Ever considered swapping your tortilla for some seaweed? Using nori seaweed paper as a wrap for your burrito is an easy way to cut carbs from your lunch and will give you a vitamin boost! This week celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder gives us a recipe for her ananda burrito, an easy meal that was inspired by the Sanskrit word ananda, which means blissful. "This is the easiest meal or snack you can make that is high in beauty minerals," says Kim. "Sea vegetables are rich in vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, and many other nutrients." You also get your daily fill of healthy vegetables by switching out traditional, fatty, and unhealthy burrito fillings with ingredients such as avocado and sprouts. "Sprouts are teeming with rejuvenating enzymes and amino acids, and avocados are full of moisturizing fat, ingredients that are especially important in the winter," says Kim. "It also includes vitamin C-filled lemon and nutritional yeast, which contains the spectrum of B vitamins that contribute to energy as well as healthy hair and skin."
The Ananda Burrito
1 Tbsp organic Dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp nutritional yeast
1 cup diced celery (about 2 long stalks)
1/3 cup diced white onion
1/3 cup chopped parsley
Black pepper, to taste
Celtic or Himalayan sea salt, to taste (optional)
Untoasted nori wrappers (available at a health market or online)
Mix the mustard, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast together in a medium bowl and set aside while you dice the celery. Add the celery, onion, and parsley to the bowl and mix well to combine. Season with black pepper and a little bit of sea salt to suit your taste.
Cut the avocado lengthwise and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and cut it in lengthwise strips. Lay a nori wrapper flat on a plate and place some avocado strips right down the center (the long way) a few inches from the edges. Next, spoon some of the celery mixture on top of the avocado strips. Top with sprouts. Wrap up the nori as you would a burrito, by folding the ends up, then rolling. Hold the burrito in your hands so all the folds are held securely in place, and enjoy!
[Kimberly Snyder]5 is a Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She began her work after journeying through 50 countries and six continents, learning about health and beauty from many different cultures. With a philosophy rooted in the belief that outer beauty is a reflection of inner health, Kim now works with clients such as Hilary Duff, Olivia Wilde, and Drew Barrymore. Get lots of health and beauty tips by following her on Twitter at @kimsbeautydetox.