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Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Make this banana mango smoothie when you need a pick-me-up after a tough workout. Make sure that you use really juicy and ripe mangos for this recipe. If they are too hard or if they're not ripe enough, they won't taste as good. We prefer to use Thai mangos above all others - they're completely yellow, if you can find them in your local grocery store.

Sip on this Magic Mango Smoothie

Sip on this Magic Mango Smoothie

This is something you don't often see: a smoothie without “superfoods”. You don’t always have to buy expensive Acai Powder, Wheatgrass Powder or any other fancy powders or seeds. It isn't always about the “high end” nutrient-dense ingredients. Sometimes you can treat yourself with yummy fruits you love. My Magic Mango smoothie is made with my favourite fruits, so feel free to alter the recipe to make your own “Magic Smoothie”. You can also use any leftover fruit you have lying around. That is the beauty of smoothies. There are no rules. You can go crazy and experiment. Sure, sometimes experiments go wrong - but that's okay! I've told you about my brown/ black smoothies, and this is clearly what you don't want your smoothie to look like!

Easy Fish Tacos with Mango Cucumber and Tomato Coriander Salsa

Easy Fish Tacos with Mango Cucumber and Tomato Coriander Salsa

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I can’t believe that in two weeks, September will be here. I definitely haven’t seen the time fly by! It feels like it’s only just been a couple of days that I closed my textbooks for the final time and submitted my last paper…Now, a couple of weeks from now, so many of you will be going back to school. To be honest, I might be one of the only few people out there that actually misses being in school. I loved every aspect of being in university; the excitement of picking out new notebooks, agendas, pens, post-its, buying those oh-so expensive textbooks, getting my schedule and finding all the classrooms. And let’s not forget all those fun nights and weekends out with friends, discovering new things, and also cramming sessions the night before a big exam. Yummy, healthy, easy fish tacos for a protein-packed weeknight dinner! Perfect if you're heading back to school this September. // The PumpUp Blog

Instead of dreading that first week back, I thought I’d share with you a delicious recipe that is excellent to make for a back to school event or one of those last get-togethers before everyone moves back to campus.

This is a 3 ½ step meal that is so much fun to prepare, either on your own, or as a team with a bunch of friends: who doesn’t like a good old kitchen party?

I’m sharing with you my favourite & easy fish tacos along with two delicious salsas and stuffing ideas!

Mango Cucumber Salsa

Easy, healthy, yummy fish tacos for a protein-packed weeknight dinner! Perfect if you're heading back to school this September. // The PumpUp Blog

  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, or two fresh mangoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small to half of a large cucumber, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely minced
  • ¼ of a red onion, finely minced
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything up in a nice serving dish and let sit for an hour (if you can) before serving it so that the flavours are all released.

Tomato and Coriander Salsa

Easy, healthy, yummy fish tacos for a protein-packed weeknight dinner! Perfect if you're heading back to school this September. // The PumpUp Blog

  • 1 large tomato, chopped into bite size pieces
  • Handful of fresh coriander, finely minced
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of olive oil

Mix everything up in a nice serving dish and let sit for an hour (if you can) before serving it so that the flavours are all released. If you’re not a fan of coriander, you can always use parsley

Easy Fish Tacos

  • 1 to 2 fillets of white fish (Cod, Turbot, Tilapia, etc.)
  • 1 tbsp. Cajun spice, or chili powder, cayenne, etc.
  • ½ tsp. to 1 tbsp. cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Easy, healthy, yummy fish tacos for a protein-packed weeknight dinner! Perfect if you're heading back to school this September. // The PumpUp Blog

Mix all your spices in a small dish, and then sprinkle them over a clean plate. Pat your fish fillets in the spices, coat both sides and pat the spices in.

On a hot pan, add in your fillets and cook each side for about 4 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

Once cooked, flake the pieces with a fork to let it cool down.

Now the fun part: assembling your fish tacos!

Easy, healthy, yummy fish tacos for a protein-packed weeknight dinner! Perfect if you're heading back to school this September. // The PumpUp Blog

When we made them, we filled our easy fish tacos with the salsas, as well as some yogurt dip (plain yogurt with two garlic cloves crushed in it), hummus, and braised Brussel sprouts (chop Brussel sprouts and pan fry in a tiny bit of butter and garlic) instead of cabbage.

We also served it with a side of bean, rice and corn salad, for which the recipe will be on my main blog this Sunday!

