Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mamey Fruit and Brazil Nut Smoothie

Mamey may not be a fruit you find in every grocery store, but it is absolutely worth exploring. Its creamy consistency makes it a perfect fruit for smoothies. When ripe, mamey is very sweet so no additional sweetener is needed in recipes. 

Mamey (Pouteria sapota) is native to Mexico and Central America, but is also cultivated in Hawaii, California and Florida.

Mamey is rich in vitamins, especially A, C, E and B5; minerals such as copper, potassium and magnesium; antioxidant polyphenols such as gallic acid, gallocatechin-3-gallate, and epicatechin; complex carbohydrates and fiber.

Thanks to the nutrient density mamey comes with many health benefits. Traditionally it has been used to control blood sugar and cholesterol levels, improve digestion and improve many skin conditions. Latest research suggests that mamey may have the ability to strengthen the immune system, prevent colon cancer, improve cardiovascular health and manage weight.

My recipe combines the health benefits of mamey fruit with health benefits of Brazil nuts, pink Himalaya salt and argan oil. Brazil nuts are good source of selenium, copper and manganese; vitamin E and B vitamins, especially thiamin. Argan oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and many other cancer fighting compounds. The mineral rich pink Himalaya salt helps to crate electrolytic balance in the body, increases hydration and improves thyroid health. 

  • flesh of 1 medium large mamey fruit (1 cup)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly made Brazil nut milk
  • 1 tsp cold pressed argan oil
  • pinch pink Himalaya salt
  • 2-3 ice cubes

  • Place all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses, garnish with chopped Brazil nuts and enjoy in good company!

Tip: If you like you smoothie slightly "crunchy" you can simply blend one cup of activated Brazil nuts and two and a half cups of purified water with all the remaining ingredients. Start blending the nuts and water until almost smooth. Add mamey, argan oil, lemon juice, pinch of salt and ice, and blend to a desired consistency.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or cure a disease.


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