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Randy’s Homemade Mango Mud Mask

By |March 14th, 2012|

 

I was researching mangos for a recent article on their health benefits and I came across the idea of a mango mud mask. 

Knowing that the only skin care product that has touched my face is years is a shaving  cream, I thought, if I can do that, ANYONE can!

Also many people didn’t believe that I actually put  homemade Banana Conditioner in my hair a few weeks ago.  There is no mistaking that this is  …mask on my face… 

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Mango Mud Mask

By |March 12th, 2012|

Just mango itself is great for your skin. It is astringent and nourishes the deeper layers of skin with its beta-carotene and Vitamin C.

Adding the oatmeal and almonds gently exfoliates the skin. Natural skin care for a minimal price!

Ingredients:

 Instructions:

  1. Process your mud base. Pour oatmeal and almonds into a food processor and blend to a fine powder.
  2. Peel your mango, cut it in half and seed. Reserve one half and put the other in the refrigerator. Cut the half into 4 chunks and add the pieces to the food processor. process for 1 minute.
  3. Add water in tbs portions untill the proper mud consistincy.
  4. To use your mask, smooth over skin and let dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  5. Store your leftovers in an air tight container and refrigerate.

To watch in pictures how Randy tried out this mask on himself click here:  Randy’s  Home Made Mango Mask

Cucumber-Mint-Mango Lightness

By |March 12th, 2012|

Recipe by Kirti Kapoor

Thank you to  my friend Kirti who I met on Care2 in 2004 at  Kaysramblings   for contributing this recipe:

cucumber-mint-mango drink

What with mom being unwell and concerns about her hydration quotient being quite high, I have taken recourse to creating light and refreshing summer juices for her. Today,  it was the turn of the cucumber-mint-mango medley. Light, lovely green in color, not too sour (pix comes up tomorrow).

Ingredients:

Cucumber medium sized: 1, washed, peeled and diced/cubed

Mango: 1 small unripe, peeled, sliced

Mint leaves: 5-7, washed (or mint paste: 1tsp)

Curry patta (sweet neem) leaves: 4-5 washed

Salt to taste

Honey: 1/4 tsp

Cold water: 1/2 cup

Directions:

  1. Wash all the above ingredients, peel, dice whatever is required; combine in a mixer or blender jar (if your blender jar has a mesh/pulp filter, use it pleases)
  2. Blend/pulp at medium speeds for about 2min, then at high speed for another 2min.  Strain using the blender’s pulp filter or strainer, into a jug or tall glass; place in refrigerator to chill for about an hour. 
  3. Discard pulp. 
  4. Serve cold.

The above quantity makes one standard 200 ml serving.

My mom is elderly, so I did not retain the pulp, if desired a little bit of the pulp can be added to bulk the juice up.

Deluxe Mango Crumble

By |March 12th, 2012|

Something about mangoes makes them luxurious and when made into a crumble they become divine. This crumble is gluten free and made with healthy ingredients.

Base

Ingredients:
3 – 4 cups mangoes (3 – 4 large sweet ripe mangoes), peeled and sliced
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 – 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

Directions:
1.    Slice mangoes.
2.    Place mangoes in a baking dish.
3.    Sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger

Crumble Topping

Ingredients:

3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 cup oatmeal flakes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar or sucanat or rice syrup
1/2 tsp Stevia in 3 Tbsp water
1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Directions:

1.    Mix oil, sweetener of choice and stevia/water together in a bowl.
2.    Add brown rice flour and salt to wet mixture.
3.    Mix in well.
4.    Add oatmeal and mix in well.
5.    Mix thoroughly with fingers.
6.    Sprinkle on top of fruit.
7.    Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top.
8.    Pat down firmly.
9.    Bake at 350º F. oven for approximately 40 minutes.

More delicious crumble recipes:

                                 Pear Hazelnut Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Pear Hazelnut Crumble

Strawberry Crumble

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Mango Squares

By |January 23rd, 2012|

mmmmangos yum!Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups dried mangos, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/4 cup rice syrup or honey
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cup oats
1 cup brown rice flour or whole wheat flour

Directions:

  1. Simmer mangos in water till soft.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix vegetable fat, honey and salt.
  4. Add oats and flour.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pat 2/3 of the mixture into an 8 X 8 pan.
  7. Spread the apricot mixture on top of the oat mixture.
  8. Then sprinkle the other 1/3 of oat mixture on top of the mangos.
  9. Lightly press down.
  10. Bake in preheated oven at 400º F. for 25 to 35 minutes.