Try these out at your spring parties!

Preparing vegetable spring rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 organic red bell pepper
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 1 mango
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 package of rice wrappers

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice all ingredients (except the wrappers and lemon) into very thin slices. Place on your preparation mat and keep separated.
  2. Get a shallow pan and fill with warm water.
  3. Juice the lemon over the vegetables, pour EVOO, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the rice wrapper in shallow bowl and let it soak for 10-15 seconds. Do not let it soak longer than that as it is more likely to break at that point.
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Ingredients

3/4 cup of Hemp Seeds

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup chia seeds

3 organic eggs

1/2 cup almond flour(I use Wellbee’s)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil(I use Bulletproof XCT oil)

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