Collard Green Goddess Wrap
Article Published on May 25, 2016
Calorie and carb intake is wasted on the bread products in our wraps when we can have the flavor without the carbs or the calories with collard green wrap!
Collard greens are cruciferous plants that are best known for its large, dark, and edible leaves. Collard greens are known to resemble a cabbage and are part of the cabbage family. Low in calories and high in nutrients, collard greens are sure to be a health enhancer. With an impressive source of vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acid profile, they not only help with inflammation, they also help increase bone mass and are beneficial for brain health.
Much like other leafy greens, collards are also rich in many of the B vitamins: B3, B5, and B6—all of which help support the nervous system. Collards score high in antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E that are all great for vision and healthy skin. But the benefits don’t stop there; they are also high in minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium, and manganese.
Collards are an excellent source of fiber that aids in digestion and helps lower cholesterol. They have been known to have anti-cancer properties that can help in the prevention of various cancers such as breast, prostate, colon, and ovarian.
The great news is that Collards can be steamed or eaten raw. In this recipe, we are going to utilize their raw powers and use them as a wrap to substitute conventional wraps and breads. They are the best leafy green to use if you want to ditch the carbs but love to eat food with your hands
Collard Green Goddess Wrap
- 2 cups cashews
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
- 1 cup of broccoli or broccolini
- 1 cup sunflower sprouts
- 1 cup cashew cream
- ½ cup arugula
- 2 collard green leaves
- Pinch of salt and pepper (optional)
Soak cashews in water for at least 2 hours and drain. Add all the cashew cheese ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.
Steam broccoli until just tender.
Place collard leaf opened and flat on a surface.
Add your cashew cheese making a lengthwise line.
Top with steamed broccoli, sprouts, and arugula or any other ingredients you desire to add.
Fold the stem and the top edge of the leaf inwards. Roll to one side to the other side so that it looks like a burrito wrap.
Have fun and enjoy!
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