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Freshen up your summer with Calypso® mangoes

November 18, 2021

Freshen up your summer with calypso® manoes

If your diet, mood, or energy levels could do with an injection of freshness and energy, the New Year is the perfect time to plunge into a healthy lifestyle with Calypso® mangoes.

We’re talking about ramping up your overall well-being with a superfood that contains more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals as well as tastes sensational.

Not only are Calypso® mangoes the perfect ingredient or snack after the December silly season, they’re also a healthy, low-kilojoule way to add drool worthy goodness to your breakfast, picnic, or barbecue.

Here’s a guide to how this star performer can enhance your well-being and make 2022 your best year yet.

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A delicious, low kilojoule treat

Post-Christmas, or lockdown, you may be thinking about how you can shed a few kilograms. And that’s a great goal. Losing excess weight can reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers so you have more health to enjoy life with friends and family.

 

Half a Calypso® mango, or around 150g of this delicious tropical fruit, has only 356kj (85 calories) and because it’s a low glycaemic index (GI) food, it’s absorbed more slowly to help keep your blood sugar levels stable and prevent over-eating. The serve also contains 2 grams of healthy fibre, so it satisfies your appetite for longer.

 

It’s simple to slice and dice Calypso® mangoes for salads like this delicious haloumi and mango combination, or for an exciting addition to a snacking plate for barbecues or gatherings with friends.

 

You’ll love the fact that Calypso® mangoes’ non-stringy, firm flesh, making cutting them and eating them easy and enjoyable. They also have a smaller seed meaning more mango and less waste, as well as waist!


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Juicy, sweet mango goodness

When you think about easy ways to boost your health this summer, think Calypso® mangoes.

A 150 gram serve of provides you with 1.3mg of vitamin A to help protect your eyesight and 36mg of vitamin C, which helps make the collagen your body needs for healthy cartilage, muscle and blood vessels, and helps you absorb iron. Both vitamins also strengthen immunity.

 

But Calypso® mangoes’ sweet, juicy goodness doesn’t stop there. That same serve contains folate, vitamin E, potassium and beta carotene that all contribute to great health. Folate is essential for healthy cell growth, vitamin E can reduce inflammation and the risk of heart disease, potassium helps regulate fluid balance and convert blood sugar into energy, and beta carotene helps combat free radicals that can lay the foundations for disease.

Calypso® mangoes also contain essential calcium and vitamin K to help build healthy bones, as well as amylase compounds for digestive health.

 

Ready to get a well-being boost? Create mouth-watering dishes like Mango Pork and Peanut Larb or Calypso® Mango, Qukes® & Prawn Salad with Chilli Coconut for dinner parties or everyday family feasts.

 

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A breakfast smoothie

No matter how busy your schedule, eating breakfast keeps your appetite in check and gives you energy to start the day.

 

A Calypso® Mango & Banana Smoothie Bowl is real goodness-to-go. Not only is it chock full of tropical flavour, but it contains good, anti-inflammatory fats from nuts and seeds; added spinach to punch up disease-fighting antioxidants; and oats that are high in vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants.

On the run? Just cut a Calypso® mango into cubes and grab it to go.

 

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A snack on the run

When you’re out and about having fun, a Calypso® mango is a low-kilojoule, high nutrition, thirst quencher that you can always have on hand.

Whether it’s a beach day, a music festival, or just a pit-stop during a Nature walk or a bike ride, this is one tropical fruit that goes the distance.

Enjoy one by itself, or get creative in the kitchen with easy, portable and delicious Calypso® Mango & Prawn Rice Paper Rolls. They’re good enough to share with even foodie friends and easy to slip into a bag or a backpack.

 

A mango-licious mocktail:

Reducing alcohol intake is a smart way to ditch empty kilojoules and improve liver health which can lead to more energy.

 

But just because you’re enjoying an alcohol-free diet, there’s no need to miss out on the fun. Mix up a Calypso® Mango & Ginger Smoothie and you’re ready to party.

 

For guests who are still enjoying a tipple, make summer cocktails healthier and even more delicious with fruity ingredients. The Calypso® Mango & Perfection Blueberry Gin & Tonic is a perfect party starter.

Another way to add a cool touch to entertaining all summer-long, is in mouth-watering ice blocks that big or little kids will love.

 

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No matter what the occasion, adding a Calypso® mango is the best way to make this a summer you’ll remember as well as look good and feel better.

 

Find out more about Calypso® Mangoes

 

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