16 Jan 2015

RAWSOME WRAPS: spinach tortillas filled with mashed avocado and shredded veggies

These are SO easy to make, and the most refreshing lunch ever. They'd also be a great dinner if you want something lighter. Personally, I've been eating even more raw food than usual lately, just because that is what my body is telling me. I think listening to your body is the best decision when it comes to diet and exercise... and sleep for that matter. Get in tune with YOSELF and you'll feel a lot better.

A special ingredient in these are the tortillas. They are from a company called Raw Wraps (go figure) and they are amazing! Basically just made from greens (kale or spinach) and apples and quinoa, they taste delicious and are a super effortless way to get in your dark leafy greens for the day, in burrito format. I've made this recipe several times now because it's so simple and nutritious. Besides, the colours are down right joyous. Pretty colours keep me comin' back. Jack vouches for them too, he ate more than me! I don't even need to add salt or any other flavourings or oils. The wraps plus avocado, lemon, carrot, zucchini and golden beet are enough on their own. Having said that, my palette for raw food has evolved over the years and I have grown to love the taste of really simple food. I can understand if most people still like some other seasonings so if you want to add salt, pepper, chili, hummus, hot sauce or whatever else you like - go for it.

I sliced the veggies on a mandoline, which I highly recommend. You can use a cheese grater (inexpensive) or spiralizer (quick and easy) but the mandolin (still pretty quick and easy, with more options) is my fave for aesthetics. I love my spiralizer but the curly noodles are a little obnoxious-looking, so when I know I'm going to photograph a recipe, I get out the mandoline. I have a stainless steel, French-made one from Lee Valley and it's terrific. With ease I can slice out whatever size strips/noodles I want: thick, thin, wide, narrow, long, short. It's easy to clean and as long as you're watching yourself, quick to use. Just be careful with your fingers! Mandolines have very sharp blades (duh).

I am getting really hungry now so I am gonna make a smoothie. Have a great weekend, everyone! I'll be back soon. x 

RAWSOME WRAPS: spinach tortillas filled with mashed avocado and shredded veggies 

1 avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
1 large carrot
1 large beet
1 lage zucchini

Slice the carrot, beet and zucchini into thin strips on a mandolin, cheese grater or spiralizer. Set aside. Mash the avocado meat up with lemon juice until you get a pretty smooth mixture. Spread this onto all your wraps. Then place in the thinly sliced veggies and wrap up tightly but carefully. Let them fir for 5 minutes, then cut in half with a sharp knife and enjoy! This would probably be terrific with tahini or peanut sauce

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