This simple and refreshing mango puree is super easy to whip up. All you need is some mango, honey, lime juice, water, a blender, and 30 seconds of time. This mango puree is packed with vitamins A and C, which are great for your skin and immune system. And when you add sparkling water to the mix, you have a fun way to stay hydrated and beat the heat.
As an intuitive eating Registered Dietitian, I am always looking for fun ways to add more delicious nourishment into my community’s life. This mango puree is super easy to make and incredibly versatile.
I love that it’s one of those recipes that works well with others. You can add it to some soda water to make a delicious and refreshing spritzer or to a vinaigrette to boost the flavor of your salad. I love batch prepping it and freezing some in an ice cube tray. Then I have them on-hand whenever I feel like elevating a dish.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Frozen Mango: I used frozen mango in this recipe but you can use fresh mango. Depending on what you’re using the mango puree for, you may or may not want to freeze the mango. If you’re using it in a spritzer I would recommend freezing it so your drink is even more refreshing. If you’re using it in a salad dressing (like in this 5 minute mango salad dressing), you can use it as is. If you don’t have mango on hand, don’t worry! Substitute for another favorite fruit. This recipe would be delicious with berries (like strawberries or raspberries), peaches, or pineapple.
Honey: I used honey to sweeten the puree a touch. You can substitute it for maple syrup, agave, or sugar. If you’re subbing out the honey for a different sweetener, I recommend adding 1 teaspoon at a time (tasting between) until the sweetness level satisfies you. If you’re making this puree for baby food or prefer an unsweetened puree, skip this step. This recipe will still be delish!
Lime Juice: I used fresh lime juice but you can substitute for 2 teaspoons of lime concentrate. You can also use fresh lemon juice or orange juice. You also can skip this step if you prefer.
How to Make It
In a blender, add the mango, water, honey, and lime juice.
Blend on high for 30-60 seconds. Enjoy!
Mango: Mangoes aren’t just incredibly delicious – they’re also packed with essential nutrients. If you’re wanting to support your immune health, add some Vitamin A and C-rich mango into your diet. Mangoes are also full of fiber, which helps with digestion and your overall gut health. They’re also rich in antioxidants and have a high water content making them an ideal add-in into a smoothie (like this delicious mango margarita smoothie)
Lime Juice: Zesty and refreshing, lime juice not only adds a burst of tangy flavor to your dishes but also brings along some yummy nutrients. Like other citrus fruits, limes are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C not only helps keep our skin glowing and our immune system supported, it also helps us with iron absorption. Iron is an essential mineral that helps transport oxygen throughout our bodies. By pairing foods rich in vitamin C with iron-rich foods, we can maximize iron absorption and prevent deficiencies.
Honey: This golden nectar not only adds a touch of natural sweetness to your recipes but also comes packed with nutrients. Honey is an antioxidant powerhouse and can help reduce inflammation. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, calcium, iron, and potassium, helping to support your overall well-being. I also love that honey has soothing properties. If I’m feeling under the weather, I will add it to some tea or hot water.
How to Use this Mango Puree
Make a Spritzer
One of my favorite ways to enjoy this mango puree is by adding it to sparkling water for a refreshing mango spritzer. Simply combine a few tablespoons of the puree with chilled sparkling water, and voila! You have a bubbly, tropical treat that will quench your thirst and delight your taste buds. You can also garnish it with fresh mint leaves or a squeeze of lime for an extra burst of freshness.
Use as Baby Food
If you’re ready to introduce solids into your baby’s life or they’re teething, this recipe might be perfect for you! If you are making this as baby food, do not add in the honey. You can also skip the lime juice. I recommend freezing the mango puree in ice cube trays and thawing them out when they’re ready to enjoy. The coolness of the puree should be a welcomed treat to any angry gums.
Freeze and Make Homemade Popsicles
Have you ever had a homemade popsicle? They’re pretty dang tasty. Freeze this recipe straight up and make these mango tajin popsicles or add in some coconut milk and some tequila and make a mango version of these Coconut Margarita Ice Pops.
Elevate a Salad
If you’re looking to add a little sweetness to your salad – try adding a tablespoon or two of this puree to your salad dressing. It’s delish in this Crunchy Kale and Pomegranate Salad. I’ve also used it in this tasty and nourishing mango salad dressing.
How to Store It
I like to double (or even triple) this recipe as a batch prep recipe and use it to up-level a recipe or cool down on a hot day. You can store this one in the fridge for 5-7 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. If you’re freezing it, I recommend using an ice cube tray and making mango puree cubes. You can either defrost them to throw in a salad dressing or use them in smoothies, sparkling water, or a mango margarita.Print
This easy-to-make mango puree requires only 3 ingredients and is packed with vitamins A and C, which are great for your skin and immune system.
- 1 ½ cups frozen mango
- ¾ cup water
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a blender, add the mango, water, honey, and lime juice.
- Blend on high for 30-60 seconds. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 30 seconds
- Method: blend