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Get into the wrap game! No, I don’t mean a hip hop career, I mean cleansing! I love eating wraps for a cleanse diet because it’s a great way to eat all of your cleanse vegetables and have fun! I love this collard green wrap in particular because it’s super elegant, and collard greens are packed with anti-oxidants!

Collard Green Wrap

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1 collard green leaves (each at least 11 by 11 inches)
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½ persian cucumber peeled, seeded, and cut into long strips about 1/4 inch thick
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½ avocado large, ripe, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
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¼ tomatoes ripe, halved and thinly sliced
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Sunflower seed spread (pick up at Whole Foods or one of your local, crunchy, hippie spots)

Using a sharp knife, cut out the center of vein from the collard green leaf. This will pretty much cut the leaves in half, which is what you want. Now cut each half in half again, making 4 equal pieces.

Lay the collard green pieces on a work surface. Spread 1 1/2 tblsp. of sunflower spread in the center of each piece of collard green. Lay 2 cucumber strips, 2 avocado slices, and 1 tomato slice over the spread on each piece. Toss the mixed salad greens with enough extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to season to coat the greens lightly. Place a few leaves of the mixed salad greens on top of the tomatoes. Roll up the collard green pieces around the fillings, tucking under one side to hold the filling in.

Stick toothpicks through the wraps to keep them together. Serve the remaining mixed salad greens alongside.

CHEF:

Elissa Goodman

Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Los Angeles

Elissa Goodman

After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her husband wasn’t as fortunate; he succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was only 45 after a regimen of doctor-prescribed chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges.

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