Wanted to share my lunch with you today. A lot of people cringe when they think of eating raw Broccoli, but it’s actually super easy to make it tasty.
Raw Broccoli is very rich in Vitamin K, and contains an enzyme that stimulates your liver’s ability to eliminate carcinogens, cooking/ steaming makes it two thirds less effective.
If you wilt it a little by massaging with salt, lemon juice and EVOO before putting into your dishes, makes it more palatable for the common tastebuds, or whip up in a blender or food processor.
I’ve made versions of this Broccoli Rice/ Mash for years when I have a Broccoli craving (yes, people do have Broccoli cravings). I like to call myself an intuitive eater, and listen to what my body needs to have. If you don’t already eat that way, it’s a valuable skill to practice.
Somehow with the combination of Brazil nuts, it makes the Broccoli less green tasting and just damn delicious.
Brazil nuts themselves, I’ve been obsessed with for quite a few years. They’re so high in good fats which lowers cholesterol, Zinc, Omega-6 fatty acids, and Selenium, an antioxidant which prevents free radicals, assists Thyroid function and boosts the immune system. Be careful, as we only need very little Selenium in the blood, O.D.-ing on Brazil nuts can lead to short-term fatigue, irritability and stomach upset.
My lunch today was very yummy, and filling enough. If you need to eat more than two wraps, don’t worry about it, sometimes we need to eat lots. Listen to your body at the time.
Broccoli Rice Nori Wraps
Brazil Broccoli Rice:
70g Brazil Nuts
1 Clove Fresh Garlic, or 2 or Smoked Garlic
pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
1/2 medium head Broccoli
1 Tbsp Fresh Oregano [optional], or another herb
1 Tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp EV Olive Oil
2 Nori Sheets
2 Handfuls Mixed Lettuce
5 Leaves each Fresh Basil and Mint, torn
2 small Tomatoes, quartered
[Optional: Kale Chips, crumbled on top]
1 Napkin, Sheet of Paper Towel (you’ll be eating with your hands people)
[Other Optionals I often rotate: Sliced Avocado, Carrot, Cucumber, Snow or Sugarsnap Peas, SPROUTS!]
Rice/Mash: Using a Food Processor, high speed Blender, or Thermomix, process the garlic, salt, Oregano and Brazil nuts until a rough crumb. Add Broccoli and process until it too is a crumb consistency. Pour in remaining ingreds, and process only just to combine. Place in an airtight container as you won’t need all of it for the wraps. Use within 4 days from the fridge. If you want for of a mash consistency rather than rice, then add a little water while processing.
Layer on top of each Nori sheet on the diagonal (leaving about 5cm empty from 1 corner:
Lettuce mix, torn herbs, Brazil Broccoli Mash, Tomatoes, and crumbled Kale Chips.
Fold the empty corner over towards the middle, then fold one side at a time to create the wrap.
Makes 2… enjoy!
I encourage you to add, substitute and create your own flavour combo with this as a guide.
Let me know how you go!!
Inspiration from my pot of Yogi Tea today:
Be Proud of Who You Are…