Salsa: My Amazing Recovery Food

When I  feel like I am about to get sick there is a few things I turn to.  I am not a fan of taking pills and I try to keep it as natural as possible.  I try to hydrate, get some rests.  One of my secrets that never fail is my salsa recipe.  This is basically the same salsa recipe from Whole Foods.  When I eat this salsa, I either don't get sick or I recover fairly quick.  It is something that works for me and I am sure will benefit you in way.  It tastes amazing and low calorie snack.  This is something I try to keep in my fridge at all times and helps my recovery from workouts as well.  It keeps me strong and healthy.  

This recipe has super inflammatory components and testosterone boosting ingredients.

  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • Half Red Onion (Medium Size)
  • Half of a while Onion (Medium Size)
  • 2 Handfuls of Cilantro
  • 3 Table Spoons of Lemon Juice
  • 3 Table Spoons of Lime
  • Half or 1 Jallapeno
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin 

I chop all these up or throw it in a vitamix at very low setting.

Tomatoes are loaded with vitamin C and also a great source of lycopene which is an anti-inflammatory chemical.  The Garlic, red and white onion has allicin which is a testosterone boosting chemical.  This is a great snack for muscle recovery and soreness and can also be performance boosting as well due to it's anabolic nature.  

This mix provides a great kick of nutrients and I try to eat it with a little bit of avocado in order to get the fat soluble nutrients.  Years ago I read about a mountain runner drinking tomato juice to aid his recovery.  I make tomato juices as well but this salsa recipe definitely has it's place in my kitchen.  To make guacamole, I basically just smash a few avocados and add a little bit of this salsa in to it and mix it.

You can make turkey tacos and eat it with this or just even add it on toasted french bread.  This is a raw food recipe and since it is not heated at all, all enzymes are active.  This is something I believe that keeps me strong and healthy.  I highly recommend this recipe.  It just tastes amazing.

#15 Power Breakfast With Quinoa

I have been eating oatmeal for years for breakfast and it's great but after a while I can only add so many different fruits to flavor it.  A good way to change your routine can be done by substituting your oatmeal with quinoa.  Quinoa is one of the only plant based protein sources that have a full amino acid profile which makes it a complete protein.  It is easy on the digestion and it is a good source of iron, magnesium and riboflavin.  You can add nuts, seeds and various fruits and honey to provide an additional kick of nutrients and antioxidants.