Taste

Here's What's Inside The Nutri-Burger, The 'World's Healthiest Burger'

Hint: it ain't meat.

It may sound like fast food, but its assembly is anything but speedy.

The Nutri-burger is a patty made of a whole lot of ingredients, including medicinal mushrooms, beet, natto and quinoa, sandwiched between a matcha gluten-free brioche bun with cashew cheese, kimchi and watercress. It’s being called the “world’s healthiest burger” by deals site Groupon, who challenged a U.K. nutritionist to invent the burger.

Along with its accompanying fries and shake, the Nutri-burger meal is said to contain over 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and iodine. It also looks 100 percent terrifying:

The complete Nutri-burger meal consists of the burger, sweet potato fries and a chocolate-bee-pollen shake, which all together require more than 50 ingredients to make. Nutritionist Libby Limon developed the recipe as a challenge from Groupon, which provides DIY instructions for the burger on its site.

Ingredients like “Shoney seaweed” and “black raspberry powder” are hard to find in stores, but Limon says her homemade burger is worth the hassle.

“It tastes really good,” Limon told HuffPost. “I haven’t had one person that hasn’t demolished the whole thing.”

We have to say, though, that a recipe requiring dozens of ingredients and dozens of complicated steps is exactly what makes many people see healthy eating as unattainable. There are ways to make nutritious food ― yes, even burgers! ― quickly and cheaply, without taking trips to 10 different health foods stores.

Take these healthy veggie burgers as shining examples:

1
The Ultimate Wild Rice Burgers
Pinch Of Yum
Get the Ultimate Wild Rice Burgers recipe from Pinch of Yum
2
Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers
Minimalist Baker
Get the Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers recipe from Minimalist Baker
3
Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers
Feed Me Phoebe
Get the Cauliflower Sweet Potato Burgers recipe from Feed Me Phoebe
4
Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger
Minimalist Baker
Get the Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger recipe from Minimalist Baker
5
Portobello Mushroom Burger with Avocado Chimichurri
Foodie Crush
Get the Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe from Foodie Crush
6
Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers
Minimalist Baker
Get the Smoky Black Bean Beet Burgers recipe from Minimalist Baker
7
Spicy Cauliflower Burgers
Pinch Of Yum
Get the Spicy Cauliflower Burgers recipe from Pinch of Yum
8
Thai Veggie Burgers With Peanut Sauce
Annie's Eats
9
Black Bean And Quinoa Veggie Burgers
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers recipe from Sonali aka the Foodie Physician via Food52
10
BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers
How Sweet It Is
Get the BBQ Cheddar Chickpea Burgers recipe from How Sweet It Is
11
Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers With Apple Cider Slaw
How Sweet It Is
12
Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Burgers
How Sweet It Is
Get the Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Burgers recipe from How Sweet It Is Of course, leave off the bacon if you're a vegetarian.
13
Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers With Roasted Garlic Cream
How Sweet It Is
14
Beet Burgers
Macheesmo
Get the Beet Burgers recipe from Macheesmo
15
Veggie Masala Burgers With Cilantro Chutney Aioli
Madhuri Sharma
Get the Veggie Masala Burgers with Cilantro Chutney Aioli recipe from Madhuri Sharma via Food52
16
Bean Burgers With Grilled Corn, Pesto + Heirloom Tomatoes
How Sweet It Is
17
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Feed Me Phoebe
Get the Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers recipe from Feed Me Phoebe
18
Gluten-Free White Bean Zucchini Burgers
Feed Me Phoebe
Get the Gluten-Free White Bean Zucchini Burgers recipe from Feed Me Phoebe
19
Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
Minimalist Baker
Get the Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers recipe from Minimalist Baker
20
Really Good Veggie Burgers (Vegan and Gluten Free)
Umami Girl
Get the Really Good Veggie Burgers recipe from Umami Girl
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
Minimalist Baker
Get the Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger recipe from Minimalist Baker