What's most exciting about summers is the availability of mangoes everywhere and we cannot help but binge on them. While this sweet and juicy fruit can be eaten as it is, there are a lot of people who love to relish the fruit in the form of shakes. A glassful of chilled mango shake is not just refreshing but also replenishes your system in this sweltering heat. However, the presence of refined sugar in the shake can reverse the goodness, considering it may lead to obesity, diabetes and other health problems, if consumed on a daily basis. The amount of calories in mango shake can be higher than the fruit itself. Let's see how many calories are there in a glassful of mango shake along with pros and cons that come with it.
Calories in Mango Shake
According to Delhi based Dietitian Drishti Parekh, following are the calories and nutrients in mango shake:
In one glass of mango shake without sugar has approximately 171 kcal.
Carbohydrates: 16.5 grams
Protein: 7 grams
Fats: 8.6 grams
One full glass of mango shake with sugar contains 240 kcal.
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Protein: 8.2 grams
Fat: 7.8 grams
Should You Be Drinking Mango Shake?
According to the book, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Dr. Vasant Lad, combination of fruits and milk does not go well. Poor food combinations can cause problems like indigestion, acidity and heartburn among others. Dietitian Drishti Parekh agrees, "One should consume mango shake only when the mango is completely ripe. Ayurveda suggests that sour fruits and milk shouldn't be combined, as it creates heaviness in the body and slows down the mind. It's always better to eat things individually. It's okay to have a glassful of mango shake occasionally, but not on a daily basis. If you wish to enjoy mango shake, combine your fruit with nut-based milk like almond milk, cashew milk, et al."
It is okay to enjoy mango shake occasionally, preferably without sugar. Sugar only adds up to the calories, which may not be suitable for those looking to lose weight and diabetics. Try and enjoy the fruit as it is, in case the combination of milk and mangoes doesn't suit you.
Here are some recipes that use mango in some of our favourite beverages:
1. Mango Mastani
Recipe by Chef Prasad Metrani
Mango mastani is a thick mango milkshake with ice cream scoops topping it. All you need is mango pulp, milk, sugar, cardamom, almonds and ice cream.
2. Aam Ras Recipe
Recipe by Niru Gupta
Mango pulp, crushed ice and milk; a blissful mix that will help you get some relief from the excessive heat.
3. Mango Smoothie
Recipe by Chef Manju Malhi
A refreshing and cooling drink with the goodness of mango, milk and yogurt; this recipe is bound to make you fall in love the beverage.
We know summers are making you want to relish mango shake, but moderation is the key. Enjoy the sweet summery goodness of mangoes without hampering your tummy!