Everyone is saying you should eat more greens, so why not for breakfast?
(This recipe is clean, Paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and extremely nutrient dense. It’s easy to make, very filling, and delicious!)
If you’re someone like me, you enjoy your food in ‘wrap’ form far more than on its own (this includes burritos, wraps, tacos, and sushi). Perhaps it is the novelty of having all your ingredients wrapped up in a neat little package for you, or the convenience of not having to use a fork or knife. Whatever it may be, I love wrapped-up food of any kind.
Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to find quality, healthy wraps these days. As a health conscious individual and wrap-lover, I have scoured grocery store shelves in the hopes of finding a tasty, clean wrap product that will live up to my high nutrition standards, but have come away empty handed.
I was ready to accept wrap defeat… until I discovered Collard Greens!
Collard Greens, or Collards, are large dark-green leafy plants in the Cruciferous family. Collards are nutrient dense and provide outstanding health benefits (similar to broccoli, kale and cabbage).
A huge win-win, they also happen to be perfect for wrapping your food.
Here is my Green Breakfast Wrap recipe using Collard Greens; simple to make and perfect for any day of the week:
- 1 large Organic Collard leaf
- 1-2 Organic/Pastured Eggs, scrambled in a little virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 Avocado, sliced or spooned out
- 1 Handful Organic Sprouts (I like Sunflower but you can use your favourite)
- 1 tbsp homemade pesto
- 1 tsp homemade salad dressing
- 1 tbsp Organic Salsa
- Chopped Organic Tomatoes
- Chopped Organic Onions/Shallots
- Organic Bell Peppers
+ Anything else you love
*No need to stick to my exact ingredients. Feel free to add whatever you love or whatever you happen to have in your kitchen.
1. Rinse Collard leaf well in hot water. This will clean the leaf and soften it up just a little.
2. Use a knife to slice out the rigid middle stem of the collard leaf so you are left with the soft leaves on either side. Discard the stem or save it to throw in a Green Smoothie or another recipe later.
3. Overlap the two leaves to make one big wrap surface. You can experiment with this; there really isn’t a ‘correct’ way.
Alternatively, you can make two small wraps using the two leaves individually.
4. Place your ingredients on top of the overlapped Collard leaves and wrap it up!
Finally, you may slice your green wrap in half or leave it whole.
Enjoy and be well!