Raw Rainbow Wraps

When we slow down to prepare and enjoy our food with all five senses we receive the highest gratification. Though many think of taste as the primary sense when it comes to (raw) food, we must not forget about how the food feels when we select it from the farm, the market, or the grocery store, how it smells when it’s perfectly ripe, how it sounds when we chop, blend, peel, or bite it, and how it’s vibrant colors strongly appeal to the eyes. Anyone who has been following my blog and other raw food platforms knows that I’m a big believer in eating with the eyes. The colors of fruits and vegetables are so beautiful and bright and we humans are attracted to these colorful foods because they are the fuel that Nature has designed for our bodies.

For these Raw Rainbow Wraps, I apologize to anyone looking for a recipe with exact measurements. One of the best things about raw foods is that it’s VERY difficult to mess up a “recipe.” I’v listed the fruits and veggies that I have used for my wrap, but this post is designed more for inspiration. Use the same, add more, add less, pick new colorful fruits and vegetables, and play around until you find what works for all five of your senses. That’s the fun of it!

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Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Wrap:

  • Large collard leaves
  • Red bell pepper, sliced
  • Carrots, julienned
  • Yellow and green zucchini squash, julienned
  • Purple Cabbage, chopped

Mango Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 Ripe mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Carton cherry tomatoes, about 2 cups
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 Handful of fresh cilantro

Directions:

1. Slice, peel, julienne, and chop all of the wrap fillings.

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2. Using a sharp knife, remove all or most of the collard green stems. This allows for more flexibility when it comes time to wrap.

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3. Lay out the fillings across the collard leaf and roll it up as you tuck in the sides of the leaf.

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4. For the dressing, place all of the “dressing” ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth (or desired texture, if you prefer a chunkier sauce).

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12 responses to “Raw Rainbow Wraps

  1. So incredibly true what you say about slowing down and appreciating food with all your senses. Bramacharya is a yogic principle, usually related to non-excess of sensual pleasure but it can also mean taking the time to find the incredible in everything we eat. Thanks so much for the lovely recipe.

  2. Thanks Lauren for such a colorful looking veggie wrap ! Can you list the nutritional benefits please ?

  3. I love the simplicity of wraps. A simple savory or sweet sauce is all you need to enjoy. Thank you for sharing. This is a very “approachable” recipe for raw food newbies.

  4. I showed my 12 year old, a non-health eater, and she thought it look delish! I am so eager to give this a place on this week’s dinner table! Thank you for the inspiration.

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