Mango Madness


MANGOES // cure anemia + help in pregnancy

Mangoes are rich in iron, which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia.

A regular, moderate intake of mangoes can help eliminate anemia by increasing the red blood cell count in the body.

Mangoes are also very beneficial for pregnant women, since the iron requirements during pregnancy is extremely essential. Doctors often prescribe iron tablets during pregnancy but instead of supplementation, you can enjoy a healthy iron-rich diet by including mangoes into the mix!

The taste buds during pregnancy usually lose some of their sensitivity, so mangoes will definitely be a treat to your taste buds as well as your iron intake. Win-win!

No, I am not pregnant, but I do like posting info that can be helpful to anyone reading. If you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, apparently iron intake is key. Not only pregnant, but if you are suffering from anemia.

With Celiac disease, anemia is very common since you are not absorbing nutrients properly, more specifically, B12, iron and folate.

I became besties with mangoes while training for the MS150 due to the fact that they help build lean muscle and maintain weight. Not only that but have you ever had one?? They are so so good and refreshing.

Today’s Nice Cream recipe I enjoyed the day after riding 100 miles, while in bed.  It was pure gold. I was able to eat it with a spoon and then when it became all melty I finished it with a straw…all while in bed. No Regrets.

From having friends and family members being pregnant, I hear how hard the first 12-15 weeks can be. Does this look like something that can be enjoyed while feeling like crap? If so, I hope this recipe with be saved and used when you are feeling ill or feeling AWESOME. Bright colored meals not only make me happy but my body, too!

Stray away from those over the counter supplements, more and more research shows that the ingredients aren’t honest. Sadly, these supplements are being sold from our most trusted retailers.

Among tested store brand pills that allegedly came up bogus: ginseng, touted for medical endurance, was found to be little more than ground garlic and rice. Ginko biloba, promoted as a Chinese plant memory enhancer, was reportedly powdered radish and wheat; St. John’s wort: cheap houseplant fillers; Valerian root: powdered peas and beans.

“It is a largely unregulated industry and as a result, it is very difficult to feel confident that what you are taking is what you intend to be taking,” Dr. Kenneth Spaeth said.

Currently, supplements are exempt from the FDA’s strict approval process and essentially operate on the honor code.

Why ingest flavorless iron supplements for your nutrients when you can get the real deal from a delicious mango??

Start today with this Mango and Beet Nice Cream!




2 frozen bananas*

2 cups of frozen mangoes**

1 small beet, peeled and chopped

handful of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk


passion fruit

goji berries


red berries

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until nice
  2. Top with desired fruits
  3. Enjoy with a spoon and finish with a straw!


* Peel and cut up the bananas before freezing, your hands will thank you.

** Purchase the bagged frozen mangoes from grocery store for easy smoothie making. Have you ever tried cutting up a mango?? ugh.




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