Quinoa Sushi Recipe
March 9, 2016
- 1/4 cup cooked, cooled quinoa
- 3 tbsp hummus
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup carrot slices
- 1 Nori sheet
Instructions for Quinoa Sushi Recipe:
- Spread 3 tbsp hummus over the nori sheet and cover evenly with quinoa. Leave outer edges of nori sheet free of topping.
- Cut carrots and avo into slices and lay a line of both near edge of nori sheet (about 5cm from one end)
- Roll nori sheet over carrots and avo and secure side of nori sheet with no topping with water if needed.
- Cut roll into sushi size pieces.
Benefits of nori:
- Made from dried seaweed.
- High protein content: from 20% in green algae to 70% in spirulina.
- High mineral content, especially: iodine, calcium, iron,magnesium.
- More vitamin C than oranges.
- Natural iodine for healthy thyroid function.
- Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties.
- One of the richest plant sources of calcium.
- Polysaccharides: important in the prevention of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular and diabetes 2, increase the amount of feel-good chemicals in the brain, improves liver function, stabilizes blood sugar.
Benefits of quinoa:
- Popular “superfood”, grain loaded with protein, fiber and minerals.
- Gluten free.
- Stems back to the ancient Inca empire they referred to it as the “mother of all grains” … even though it is actually a seed.
- 100g cooked has 120 calories, 4gr protein, 21g carbs and 2 gr fat.
- High in flavonoids which are antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.
- Higher in fiber than most grains.
- High protein.
- Low GI for blood sugar control.
- High in magnesium which many people don’t get enough of and is important for a multitude of bodily functions.
Benefits of hummus:
- Arabic and Mediterranean dish typically made from chickpeas, olive oil and tahini (sesame paste).
- 100g has 166 calories, 10g fat, 14 gr carbs, 8g protein
- Rich in essential minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.
- Also rich in vitamins A, B’s and folate.
- Low GI so helps regulate blood sugar.
- Rich in amino acids for healthy muscles and tissues.
- High fiber for healthy digestive system.
- Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for inflammation.
Benefits of avocado:
- Prized for high nutrient value.
- 100 grams 160 calories, 2 grams protein, 9 grams carbs and 15 grams healthy fats.
- Great source of Vitamin K, C, B, E, folate and potassium.
- More potassium than bananas – beneficial for reduced blood pressure.
- Loaded with heart healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids can lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Fats help you absorb fat soluble nutrients like Vit A, D, E, K.
- High in anti ageing antioxidants
- Have lots of soluble and insoluble fiber for gut health.
- Fat and fiber make you feel full; increased saiety means you eat less.
Benefits of carrots:
- Second most popular after potatoes.
- 100g has 41 calories, 0.2g fat, 10g carbs, 0,9g protein.
- Good source of beta carotene which converts into Vit A. Important for eye health.
- Antioxidants for anti-aging
- Carotenoids important for heart health
- High fiber for digestion and gut health.
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