A tasty and refreshing mango drink
- 5 or 6 medium sized unripe (green) mangos
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Wash the green mangos thoroughly and cut off their stems.
Next, peel the green mangos.
Carefully cut the green mangos in half. This is how it will look with the seed inside.
If the seed has hardened and cannot be cut through, carefully remove the fruit surrounding the seed, similar to pitting an avocado.
If the seed is soft, you will be able to cut right through it. Remove the seed from the mango, using a spoon or knife to scoop it out of the fruit. This is how the mango halves will look with the seed removed.
Discard the seeds.
Cut the mango halves into small cubes.
Boil the cut mangos in a cup of water until they are soft. Let them cool.
Alternatively, before peeling and cutting, the green mangos can be baked in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350ºF or boiled whole. Once they are soft and have cooled, the pulp can be squeezed out of the mango into a separate bowl.
Once the chopped mango pieces have cooled, blend the pieces and the mint leaves together till the mixture is smooth.
Strain the mixture through a strainer to remove any fibers.
Mix in the sugar, cumin powder, pink salt, and sea salt.
This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
To serve, add two tablespoons of the mixture to a cup of chilled water. Enjoy this tasty and refreshing summer drink!
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