Need a great summer meal that is high in magnesium and nutrient dense but also light and incredibly flavorful? Puerto Rican gazpacho is your answer! It’s a salted cod fish salad with avocado and tomato, and our friend Mayra Luz Colón from Nutrition Dork (read more about her amazing business in our Local Business Love section!) has a fabulous recipe for gazpacho on her website! Instead of printing the recipe here, we encourage you to use the link to her website so you can see all of her other amazing recipes as well!
Mayra also has a recipe for mofongo (mashed plantains) on her website and a recipe for tostones (fried plantains with adobo) in her ebook. Plantains are high in magnesium, but are sadly left off of many magnesium-rich food lists even though they have more magnesium than bananas!
We also want to add that it’s always easier to include magnesium rich and nutrient dense foods in your lifestyle when they’re flavorful! Along with all of the tasty Puerto Rican dishes Mayra offers on her website and in her ebook (which is absolutely worth getting in the set if you’re trying her spices for the first time!), we also use her adobo in other ways, such as sprinkling it on avocado halves or avocado toast, and even using adobo and sazón in black bean soup or taco fillings made from beef, pork, jackfruit, or even shredded mushrooms!
AND… along with graciously allowing us to link to her recipes above, Mayra has just released her cookbook to give us all even MORE healthy and delicious recipes! It’s titled Healthy Rican: Put the Latin Spice in your Healthy Life and it’s available here on Amazon! Congratulations to Mayra on working so hard on creating this cookbook and getting it out there into the world for people to learn from and enjoy cooking from!
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