I was raised “up north” on and island in the Kimberleys, and a little coastal mining town in the Pilbara.
There are no four seasons up north, there is the Wet season and the Dry season . It is warm all year around except in the Wet season when it gets really hot – up to 49 degrees celsius! That’s enough melt the road, I remember playing basketball with my friends at school one day and it was so hot the Bitumen court melted, and stuck to the Basketball!
My childhood was spent climbing big mango trees with my friends, sitting up way up high in the branches. We would pick sweet Mangoes off the trees and eat them with abandon, juice running down our arms.
I passed onto my kids my love for Mangoes – they would eat them every day of the week if they had their way! Gone are the days where neighbours would hand as heaving bags of Mangoes to save them rotting on the ground.
It’s a bit cold for Mango trees in the South West so have to source ours from up north, which is not not cheap, but when Mango season comes around I indulge, and buy one or two a week. We share them and savour their rich, juicy, goodness.
Nutrient dense Gut Healing Paleo Snack
These antioxidant packed, gut healing snacks are not only delicious but good for you too!
Mangoes are a good source of fibre, Folate, Vitamin A, B & C and include many other many other vitamins and minerals to help the body lower blood sugar levels, increase immunity, boost brain and bone health and more.
You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb, and coconut cream is full of good fat, which helps the body absorb all of these nutrients. It also has anti microbial properties, thanks to its fatty acids, which helps kill disease-causing bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses.
My kids and I have Leaky Guts, and Gelatin is not only wonderful for healing the gut but a great source of amino acids that not only boosts the immune system but improves bone, nails and hair health too.
What is nourishing for one body can be damaging for another.
I recently switched to Changing Habits Organic Gelatin Powder because it’s made from Porcine.
My toddler Leo, has low iron levels and has tested positive for a milk protein allergy.
His doctor suspects that he may have a allergy not just to cows milk ,but to beef which may damaging his gut and stopping him from absorbing iron. We used to buy a 1/4 of a grass fed cow in bulk to save money, and used gelatin made from Pasture Raised cows, so we used to eat a fair amount of beef.
What I have learned it that what is nourishing for one person can be harmful for another. Here I was thinking I was doing his body good by including iron rich beef products, like bone broth, beef liver, tallow, gelatin and meat in his diet, so his iron levels would be amazing! Where in reality I could of be making him sicker, because he may have an allergy to beef!
No added Sugar and Sweetener Paleo Dessert
The best Mangoes to buy for this recipe are the older super ripe ones, that are usually marked down. They are too ripe to eat on their own but they are the best to make Gummies with because they are so sweet. So sweet, you don’t need to add any extra sugars or sweeteners! After making these Gummies i I add a bit more mango, coconut cream, water, and ice to the Thermomix and make creamy Mango smoothies, or freeze them to make Mango and Cream Icy Poles.
Easy Freezable Lunchbox Treat
I keep these Mango and Cream Paleo Gummies in my freezer, pop them into my kids lunchboxes in the morning before school and by lunchtime they have thawed out. Not that my kids would mind if they were frozen, they eat them straight out of the freezer too!
Thermomix Mango and Cream Gummies
An easy sugar free Paleo sweet treat that is good for the gut and contains only 3 ingredients!
- 250 grams mango fresh or frozen
- 250 grams coconut cream
- 40 grams gelatin
Add Mango to TMX and process Speed 7/ 20 seconds. Scrape down bowl.
Add in coconut cream and gelatin and gently heat 37 degrees/ Speed 1/ 10 minutes. Scrape down bowl.
Gently heat and combine 37 degrees/ Speed 1/ 10 minutes. Scrape down bowl.
Puree Speed 9/ 10 seconds until smooth.
Pour into molds and freeze.
You can set these Gummies in the fridge but I find it easier to pop them out whole when I set them in the freezer.
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