Elephant Wrap

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Elephants are vegan! Who knew? These large, intelligent, remember-it-all mammals love greens… And so do I! Rice Flour, gluten-free wraps are usually my go-to wrap. However, since I aim to eat light to heavy, I am attempting to save carbs for dinner time. Therefore, I decided to use this collard green in place of a flour wrap when I made it for lunch.

Most people I know would find it odd to eat a raw collard green wrap. Growing up, we only ate cooked collard greens. I will admit that I thought it was strange too. But I kept my mind open, tired it and loved it. Don’t over think this recipe! Use what you have! That’s what I did to fill this wrap and it’s what I do when I cook. Enjoy!

Makes: 1 Wrap

Ingredients

  • 1 raw collard green
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • 1 tbsp vegan ricotta* (or another tbsp of hummus)
  • ¼ zucchini, thinly sliced**
  • ½ tomato, diced
  • ½ avocado haas, diced
  • 1 small handful of detox salad***
  • 1 small handful of sprouts
  • 2 tsp hemp seeds, optional
  • 1 pinch salt, optional

*Use Kite Hill Ricotta, made from fermented almonds.

**Using a veggie peeler, peel ¼ of a zucchini (about 4-5 slices)

***Whole foods detox salad consist of shredded: broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, beets, Brussels sprouts. I purchased mine at Whole Foods Market but you can shred any veggies you have with a grater.

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Instructions

  1. Place collard leaves on a flat surface. Use a paring knife to shave down the stem.
  2. Spread the hummus and ricotta, if using, near the top/middle of each leaf
  3. Fill each leaf with the zucchini, tomato, avocado, detox salad then sprouts- in that order.
  4. Wrap the leaves as you would a burrito. Cut each wrap in half and enjoy.

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