thai lettuce wraps & chocolate brownies

10 Jun

My mom has been here at the beach now, so I had to make a delicious all-raw meal and dessert to continue to prove to her how you don’t lack in flavor or variety eating raw. I chose thai lettuce wraps with a peanut sauce and then I had to make her something with chocolate so I made a delicious fudgy-nutty-coconutty treat.

I got this organic red pepper from Ocean City Organics (first time I went there) and it was literally the perfect looking pepper I have ever seen. Have you seriously ever seen a more gorgeous organic red bell pepper?

These wraps can have any other veggie added-it would be great with mung bean sprouts, or other crunchy veggies. The sauce can be made spicy by adding some red pepper flakes! The sauce has raw almond butter, because raw peanuts/peanut butters are near impossible to find (because of mold problems with raw peanuts). I mixed the sauce with a sprouted bean trio to top on the veggies. These were beans I bought sprouted and dehydrated and soaked them myself to soften them up, but you could also sprout them yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raw “Peanut” Thai Wraps (serves 2)

Large romaine lettuce leaves (or kale)

2-3 cups of chopped or shredded veggies (carrots, celery, red pepper, green pepper, green onions, sprouts)

sprouted beans (I used green lentils, mung, and adzuki beans)

Sauce

2 1/2 heaping Tbs raw almond butter

2-3 tsp agave nectar

2 Tbs soy sauce

2 Tbs fresh ginger

2 large fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cloves garlic

added coconut water for consistency

Arrange veggies over the lettuce leaves. Combine all sauce ingredients in vitamix and mix with sprouted beans. Top bean/sauce mixture over veggies and serve!

 

Most raw desserts (especially chocolate ones) are made up of basically dates, nuts, and cocoa powder. Simple and delicious with no added sugar. Of course there are a ton of different types of desserts and other fun ingredients to add too. Raw desserts don’t compare to other processed ones, because you use the best quality ingredients from whole foods.

Soak the almonds to soften them up and release the natural enzyme inhibitors that they contain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fudgy Brownies

1/2 cup soaked almonds

1/2 cup soaked or unsoaked combo of walnuts & pecans

1/2 cup of dates & dried plums, soaked

3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp coconut oil

unsweetened shredded coconut

cinnamon

Soak almonds 5-8 hours (preferably overnight). Soak dates and dried plums for five minutes, then chop. Combine nuts and dates/prunes in vitamix and combine. Add cocoa powder, vanilla, and coconut oil. Add some shredded coconut  & ground cinnamon(optional). This will be a very sticky consistency. Press onto waxed paper, lightly press down some shredded coconut and chopped walnuts. Chill 2-4 hours in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mom who LOVES chocolate even loved of these. These were still a little sticky after being chilled, but it made them even more like fudge!

 

 

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