Mango-Based Recipes For Your Child
Created by Puja Sharma Vasisht Updated on Mar 29, 2018
Summers have come and so have mangoes. One of the most relished and favourite fruit of children, here are some quick facts about mango.
- It is one of the richest sources of beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A, essential for healthy eyesight, skin and immunity of your child
- Mango being a starchy fruit, helps to replenish the energy of your child in summers
- It also has vitamin C and potassium, nutrients which are needed to keep your child’s immunity strong and dehydration at bay
- Raw mango has been known to prevent heat strokes in extreme summers
Mango-Based Recipes-So here are few mango recipes for your little ones to enjoy in summers.
Mango Power DrinkIf your child is not too fond of milk, here is an alternate to it. Combine half a ripe mango pulp (100 grams) with half a glass (125 ml) of soyamilk. Add 5-6 soaked almonds and blende rise. Serve with soaked chia seeds. This drink is not only high in proteins, vitamin A but also in omega-3 fats which help keep your child brainy and healthy in summers.
Mango PuddingTake two whole wheat biscuits/digestive biscuits and crush them. Add these to a bowl and then add a half a cup of ripe mango puree, and finally half a cup of vanilla ice-cream/custard on top of it. Refrigerate till done. This recipe can be used in hot summers to give a dish rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals when your child is reluctant to have meals.
Mango DipIn a blender, combine raw mango with little mint and fresh coriander leaves. Make a paste of it. Now add this paste to hung curd and oregano and raisins. This dip can be used for fritters, fries, or even idli, dhokla etc. This dip can be used in sandwiches, rolls or even added to pasta of your child’s choice.
Fresh Mango-Strawberries DrinkCook half a cup of raw mango with little water and salt. Blende rise. Take a handful of strawberries and blende rise adding little water and sugar. In a tall glass add the liquid strawberries first and then top with raw mangoes. Children would love to have this sweet, salty and tangy drink instead of packed/aerated drinks in summers.
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