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Archive for July, 2012

New Health Food Kick: Mango Margarita

It’s got all the new age characteristics of a healthy way of living: rich in Vitamins A and C, a great source of fiber, and it contains plenty of antioxidants. It even has an enzyme to smooth the digestive process. What could be better than a mango? Well, try one in a margarita. You’ll be on the right track to the new health kick: mango margaritas.

Mangos have been grown for over 4,000 years. The fact is that mangos are eaten fresh – in their natural state, so to speak – more than any other fruit in the world. This delicious and beautiful fruit comes primarily from Mexico, Haiti, and the Caribbean. So now try this…

Put the usual eight or ten cubes per margarita in a blender. Add two tablespoons of frozen limeade concentrate per drink, a shot of tequila (preferably a good tequila and golden in color) per marg, a half shot of Cointreau per marg, and a quarter cup of freshly cut mango. Blend until frozen, serve immediately.

Cutting the mango is tricky, only because most people are not familiar with how to go about it. The easiest way is to use a sharp knife and cut the two cheeks of the fruit away from the pit. Cut a checkerboard pattern into the two halves and then slice the peel away, leaving the cubes for the blender.

Get started on a healthier life style: try a mango margarita.