Fruit Spring Rolls with Yogurt Sauce
- 4 butter lettuce leaves (or spinach leaves)
- ½ avocado, thinly sliced
- 2 lb fruit sliced into matchsticks (e.g., nectarines, plums, apples, kiwi, strawberries, peaches, mangos, etc.)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 8 rice paper wrappers (or more as needed)
Spicy Lemon Yogurt Sauce:
- ½ cup (5 oz container) coconut yogurt (or preferred type of yogurt)
- 1-2 Tablespoon(s) honey (or preferred sweetener)
- Zest from 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 scoop Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder (optional)
- Begin by whisking together all of the ingredients of the yogurt sauce. Set aside.
- Next, slice up your fruit and avocado. I recommend using fruit that is firm (less ripe) to make the slicing easier. If using apples, squeeze the juice from half of a lemon into a small bowl of water and place sliced apples in it to keep them from browning. After slicing avocado, squeeze some lemon juice over top of slices to also keep from browning.
- Pour enough filtered water into a wide bowl so that you can easily submerge rice wrappers. Dip the wrappers in one at a time for about 5 seconds or just until they soften (the wrapper softens more as it sits).
- Place wrapper onto a plate or cutting board, add lettuce, fruit, and avocado into center of wrap. Tightly roll it up, being sure to tuck the sides in. Wrapper should stick together. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
- Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy
- !**NOTE: The fruit combination is delicious. You could also turn this into a fun summer salad with yogurt sauce.**
Makes 8 rolls. Per Roll (based on using spinach leaves, coconut yogurt & honey):
Calories: 167 |
Total Fat: 2 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 36 g |
Dietary Fiber: 4 g |
Protein: 3 g
Apples cleanse the colon of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. They also support the liver, digestive tract function, and brain health.
Avocados are high in fiber and contain more potassium than bananas! The fat in avocado helps your body absorb the vitamins and antioxidants from other plant foods.
Also known as bibb lettuce or Boston lettuce, butter lettuce leaves have a tender texture and light flavor. They’re a good source of vitamins A & K, and also contain vitamin C, copper, and iron.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system. The key compound in cayenne called capsaicin is also cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent kidney stones and speed up metabolism and has beneficial effects on the GI system.
Kiwifruit helps remove toxins from the intestinal tract, which can improve your immune system and metabolism.
Enzymes in fresh lemon juice accelerate the digestive process. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Lemon zest contains a compound known as D-Limonene which is believed to help burn fat, reduce inflammation, and kill disease-causing germs. Be sure to use only organic lemons to minimize pesticide exposure.
Mangos support healthy immune function, blood pressure, and vision. They assist with stress reduction and promote healthy sleep.
A close cousin to peaches, nectarines are high in fiber. They’re also great sources of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and lutein, which are beneficial for eye and skin health.
With the Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens in this recipe, you not only get 5 different types of collagen, but also camu camu, acerola cherry, horsetail extract (silica), and zinc gluconate to ensure your body can actually USE the collagen you’re taking.
In addition to their impressive nutrient profile, peaches could also help maintain hair growth, cleanse the body and serve as a natural stress reliever.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Strawberries were first cultivated in ancient Rome and now rank as the world’s most popular berry fruit. Studies show that strawberries are beneficial for both brain and heart health. Tip: Look for organic or no-spray berries as strawberries consistently rank on the “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the highest levels of pesticides.