Monday, July 9, 2012

cabbage wraps with smoked trout and avocado cream

What a beautful weekend this was.

The days were so clear and the sun was out.

We went for a hike to recharge our batteries and took the pug dog as usual - I have no idea how our little fellow can keep up with the giant leaps and rock climbing.
He amazes us every time.

It was truly beautiful and felt amazing to be able to shed down to one layer again.

But, after a big hike, we needed to replenish our bodies with good wholesome foods.

We were pretty hungry by the time we got home, that's where I made up these healthy wraps.

I had to snap up a few pictures pretty quickly as we were both ready to devour these super wraps.

Joel kept hovering saying, "can we eat them yet.."

Full of healthy fats from the avocado, trout and cabbage - we felt so satisfied and wholesome again.

I reckon cabbage is a bit of an underrated vegetable. It's an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A. The uniqueness of cabbage in cancer prevention is due to the three different nutrient types: antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and glucosinolates*.

*Glucosinolates: organic active compounds believed to have anticancer properties. These anticancer compounds operate in a couple of ways: acting as a natural pesticide triggering the body’s own detoxification systems, slowing cancer cell growth and supporting DNA repair.


(makes 10)

10 outer cabbage leaves, washed with thick vein removed
1 medium smoked trout

Avocado Cream
4 avocados
1 large lemon
pinch or two of Himalayan rock salt

Combine ingredients for avocado cream in a food processor/blender and whiz until smooth and 'whipped' - about 1 minute.
Spread a tablespoon of avocado and trout on the top of the cabbage leaf (horizontally). 
Then, gently roll from the bottom up.
Thread a toothpick through the top to secure the wrap shut.
Repeat and eat!

You could fill these wraps with what ever you feel like, they are super versatile.

1 comment:

  1. These look so lovely and healthy. We actually had something similar on the weekend, but stuffed with grilled turkey and veg. WIll have to try this. I love smoked trout.