read my review of my favorite juicing machine: Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor .