Green Mango Goodness!

014Greetings on this gorgeous sunny Spring day down in Jamaica!  I have to admit that this is the most wonderful time of the year for me (next to Christmas of course)!  Not only am I enjoying tropical fruits galore, I’m also admiring the mango tree out back that is abundantly covered in beautiful sweet blossoms and lovely green mangoes!

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Recently, I was asked for a mango salad recipe so I thought I would share today.  Before doing so however, I feel that it is my nutritionist duty to first mention some of the health benefits of green mangoes.  I promise to keep it short and sweet and to the point.

Health Benefits of Green Mangoes 

The health benefits of unripe green mangoes are not the same as ripe mangoes and include:

  • Abundant in Vitamin C needed to fight inflammation and increase resistance power to fight diseases
  • Great for the liver and internal cleansing – this is due to a specific acid element in the green fruit that increases bile secretion
  • Good for constipation – rich in fibre content
  • Anti-virus, anti-cancer, anti-cardiovascular due to its antioxidant properties
  • Contains glutamine which helps to improve memory and concentration
  • Highly alkalinizing and helps to balance acidity in the body to some extent
  • Iron content may benefit individuals with anemia
  • Support resistance to muscle cramps, stress and cardiovascular disease due to its potassium and calcium content
  • May prevent macular degeneration in the elderly from its vitamin A content
  • Contains enough niacin for proper cholesterol level maintenance in the blood stream

Green Mango Jicama Salad

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Dietary Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free
Meal type Lunch, Salad, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
This mango salad has a tangy and sweet flavor. The jicama adds a bit of crunch and makes it a delightfully refreshing summer salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green mango (julienne - approx. 2 cups)
  • 2 cups jicama (julienne)
  • 1 dozen shrimps (deviened)
  • 1/2 small avocado (sliced)
  • handful cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 small sweet red pepper (julienne)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon chili (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

1. Combine apple cider vinegar, honey, and chili if using.
2. Thinly slice onion and red pepper. Allow to soak in vinegar mixture for a couple hours or overnight preferably.
3. Drain red peppers and onion. Reserve vinegar mix.
4. Season shrimps with a dash of sea salt, cook and set aside.
5. Thinly slice green mango and jicama into strips.
6. Wash cilantro and pick off leaves.
7. Gently toss all ingredients except avocado slices with one tablespoon of reserved vinegar mixture (or to taste).
8. Just before serving, gently toss with avocado slices and sprinkle with black sesame seeds (optional).
9. Serve chilled and enjoy!

 

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Have a green and great one!

Love and mangoes,

Martine Chin ~ holistic nutritionista

Martine

CNP, Holistic Health Coach ~ I specialize in supporting my clients stress less, improve digestive wellness, eat clean, and break the barrier of the food and mood connection.

6 Comments:

  1. Christine Murphy

    This sounds delicious. Keep up the great work Martine. By the way, Vickey and I spoke today, and she commented about you; reminiscing how sweet you are. I’ll call her tomorrow and tell her it must be these fruits you’re eating ;)

  2. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com

    Dear friend.Excellent post ,helpful and healthy.Mango the wonder fruit.( Another Arabian proverb (A good heath worth all the treasures of the world).Thank you for liking (A day without tomorrow.)best regards,jalal

  3. Great! green mango is really good for the health,and its delicious. .that why all of the us love to eat mango. .

  4. Martine, this salad is delicious! Another great recipe…
    Thanks and keep them coming….You are the best!
    Mar

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