Jun 12, 2013

Vegan Breakfast Collard Wraps with Black Cherry Dipping Sauce

I am so excited to share this breakfast idea with you! As a nutritarian, my usual breakfast is a nutrient-rich smoothie. But sometimes I want something different. Oatmeal is an alternative but I really try to limit my grain intake. So this morning, when I was out harvesting some greens from the garden (yay!), I looked at my lovely collard leaves and instantly thought… breakfast wraps! Why not?

These luscious wraps are overflowing with an apple-nut pâté, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds and are a wonderful alternative to my usual breakfast fare. I hope you will try them!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 collard leaves
  • ½ cup raw pecans
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • 2 sweet apples, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries (or frozen and thawed)
  • ¼  cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TBS raw hemp seeds

       ~ for the dipping sauce

  1. 2 TBS black cherry juice concentrate (see notes)
  2. ½ TBS pomegranate juice concentrate
  3. ½ cup water
  4. 1 cup raw cashews

Directions:

  1. First make the pâté filling: add the pecans, walnuts and apples to a food processor and pulse until combined. It’s okay if there are still some nut and apple chunks in there!
  2. Make the dipping sauce by blending all the sauce ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.
  3. Next, prepare your collard leaves (see my post on raw vegan collard wraps for step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and roll a collard wrap).
  4. Place ¼-½ cup of the pâté on the collard wrap (depending on the size of the leaf) and top with some strawberry slices, blueberries, pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds.
  5. Wrap it up!
Helyn’s Notes: I found a 100% black cherry juice concentrate by Knudsen over at Vitacost at a great price. It’s what I used in the sauce recipe. I also always have on hand pomegranate juice concentrate (Jarrow brand is the best). Both are wonderful additions to smoothies, are cheaper and easier than trying to find fresh fruit (especially in the winter) and a little goes a long way!

Serves 2 with 4-6 wraps, depending on how large your collard leaves are. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

2 responses to “Vegan Breakfast Collard Wraps with Black Cherry Dipping Sauce”

  1. Jodi Clark says:

    This looks really interesting! I like the pâté mix with fruit. I'm going to have to try- Thanks!

  2. Helyn says:

    You're welcome Jodi!

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