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Better-For-You Mango Float Recipe

Written By: Gabriella Madden

Gabriella Madden is currently an Editorial Intern at MyFitnessPal. She attends Quinnipiac University and is working toward a degree in Film, Television, and Media Arts, and a double minor in Journalism and Marketing.

Healthier Mango Float | MyFitnessPal

Mango floats have been steadily increasing in popularity, delighting dessert lovers with their perfect balance of sweetness and creamy texture. Originating from the Philippines, this no-bake dessert is traditionally made with layers of ripe mango, sweetened cream, and graham crackers. 

Its simplicity and rich flavor have made it a favorite treat, especially during the hot summer months when mangoes are at their peak.

Besides being delicious, mangoes offer a host of health benefits. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain vitamin A, which support immune function, promote healthy skin, and improve vision.

Additionally, mangoes are a source of fiber and antioxidants, making them a nutritious key ingredient to this delightful dessert. If your mouth is watering already, just know ours are, too! 

But first, to make this recipe healthier, we’ll make some substitutions and adjustments:

  1. Substitute Greek Yogurt: Instead of using heavy cream, opt for a lighter alternative like Greek yogurt. It’s lower in calories and fat.
  2. Reduce Sugar: Powdered sugar adds unnecessary calories. You can reduce the amount or replace it with a natural low-calorie sweetener like stevia, allulose, or monk fruit sweetener.
  3. Unsweetened Condensed Milk: Cut down on the amount of sweetened condensed milk or replace it with unsweetened condensed milk. You can adjust sweetness with healthier alternatives like 100% puree maple syrup or honey, to taste.
  4. Mango Puree: Stick with fresh mango puree, which provides natural sweetness and nutrients. Avoid canned mangoes in syrup, as they contain added sugars.
  5. Graham Crackers: Look for whole grain to increase fiber intake. Alternatively, you can select a gluten-free base or create your own homemade oat or almond flour crust.
  6. Sliced Almonds: Almonds contain protein and fiber but also contribute to calorie content. Focus on portion size to reduce calorie intake.

Here’s the revised better-for-you version of the recipe:

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Written By: Gabriella Madden

Gabriella Madden is currently an Editorial Intern at MyFitnessPal. She attends Quinnipiac University and is working toward a degree in Film, Television, and Media Arts, and a double minor in Journalism and Marketing.

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