These easy fish tacos are part of a monthly series by Zoë Desborough. Follow Zoë on PumpUp (@zoedesborough) and on her blog

Gourmet Layered Chia Pudding

Gourmet Layered Chia Pudding

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Confession: this was my first time trying chia pudding. I can't believe I've been missing out on this my entire life!  Nevertheless, I spruced the popular dessert up a bit and gave it a fancy touch. You can eat this awesome, gourmet layered chia pudding for breakfast or snack!


Layers make everything more fun (and pretty!).  Start from the bottom with the chia pudding, place mango nice cream in the middle and finish everything up with a garnish of blackberries and muesli.


Full of antioxidants, omega 3, fiber and protein, this gourmet layered chia pudding will keep you full and energized until your next meal. I was careful to make it 100% suitable for our vegan friends, but I also didn't add any extra sugar. It would have been unnecessary: the mangos make this healthy treat sweet enough!


 Gourmet layered chia pudding // the PumpUp Blog


Layered Chia pudding

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
Mix together and place in fridge for at least an hour or overnight.


Mango nice cream

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango


Blend together on food processor or blender until it reaches a creamy consistency.


Gourmet layered chia pudding with mango nice cream // A perfect dessert or sweet treat for the summer // Recipe from the PumpUp Blog
Top the chia mixture with the nice cream to create the layered chia pudding, then top everything blackberries (or any fruit you like!) and handful of muesli, nuts or seeds of your choice. Enjoy!
This recipe for gourmet layered chia pudding was created by PumpUp member mariajumps. Keep her pumped on the PumpUp app here!

Chicken Mango Avocado Wraps

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Chicken, Mango, Avocado wraps

This is a recipe by PumpUp member @dashdoze, an aspiring dietitian with a passion for healthy living. Find her blog here.

As a new years resolution, I’ve been trying to limit the amount of processed foods I include in my healthy lifestyle. They’re often full of excess sodium and sugar, which often only makes me crave more!
For example: wraps are perceived as healthy, but are often filled with plenty of additional and sometimes unidentifiable ingredients. Instead, I decided to use lettuce leaves as an alternative, because they provide a great ‘crunch’ and freshness.
Chicken and mango are two of my favorite ingredients to wrap together, so I decided to change up my go-to wrap recipe by adding avocado. I had previously never tried it and was delighted at how great the combination was. With a homemade dipping sauce to compliment, it was a filling and healthy lunch.
Chicken, mango, avocado ‘wraps’:
  • Cooked, skinless chicken breast (100 grams)
  • Avocado, sliced (50 grams)
  • Mango, diced (100 grams)
  • 2 - 3 large Iceberg Lettuce leaves, rinsed (or other wrap-able lettuce leaf)
  • Cucumber, thinly sliced, seeds removed (100 grams)
Note: You can add more or less of each ingredient, these are just approximate estimates for 2 - 3 wraps. Also feel free to substitute your meat of choice for the chicken (e.g. tuna, turkey, lean beef) and add any additional vegetables or fruits.
Tangy mango dipping sauce:
  • Mango puree (25 grams)
  • Plain Greek yogurt (30 grams)
  • Lime juice (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Vanilla extract (1/4 teaspoon)
Note: If you like a sweet dip, I recommend adding a natural sweetener like honey aswell.
Directions:
  1. Combine all the dipping sauce ingredients in a small container and set aside.
  2. Place a handful of each of your ingredients on a lettuce leaf and wrap like a wrap! Make sure you also fold in the sides of the leaf to prevent any spillage.
  3. Repeat with remaining leaves and enjoy!
It really is quite simple and tasty :)

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If you don’t want to wrap all your ingredients together, simply make a salad (shown below) and drizzle your dipping sauce on top.
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I wish you all the best with your New Years Resolutions! If you try out this recipe I’d love to see it (tag me @dashdoze on PumpUp)! :)

Mango Banana Smoothie Madness

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PumpUp member amber_hitchens’ mango banana smoothie will wake you up before you go-go! 1 ripe banana, 1 mango, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 cup low fat milk, 1/2 cup low fat yogurt. #SpreadPositivity this month by sharing your favorite winter Smoothie Sunday recipes! Add #SmoothieSeries to the caption if you have a great recipe to share

We are mad for MANGOS on Tasty Tuesday! They’re an excellent source of vitamin A & C and have compounds that can lower cholesterol & boost immunity. What’s more, they have TONS of fibre to improve digestion and are rich in carotenes, which are known to protect the body from certain types of cancer.  

Thanks PumpUp member oonaemilia for the photo! What are your favourite mango recipes? We’ll feature them on #foodiefriday this week! Leave your recipes in the comments below or email alessandra[@]pumpup.co!