Tasty summer rolls for lunch today.
My diet has drastically changed in the last couple of years, but I’m very lucky to have a great bunch of friends around me who are all willing to try new things and support me in my new way of eating, and actually really enjoy it too!
While some might see my diet as full of restrictions, I see it as an opportunity to be creative and discover new things.
I love the way the bright red of the beetroot shows through the rice paper. So pretty. Not only is it pretty and tasty, but beetroot has many wonderful health benefits.
Beets possess a unique mix of antioxidant phytonutrients which are being studied with regard to their benefits for eye and nerve tissue health.
They also have anti-inflammatory properties making them especially beneficial for cancer prevention and chronic inflammation.
They are rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium.
(see links below for further reading)
As well as the grated beetroot, there is also grated carrot, celeriac and apple, some wrapped in rice paper and others in nori sheets, both really yummy!!
For the insides of the rolls –
1 large beetroot (grated)
A chunk of celeriac root (grated)
1 large carrot (grated)
1 apple (grated)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
To wrap –
4 Rice paper
4 Nori sheets
Combine all the grated ingredients, beetroot, celeriac, carrot and apple with the juice of 1/2 lemon and a pinch of Himalayan salt.
Soak the rice paper as directed, and wrap the mixture in the rice paper and the nori sheets. Serve on a bed of spicy green leaves.
This can definitely be included on a raw diet if the rolls are made only with the nori sheets.
The dips are really so good with these rolls!
1 cup hummus
1 tsp avocado oil
This time I store-bought the hummus, but you can make it from scratch (recipe in the program, see below).
Combine the hummus with a tablespoon of avocado oil – easy peasy.
2 tsp cashew butter
1/2 tsp tahini
1 tsp gluten-free tamari sauce
A squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp water
Mix all the ingredients well, and be amazed at how delicious this dip is!
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