Powermeal A Day YELLOW

June 4, 2012 -
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Today’s JUNE POWERMEAL A DAY CHALLENGE
TOPIC ISYELLOW

NEW JUNEEE 

And it is also MIRRORLESSMONDAY!

MIRRORMONDAY TM
So don’t forget to look in the mirror
& see what you’re proud of today!
Feel free to share it with me,
@POWERCAKES
#MirrorlessMonday

Now, when I look at a MANGO…
(good transition, I know.)


the skin is a beautiful rainbow of colors,
but when I cut it open, I consider it yellow!

Health Benefits of Mangoes:

1.  Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found
to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

2.  Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels,
specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)

3.  Clears the Skin:
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin.
Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

4.  Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A,
which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5.  Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

6. Helps in Diabetes:
Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood.
Mango fruit also have a relatively low glycemic index (41-60)
so moderate quantities will not spike your
sugar levels.

7. Improves Digestion:
Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein.
There are several fruits, including mangoes, which have this healthful quality.
The fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.

9. Remedy for Heat Stroke
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water
and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body.

10. Boosts Immune system
The generous amounts of
vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos,
plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

Read more: [source]

I love using MANGO
in many of my
CLEAN  POWER RECIPES!

For example:

Coconut Mango PowerBerry Smoothie!

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And I have 3 new recipes to share!
Mango Salsa

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*talk about EATING A RAINBOW Winking smile

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Ingredients:
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup sweet red onion
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 small yellow pepper, diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sprinkle of Sea Salt & Pepper
Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor
until you reach a desired consistency
(I liked mine a little chunky)
Allow to stand in the fridge until ready to serve.

I served mine along side some
Coconut Encrusted Cod

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Combine 1/4 cup almond milk with
1 TB DIJON mustard & dip the cod into the wet mixture.
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Then roll it into some unsweet coconut flakes
& put into a pan with coconut oil on Medium-High Heat
until golden brown on each side!

Show me how you incorporate
YELLOW into your POWERMEALS!

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