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Mango Lemon Balm Pops

This is the second post of my personal favorite DIY popsicles, you can of course use any fruit that you like. There is just something so appealing about lemon and mango being put together into a delicious treat. Thank you once again to Lake Austin Spa Resort.

 

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange or pineapple juice
  • Several pieces of fresh lemon verbena and lemon balm
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and diced or 2 cups frozen mango chunks
 Directions
  1. Crush the herbs and stir into the juice and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Strain and discard the herbs and add the mango pieces in a blender container.
  3. Blend ingredients until smooth and pour into molds. Freeze overnight.
Notes
Substitute persimmon pulp, guava or banana for the mango for a different tropical flavor.


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Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great option for those that wish to add extra fruits and veggies into their daily diet, but prefer to do so in an on-the-go fashion. I particularly love this recipe because it’s abundant with vitamin C, fiber and really everything wonderful for you! The combination of kiwis, avocados and mangoes balanced out by 2 cups of spinach make for a concoction that is not overly sweet, so it acts as a great mid-day refresher. All you truly need to make this recipe a reality is to be in possession of a blender– so have fun and try to mix things up a little bit! Comment below and share your favorite green smoothie combination.

Green Smoothie

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Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 kiwi, sliced and skin removed
  • 1/4 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice, if necessary
You can find detailed instructions for this recipe on the blog Ambitious Kitchen. Enjoy!
Monique is the face behind the healthy-eats blog Ambitious Kitchen. Her recipes are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Monique and all things Ambitious Kitchen, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.