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Vegans (and Dairy Allergies) Need Love Too!

In an effort to serve those with a dairy-free diet, making our smoothies with orange juice, instead of yogurt is just as tasty and does not change the consistency or taste dramatically.

is quickly establishing a place in the community where people can get quality yogurt that is yummy and great for the waistline. Yet, that I wanted to address personally. A member of the community asked about vegan and dairy-free options for herself (a vegan) and a relative (has a dairy allergy). As a vegetarian, I LOVE that Red Mango is vegetarian on top of being Kosher and gluten-free. Yet, I was concerned about dairy-free options starting about six months ago as well. 

We have a beautiful new baby named Sydney. As a newborn, we discovered that she had an allergy to dairy, coming through in my breastmilk. In an effort to continue to nurse her, I gave up dairy in my own diet. From a parenting perspective, I think that breastfeeding is tremendously bonding for parent and child, on top of the bountiful health benefits. With that said, Sydney's health was my number one concern. This bodes a little conflicting seeing as how we were opening a yogurt store!

In an effort to serve those with a dairy-free diet, we went to Red Mango corporate who informed us that making our smoothies with orange juice, instead of yogurt is just as tasty and does not change the consistency or taste dramatically. 

If you and/or a family member have allergy concerns, please feel free to speak up. We are very concerned about nut allergies and label everything containing nuts. We also lable our yogurt containing milk and/or soy. And now we have ways to make vegan alternatives to some of our most popular menu items, so you still have delicious options at Red Mango that will not hamper your dietary contraints.

Come on in and tell them that baby Sydney sent you!

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