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How to slice a mango easily to make a delicious Green Smoothie

Updated on January 24, 2016
Mango Wedger
Mango Wedger | Source

How to slice a Mango easily then enjoy it in my delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

Mangoes in smoothies, mangoes in salads, mangoes as a snack - I love them; but oh how I hate to remove the pit and slice them up!

Around the pit, the fruit is particularly kind of slippery and sometimes fibrous and I end up with hacked up bits of fruit and lots juice squished every where except where it's supposed to be.

Well, my Christmas prezzie to me was a Mango Wedger - expensive and I wasn't sure how well it would work; but I needed to give this kitchen toy a try!

Beautiful Mango

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Oh delicious healthy Mango!

The UK's climate is too cold to grow mangoes; but luckily for us they're imported here, so we're able to enjoy this delicious healthy fruit.

I know the carbon footprint is an issue; but I'm just grateful that I am able to add mangoes to my diet for a boost of healthy nutrients.

Nutrients such as Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Vitamins A and B, as well as a good source of fibre.

See what I mean?

Mango Wedger - it works like magic!

A magical little kitchen gadget worth every penny!
A magical little kitchen gadget worth every penny! | Source

My Mango Wedger:

  1. Has strong handles on either side with the metal frame being sharp enough to slide over the pit of the mango easily, cutting through the fruit.
  2. Has a handy plastic case as you can see in the pic above that fits over the metal frame - protection for sharpness of the frame.
  3. Sliced the fruit into 4 wedges so easily
  4. Is perfect for small to medium mangoes - which is exactly the size of the mangoes I find here in England. I think this probably won't fit over the pit of large mangoes.
  5. I love the good quality feel of this Wedger and I know it's going to last me a long time - (it's not a cheap flimsy thing)

This is the Mango Wedger I bought

Wonderful quality piece of kitchen equipment - I'm so glad I treated myself to this.

The Pampered Chef Mango Wedger
The Pampered Chef Mango Wedger

Everybody needs one of these! This was my treat to me. Good quality and slices up my mangoes beautifully.

 

Remember

Read and Research EVERYTHING wisely and widely

Then decide for yourself what works for YOU!

Philosophy of Barbs @ Synchronicity House

So, got your Mango and Mango Wedger ready? Now this is what you do ...

Remove the skin from the Mango

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Using a veg peeler is the answer here!

Use your vegetable peeler to peel your Mango.

It removes the skin so easily and thinly - you don't want to lose any of the delicious fruit!

Stand your Mango upright

by Barbs @ Synchronicity House
by Barbs @ Synchronicity House

Cut a bit off to keep it upright

I cut a bit off the bottom of the mango so it's able to stand upright - just makes it easier to centre the Mango Wedger over it.

Find the pit of your Mango

by Barbs @ Synchronicity House
by Barbs @ Synchronicity House

Tricky!

The trickiest part is to work out where the pit is in the mango! And centre the Wedger over it.

Push!

Mango Wedger slices effortlessly

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So easy ...

The metal frame is strong and sharp enough on the Wedger to slice easily through the fruit and over the pit.

You won't believe how easy this is!

Voila! Neatly pitted and sliced

Mango Wedger slicing a Mango

Best Mango Wedger
Best Mango Wedger | Source

Pitted and sliced

There you have it - my Mango is pitted and the pieces ready to be sliced neatly to be eaten as a snack or in salads, smoothies or cooking.

All thanks to this handy little kitchen tool

The Pampered Chef Mango Wedger
The Pampered Chef Mango Wedger

This the Mango Wedger I have - well worth the money. It's made peeling Mangoes a doddle!

 

A Recipe for you to enjoy

Mango neatly sliced and ready, but I can't leave without sharing one of my favourite Green Smoothie Recipes:

Berry Mango Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for my delicious Berry Mango Green Smoothie

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Put the ingredients into a blender

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Green Smoothies are so delicious

It's healthy, it's delicious, it's sugar free, it's preservative free ...

It's handmade by you ............. you choose exactly what goes into your creation!

And I promise you won't even taste the green leaves you've added.


Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1 or 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Mango
  • 1 cup Frozen Mixed Berries (or fresh Berries if they're in season)
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce or any green leaves of your choice
  • 1/2 cup water to start with (more water if you prefer a thinner smoothie)

Instructions for Berry Mango Green Smoothie

  1. * Peel and pit the Mango - use your magic mango wedger to do this easily
  2. * Add the pieces of mango and mixed berries and romaine lettuce to a blender.
  3. * Add the water and blend it all up. Check the consistency of the smoothie; if it's too thick, add more water and whizz it up again. I don't like my smoothie too thick so tend to add about a glass of water.
  4. Pour into a pretty glass and enjoy this healthy delicious drink.
  5. It's that quick and easy!
Cast your vote for Mango Green Smoothie

Berry Mango Green Smoothie. Enjoy!

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How do you slice your mangoes? With a mango wedger or some other way?

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Oh, I will eat more of the delicious mango I love as soon as I buy a wedger. What a great idea. Thanks for all the great information you shared about them, yum!

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      @Elsie Hagley: If you can hold of a mango do give it a try. It's a delicious fruit - sweet and juicy when ripe, easy to peel and slice up.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I have never heard of a mango wedged, though I do love using an apple corer. This would be handy.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      There's nothing better than a nice, ripe mango! I didn't know there was a special slicer for them....good tip and how to lens.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice article, actually I have never had a mango, may be I should get one and see what it's all about.

      Are they hard to slice?