Brent and I were feeling adventurous this weekend and a generous tree gave me a couple of free mangoes on my way home from work on Friday so I decided to make some daquiris. We combined the following in the blender:
flesh from 2 large mango, skin and seed discarded
juice from 1 lime
several sprigs of basil, leaves only
1/2 to 1 cup of rum (optional)
coconut water as needed
We blended it all up, adding coconut water until we liked the texture and then were ready for an afternoon of watching summer storms and laughing together.
We used Thai basil. It’s got a cinnamon sweet flavor and added a lot to this drink. Regular basil or no basil would be fine too but I love my greens! Mango is definitely a nutritional powerhouse and is great for your digestion as well as being a great source for vitamins and minerals.
This is Brent and Christie, signing off.