Mangoes and Avocados are in Season and CHEAP!!


There’s not much better on a supermarket adventure than suddenly realising the fruits and fresh foods you adore have come into season and you can spend a ridiculously small amount to fill your trolley with a delicious, vitamin packed fruit feast.

In this case mangoes and avocados are our triumphant heroes.

I’ve previously written about the benefits and joys of eating lots of avocados, they are one of my favourite products for healthy skin.

They are also amazing for the body in times of stress due to being packed with B-Vitamins (known stress reducers!).

Most stores are selling them for under $2 so there is no excuse not to get these globes of green goodness onto your plate and I’ve included a recipe idea below!

Now to mangoes, beautiful yellow-orange tropical wonders. These guys have been delighting me at work for the past few weeks, making my keyboard all sticky (oops) and generally being very sweet and refreshing. A few days ago I came across some perfect HUGE PINKY SKINNED ones at Subiaco Farmer Jacks for only $1.99!!

You know it’s Summer when the mangoes are out in force, try reaching for one at 3pm instead of that Mars Bar, it’s probably cheaper right now too!

To celebrate the abundance of these two loves of mine, I’ve decided to share with you a delicious little recipe, behold:

Mango & Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

1 x large, ripe mango
1 x large, ripe avocado
1 x can of butter beans (organic if possible)
A few sprinklings of dried cranberries.

For optimum effect make this salad after just completing a fantastic yoga class and revel in the amazing feeling that both are giving you. That’s where I’m at right now!

Cut / slice up the avocado in your preferred method, slice n dice your mango to make it look pretty like the one pictured above (instructions on how to do so), rinse your butter beans thoroughly, mix all the ingredients together and then sprinkle a generous serving of dried cranberries.

Voila. Totally tasty and healthy Summer snack / light dinner.

What are your fave Summer fruits?

Do you have any recipes for yummy fruit based salads I should know about?

Please share below!

Be well,

Annette

xoxo

8 comments

  1. Delicious recipe Annette! I just got my first mango into me the other day and dear god it was good. Am considering buying an entire tray of them next time I see one. That smell is just so inviting.

    Had my first summer peach yesterday too, as I was staying at my parents’ house over the weekend and my Dad is quite different to me – incredibly UNstingy when it comes to fruit. If he wants some fruit, he’ll buy it. Good for me when I happen to be staying 😀

  2. Kav says:

    This has totally inspired my lunch for today…Mango, avocado and goat cheese salad!

    1 mango
    1/2 avocado
    rocket
    pine nuts
    goats cheese
    dressing: 1/2 tbs balsamic, 1/2 tbs olive oil, 1 tsp agave

    YUM 🙂

  3. kasey says:

    I had my first mango last week aswell! They are pretty much my favourite thing in the world. Alas at my local shops they are still around $4 each 🙁

  4. Kate Quinn says:

    Hi Annette!

    I picked up some amazingly delicious Mangos at Peaches in Freo for $20 a carton – have gobbled through most of them in a couple of days 🙂

    I’m playing it simple and raw with Avo and Mango diced up, and tossed together with a pinch of salt and pepper… mmmm!

    xx Kate Quinn
    Living Raw Magazine

  5. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Conor – you need to work on that fruit stinginess! Nectar of the gods etc! I had my first peach too last night… mmmmmmmm 🙂 A whole tray of mango sounds divine. Mango partay?!

    Kav – I’m def going to try the goats cheese in the salad soon, mmmm 🙂

    Kasey – Come to my area and I’ll take you to the magical land of gigantic $2 mangoes!!!

    Kate – Ooooh I love peaches, miss that place now that I’ve moved house!

    Haven’t thought of trying it with salt and pepper though… interesting!

  6. Jade says:

    Mangoes and avocadoes are probably my most favourite fruits!! But Im also looking forward to cherries… oh and possibly pineapple as well. I ate so much of it when I was in Thailand last summer… however too much gives you a sore mouth :S

  7. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Jade!

    So true about the sore mouth, however now I’m craving for some pineapple 🙂

    Can’t wait for the cherries either, in fact I’m writing an article on it soon! xx


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