Sisters, summer is here and it’s time to move your bikinis from the bottom drawer to the top drawer, buy a good quality sunscreen for your gorgeous faces and start incorporating some summertime recipes in to your rotation. With age comes maturity. I have had to come to terms with the fact that I can’t fry myself in the sun with baby oil like I use to and that what I choose to eat poolside, actually matters. Have no fear though, I’ve got you covered. Here’s one easy recipe that will curb your temptation to eat the greasy meals men love to cook poolside.
The beauty benefits
While you leave ordering pizzas and cooking burgers to the boys, take them by surprise and bring your own party favors so you can still snack while you lounge. These mango lime wraps are the perfect solution. They are filling and will keep your belly flat while you rock your new bikini that, if you’re like me, you have worked so hard to get in to.
A nutritionist once told me the general rule to eating melon is “eat it alone, or leave it alone.” Since mangos are filled with enzymes that aid in digestion they make the perfect substitution for this classic dish. Mango is a major beauty food. It’s loaded with fiber, helps to alkalize your body and even helps to unclog pores. Pair it with basil and you can’t lose. Basil isn’t far behind in the beauty department either. It’s full of anti-inflammatory qualities and lots of vitamin A that aids in maintaining good vision and oral health. So when you spot the cute guy at the pool, and thanks to basil you will be able to, don’t be scared to lay a kiss on him. Sweet basil’s got your back.
- 1 Mango, pre-sliced is fine but nothing beats a fresh mango. (Pick up a mango slicer while you’re shopping. It’s a game changer.)
- Thinly sliced prosciutto, approx 8-10 slices
- Sweet Basil
- Black pepper, a pinch (optional)
- 1 Lime
- A potato peeler
Slice mango down the center and remove the seed. Using a potato peeler, peel off the skin and discard. In the palm of your hand lay out a thin piece of prosciutto. Lay 1 large basil leaf, 3 pieces of arugula, and a slice of mango on top of the prosciutto and roll it up. A pinch of black pepper and a generous squeeze of lime and you are good to go.
*One mango will make about 14 rollups.
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