It’s time for dessert. And it tastes as heavenly as it looks. Not only that, but it’s completely sin free. Fruit, a bit of coconut milk, and an added protein boost. Maybe even better than Chocolate Cloud. Until I submitted photos of my “Health in a Bowl” Soup and Apple Sage Chicken Meatloaf to foodgawker, Chocolate Cloud was my most popular recipe. The photos aren’t great- but don’t let that discourage you from trying it! Apparently, dessert sells. If you use Pinterest, no doubt you’ve come across this before: I have been there! Pinterest has a lot of useful information. Complete information overload. Temptation overload. To keep myself from wanting to binge on dessert at night, I strategically “unfollow” boards or pinners who too often post dessert recipes (notice how I don’t have a strategy to keep myself from working out all night? I seem to have good self control when it comes to that). I have a Pinterest Board titled “Vegetable Bliss” — because I would much rather be tempted by amazing looking healthy dishes than things that will end up making me feel sick. I follow pinners who have similar boards, instead of following general “Food I’d Like to Eat” boards. I don’t want to see 100 chocolate cupcakes when I login at night. Mango Cloud is made in 5 minutes, once you have frozen bananas and mangoes stocked in your freezer. Simply cut the bananas in quarters, cube the mango, and freeze. Then, they are ready to pop apart and throw into a food processor when you’re ready for a treat. I recommend using a natural, unflavored whey protein for this recipe, so the natural sweetness of the fruit isn’t covered up by artificial sweeteners and flavors. My favorite is BioChem. I ordered a light box recently, and am just playing with it to see the range of photos I can take. It’s rather large- lots of space to maneuver within. Now I will be able to post recipes more frequently, because before I was only able to shoot on the weekends. It’s still rainy season in KL, and our skies are getting dark like clockwork each afternoon. Makes it difficult to take photos outside in natural light! The strong lighting may have been a bit harsh for most recipes, but I sort of like the angelic glow it left on this “Cloud.”
- 3 medium bananas, quartered and frozen
- 1 cup mango, cubed and frozen
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 10 g whey protein powder (1½ tablespoons, approximately)
- Add the cut up, frozen bananas and mango to the food processor bowl. Pulse until the fruit is broken up.
- Add the coconut milk, and process until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. You might need to stop the processor and scrape the fruit down off the sides.
- Once the fruit is a thick ice cream consistency, add whey protein powder. Continue to process until the volume of your "ice cream" doubles and is light and fluffy in consistency.
I hope you enjoy!