Who's ready to get their health on!! It seriously does not get better than this wrap. When we came up with this recipe for you we were in serious need for a health fix, craving all the greens and veggies. We waned greens. We wanted colors, and we wanted all organic, non-processed, no sugar added ingredients!!
Hello, Vegan Hummus veggie wraps!!
These beautiful rainbows of a meal contain so many wonderful health benefits I can't even begin to describe!! But I have to at least share a few:
Chard leaves: Dark leafy greens...need I say more?! These leaves and stalks provide an abundance of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, K, and C, calcium, zinc, iron, and more!
Red cabbage: Red/purple veggies have been linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease due to the compounds that produce their color! Red/Purple cabbage, in particular, is abundant in vitamin C, is a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, especially vitamin A and potassium.
Kale Powder: Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet! This powder contains 45 different flavonoids identified by researchers and activates antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents in the body! Go kale!!
Carrots: These orange beauties work wonders for our eyesight. Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A which promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function. Carrots are also a good source of biotin, potassium, and vitamin B6.
Chickpeas: Hello plant-based protein!! These little legumes are a great source of protein
because chickpeas contain almost all the essential amino acids, except for methionine!
Avocado: One of our favorite fats! Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. They even contain more potassium than bananas!
And trust me...I could go on!
Now that you're all excited about these healthy little wraps of deliciousness lets get into the details
*if you do not have lemon-infused olive oil you can use regular olive oil plus a few drops of lemon essential oil*
For the Wraps:
Large full collard or chard leaves
Assorted Veggies: avocado, carrots, red cabbage, and microgreens (or whatever you have on hand)
For the Hummus: Blend all ingredients in a blender until super creamy and smooth. Put extras in a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Wash and dry collard leaves and then use a paring knife to shave down the stems. This will make them much easier to fold.
Place collard leaves on a flat surface, spread 1/4 cup of hummus near the top/middle of each leaf, fill each leaf with the remaining veggies, splitting each amount between the two wraps. Wrap the leaves as you would a burrito or spring roll. Cut each wrap in half and enjoy!
Bonus! Extra Hummus can be saved and served as a super delicious appetizer!! We garnished with lemon zest, olive oil, and black pepper!
Make sure to tag us on social (@nature.restore) if you make this recipe! We love to see how it comes out!