There are an infinite number of ways you can make raw collard wraps. Raw green collards make an awesome wrap – they’re a natural, gluten-free, organic and nutrient dense alternative to most wheat based tortilla wraps.
Today I made a summer fresh “Triple Sprout Raw Collard Wraps with Beet Avocado Dip” and it was delicious!
Raw Food Kitchen Essentials
For this raw food recipe, you’ll need a high-powered blender. I personally use and recommend the Vitamix Blender. I wrote a review where I compared it to Blentec that you can read here. A high-powered blender is one of the top 4 raw food kitchen tools I recommend stocking your raw food kitchen with.
Let’s start with the Beet Avocado Dip and then we’ll look at assembling the raw collard wraps.
Beat Avocado Dip Recipe
In a high-powered blender, place the following washed, organic and chopped up ingredients:
- 1 medium sized beet (about the size of a base ball)
- 3 stalks celery
- 1/2 of an apple
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.
- 1 tablespoon of mixed Italian seasoning
Blend all ingredient together on high. Then add in:
- 1 medium sized avocado. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop the inside into the blender.
Blend again to mix the avocado with the rest of the ingredients. And voila! Beet Avocado Dip that looks incredible.
Wrapping Up Your Raw Collard Wraps
Essentially, when it comes to raw collard wraps, you can mix and match anything you like. One way you can make the collard green a little more “wrapable” is to carefully cut the stem off lengthwise. So flip the wrap so the the stem is facing up, and imaging trying to make the wrap more flat by cutting the stem starting from the middle of the wrap, cutting away from the center towards the end of the stem.
For this particular collard wrap recipe, I layered:
- A nice sized bed of red leaf lettuce on the bottom
- 3 different kinds of sprouts: broccoli sprouts, clove sprouts and pea shoots. There are many health benefits of sprouts and quite a number of reasons why I love sprouts – 11 reasons to be exact! So I like to eat a wide variety of sprouts and they make a tasty addition to healthy meals like these raw collard wraps. Use whatever sprouts you like and enjoy – there’s so many of them, try a kind of sprout you’ve never tried before.
- 1 grated carrot: I’m a huge fan on playing with colors and making meals looks visually fantastic. I love the way grated carrot looks with this fuchsia beet red color.
- And then I topped it with beat avocado dip (see recipe above)
Do you want to learn more about living the raw food lifestyle? Check out our private and group Raw Food Retreats that we host here on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Have fun exploring and experimenting with this tasty raw collard wrap recipe!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,