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Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll

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How to Make Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

EAT IN: SUMMER

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
2 tbsp
1 whole
1 whole
1 c
1 c
1/2 c
1/2 lbs
1/4 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Prepare collard leaves cutting and removing stem, washing and setting aside to dry.

2. Rinse rice (for best results, use short grain or sushi rice) in a sieve until it runs clear, transfer to pot and cook with 1 cup of boiling water and heat on low for 20 minutes.

3. Julienne squash and carrots, shred cabbage and slice avocado.

4. Divide ingredients across two collard leaves by layering sushi rice followed by vegetables, sliced avocado and a squeeze of lime and soy sauce.

5. Tuck in the top and bottom of the collard greens and roll into a log shape or 'sushi roll'.

6. Slice into bite size sushi pieces and enjoy.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

It's inevitable that vegetarians will struggle to find good sushi from time to time. While most restaurants offer a veggie or vegan option, often the variety is limited as fish fillings take center stage. The solution? Create your own personalized sushi rolls at home! It's not as difficult as you may think, and this 'Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll' adds an exciting flare as the traditional nori sushi roll is replaced with collard leaves. It gives a fresh, crisp feel to the dish and the vibrant green brightens up your plate. Serve this alfresco at your next picnic or bring some with you to the park for a bite sized savory snacks for you and the kids.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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SALTY

ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Soluble Fiber, Fats,
Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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, Alpha Linolenic Acid, Vitamin C, Potassium,
Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folate, Essential Fatty Acids, Carbohydrate,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll

Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Refreshing, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Refreshing, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Refreshes-skin, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Refreshes-skin

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Avocado

Avocado has these Actions in Common

Refreshes-skin, Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Pineapple

Pineapple has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst

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Lime

Lime has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing

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Tofu

Tofu has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Strawberries

Strawberries has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Wakes-you-up, Quenches-thirst

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Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Anti-inflammatory, Satisfies-stomach

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Horseradish

Horseradish has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Wakes-you-up, Diuretic, Refreshing

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Avocado Vegetable Sushi Roll

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing

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Vomit Therapy (Vamana)

Vomit Therapy (Vamana) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin, Refreshing

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Sniff raw onions, chopped

Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Motherwort

Motherwort has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Wild Yam

Wild Yam has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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Mahasudarshan

Mahasudarshan has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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