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Peaches and Mango

Mango is still in full swing here in Florida and we’re starting to get lovely Texas peaches (though I’m partial to the Georgia sort here in Florida) so we did what any vegan hedonist would do: PEACH MANGO DAIQUIRIS!

All you need is mango and peaches [and rum if you’re so inclined]. We use Flor de Caña rum because it’s vegan. If you’re not sure about your favorite libation check Barnivore. Barnivore is a great resource for those who love a good glass of whatever and doesn’t want to feel guilty about it. We got our mango from a local powerhouse of raw vegan organic AWESOME called Glaser farms just about an hour South of us. We’ve been visiting their farmer’s market every weekend for years and they’ve made being vegan in South Florida virtually painless!

We took the flesh of one ripe mango, about 2.5 cups (they’re huge here so you might want more than one) and 2 cups of peaches and 1/2-1 cup of rum. That all went into the blender for a fresh fruity and slightly naughty treat. Its great without the booze too but this is a Sunday afternoon.

This is Brent and Christie, signing off!

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Minty Banana Colada!

Summer is definitely a time for frosty summery drinks and this is definitely a frosty summer drink. We combined the following in the blender:

1 frozen banana

1 tbsp shredded coconut

1 cup of coconut cream or coconut milk

1 tsp coconut sugar (more or less depending on your taste)

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1.5 cups of ice

1.5 cups almond milk

1/2-1 cup of rum (optional)

Blend this up to creamy perfection. Garnish with more mint. Share with friends!

This is Brent, Christie and Melissa, signing off!

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Mango Daquiri with Thai Basil

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.

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