These lettuce wraps are amazing because they are so darn versatile. I use tons of fresh veggies in mine but you can add beans, rice and yes, even some meat if you choose. They are great for picnics, lunches and even packed up for your summer beach trips.
3 vine ripe tomatoes – diced
1 large cucumber – diced
1 cup cilantro
1 organic avocado
2 stalks celery
2 cups chopped cabbage/slaw mix
1 cup julienne sliced carrots (quick & easy hint: matchstick carrots from your produce department)
4 T lemon juice
2 t minced garlic
1 ripe mango or pineapple – cut into long strips
1 head romaine lettuce
Directions: Chop all veggies (except lettuce and mango/pineapple) and mix together in a large bowl. Whisk together garlic and lemon juice and pour over veggies. Toss until coated.
Lay out largest romaine leaves and spoon veggie mixture into leaves. Top with sliced mango or pineapple. Pick them up like you would a taco. Enjoy!
Today, we begin our series with Kailee. She will be joining us here at Wicked Ways as our very own personal chef. In addition to being an amazing cook, she is also a pretty nifty human being. Most chefs would have to audition for a gig like this but Kailee didn’t have to apply for the job because for the past 12 months or so, I have been her personal guinea pig whenever she has had the urge to try out her talents as a veg chef. (Who is spoiled here? That’s right, MEEEE !)
We are all about the simple here at Wicked Ways so we decided to start off the foodie videos easy too. Kailee is sharing our family’s personal favorite Green Smoothie recipe. We love to start our mornings with this smoothie because it is loaded with vitamins and tons of other foodie goodness. When you start your day with a nutrition packed smoothie, it helps to wake up your digestive system gently and then gives you a great dose of energy to kick start your day.
* Please note that we use our beloved Vitamix machine for all of our smoothie needs but you can enjoy yummy smoothies using your own blender of choice. (If you are interested in the Vitamix or BlendTec machines, please make sure to check out our store link in the top navigation. )