Life has been good to me as I have found myself yet again enjoying “winter” from the beach. There is something about the water that just calls to me. Maybe I’m a bit crazy, but 60F just doesn’t seem that cold when it’s salt water! This winter I found my sun and surf in beautiful Baja California, Mexico. Spending time here with all the chips and salsa and guacamole truly inspired me to create a more fresh-produce-focused recipe. Inspired by the flavors around me, I came up with this Mango Salsa recipe to enjoy in the sand.
It’s possible that one of the reasons I run to the ocean and the beach during the winter is to help combat any possibility of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The dark and short days tend to leave me feeling a little bit more prone to being blue than the long days of summer. The energy of the water, especially when combined with the sun, lifts my mood, energizes me, and helps me sleep more peacefully.
According to Anthony William, the Medical Medium, mangoes are an excellent life-changing food to add to your diet if you struggle with SAD or any other mood disorder. In his book, Medical Medium Life Changing Foods, he states that “Mangoes have the power of manifestation. When we eat them, the fruit reorients us, changing our direction and opening us up to more opportunities to experience joy – which ultimately helps us connect to our destiny.”
I’m all about being open to more opportunities to experience joy! This makes my Mango Salsa recipe the perfect addition to your winter rotation, even if you can’t find a beach to bum around on.
(AIP, Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Whole30, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
- Use a large salad bowl to combine all of the ingredients
- Peel and dice the mango, cucumber (peeling is optional), and grape tomatoes into small “salsa-like” pieces
- Finely chop the cilantro, red onion, and garlic and add to the bowl
- Halve the avocado and using a knife score the flesh into small cubes and spoon into the bowl
- Drizzle with lime juice and sprinkle with salt
- Toss well to combine everything
- Serve in romaine lettuce boats, with plantain chips, or as a salad topper or garnish!
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