Eye Candy Coconut Wrap

Need an easier way to eat your veggies? One that is so easy, you won't even realize you're eating more veggies? One that can be incorporated seamlessly into breakfast, lunch and dinner? One word for you: wraps.

Eat pretty. PB&Julie's "eye candy" coconut wrap will leave your skin glowing and energy soaring. Find out which wrap reigns supreme in this informative post!

Eat pretty. PB&Julie's "eye candy" coconut wrap will leave your skin glowing and energy soaring. Find out which wrap reigns supreme in this informative post!

Everything tastes better in a wrap. Wraps are bread's cooler, better looking, out of town brother with a sexy accent. They just make things more fun. And it doesn't matter what veggies you pile in them, they're going to taste fantastic. Throw some mixed greens, sprouts, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, a little hummus or sesame tahini sauce and maybe some {responsibly raised} grilled chicken and bam! Tastebud overload. Holy deliciousness. I think I just died and went to wrap heaven.
To up the ante and make your wraps that much healthier and that much lighter on your digestion, switch to a gluten-free brown rice wrap, raw wrap, paleo coconut wrap or upgrade to the Rolls Royce of the wrap world and use a big leaf from nature. I'm talking raw collard greens, swiss chard, cabbage, butter lettuce... Not only will these green superstars add more flavor, better texture and a prettier picture for insta, but they're also going to give you more energy, glowing skin and more likes ;) So what are you waiting for? Ditch your zero for a hero with these beautifying, alkalizing and mmm mmm good leafy wraps. And keep reading for a yummy wrap recipe that will keep your cells buzzing and tastebuds begging for another bite!

The low down on the leaves:

  • Collard Leaf: A huge leaf big on nutrition, collards are high in magnesium which is needed by nearly every organ in your body. Being deficient in this mineral makes every bodily process suffer.
  • Swiss Chard: A great plant based source of iron as well as vitamin A and antioxidants that help regulate blood sugar making them great for everyone but especially vegans and diabetics.
  • Cabbage: Full of powerful anti-cancer phyto-chemicals, cabbage is definitely a great replacement for your traditional processed flour or corn tortilla wraps. Loaded with vitamins and minerals for bone, brain and heart health, this leafy green is hearty enough to hold your burger and all of its fixin's in place.
  • Butter Lettuce: Strengthen your bones with this delicate leaf as it is rich in phosphorous and vitamin A... a powerful bone-building duo.
  • Romaine: Hydrate and alkalize with this mild tasting green loaded with B vitamins, calcium and even protein. I love using this easy to digest green for most of my wraps because I always seem to have it on hand. The leaves are not as large so it makes for a messy, but super tasty, vehicle for veggies. One of my favorite combos is sprouts, carrot sticks, cucumber and avocado spread generously with a cilantro jalapeño hummus. Delish!

Eye Candy Rainbow Wrap

Replace your usual lunch with this plant based rockstar a few times a week and feel your energy soar and see your skin G L O W!

Replace your usual lunch with this plant based rockstar a few times a week and feel your energy soar and see your skin G L O W!

Gather:
paleo coconut wrap {or lettuce leaf of choice}
baby kale
spiralized beet {shredded or julienned works too!} red or yellow bell pepper, julienned
cucumber, seeded and julienned
1⁄4 cup quinoa, cooked
1 tbsp fresh mint, julienned

To garnish:
handful of blueberries
handful of goji berries

Coconut Mango Dressing:
{will make extra; store leftovers in an airtight container in fridge}

1 cup mango
juice from fresh lime
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp hemp seeds
dash of sea salt

Directions:
1. Combine salad dressing ingredients in blender or food processor until combined. Set to side.
2. Wash and chop veggies.
3. Assemble into wrap of choice, starting with 1/4 cup quinoa.
4. Pile high with veggies!
5. Drizzle {or pour!} desired amount of coconut mango dressing on top.
6. Close wrap by folding in the ends then rolling from side to side.
7. Apply small amount of dressing to seam where the wrap meets to help
it stay closed.
8. Slice wrap in half on the diagonal.
9. Assemble side salad topping with goji and blueberries.
10. Enjoy!