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Nori Wraps with Cleansing Broccoli Pesto

Looking for a great on-the-go detox meal? These nori wraps are perfect if you know you’ll be running around town and need an easy hand-held way of fueling! Sea vegetables like nori are loaded with minerals, vitamins A and C. The unique nutrients in broccoli aid both Phase I and Phase II detoxification, and its high fiber content helps pull impurities out of the digestive tract.

The Cleansing Broccoli Pesto is a delicious and creative way to eat more of this detoxifying cruciferous veggie, but I will warn that the pesto does not keep very well – two days maximum, and it is definitely best eaten fresh. You can fill the wraps with any fresh seasonal vegetables and sprouts that you like. Get creative and enjoy a number of variations!

Nori Wraps with Cleansing Broccoli Pesto



  • 6-8 sheets high-quality nori
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 carrots or half a sweet potato julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • a few handfuls sprouts of choice
  • 1 batch Cleansing Broccoli Pesto

Cleansing Broccoli Pesto

  • 1 medium head / 300g broccoli chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup / 35g almonds lightly roasted
  • 1 small lemon zest and juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil to taste
  • a couple pinches sea salt
  • 1 cup / 25g chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems only
  • 1 Tbsp. wheatgrass powder optional
  • water to thin as needed


  • Pulse garlic in a food processor until finely minced. Add almonds and pulse to chop.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and blend until you’ve reached the desired consistency: I like mine rather chunky, but you may want to continue blending until you have something smoother (add water as necessary).
  • Place one sheet of nori on a sushi rolling mat. Spread pesto in a strip along the center of the nori, then place slices of vegetables and sprouts in a row along same line. Take one end of the nori and roll around the filling ingredients, using the mat as an aid. Once rolled, slice in half and enjoy.


Makes 6-8 wraps and 2 cups / 500ml pesto