4 Healthy Summer Meals by Ellen Cotten

Check out the video recipe of these meals    HERE

Check out the video recipe of these meals HERE

Veggie Nori Wraps

Nori sheets
Purple cabbage
Bell pepper
Fermented shredded carrots
Garlic powder
Ginger powder
Sriracha seasoning
Coconut aminos

Chop desired amount of purple cabbage in a food processor
Mix in desired amount of garlic powder, ginger powder and Sriracha seasoning to chopped cabbage. This will be the "rice" for the wraps. 
Slice 1 bell pepper and 1 cucumber into long thin strips
Place 1 nori sheet flat on a bamboo sushi mat
Place purple cabbage onto nori sheet, covering about 3/4 of the sheet
Place sliced cucumber in a row on top of the cabbage
Place sliced bell pepper on top of cucumber
Top with shredded fermented carrots
Add sprouts to the top of all of this
Begin to roll the wrap using the bamboo sushi mat for extra support
Cut into 3's
Enjoy with coconut aminos as sauce

Acai Bowl 

1 Sambazon frozen acai pack
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
Splash of coconut water
1 Sliced banana
1/4 cup chopped pineapple
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon coconut shreds
1 teaspoon honey

Add acai pack, frozen bananas, frozen strawberries and a splash of desired liquid to a high speed blender. (Using very little liquid allows you to get that thick, froyo like texture. 
Blend until thick and creamy. (Using a tamper helps push down frozen fruit and blend faster.)
Scoop blended fruit base into a bowl
Top with sliced bananas, pineapple, coconut shreds and cacao nibs
Drizzle with honey or agave for extra sweetness


Mango Chia Seed Pudding

4 tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 champagne mango
1 banana
1 cup non-dairy milk
1 teaspoon honey
Cap full vanilla extract or dash of vanilla powder

Puree 1 mango in blender
Place 4 tablespoons chia seeds in a jar
Add 1 cup non-dairy milk to chia seed jar (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
Stir with fork to separate seeds
Mix in 1 teaspoon honey
Add dash of vanilla powder or extract
Stir again
Pour mango puree over top of pudding
Put lid on jar and refrigerate overnight
When ready, add desired chopped fruit for toppings. I just added 1 sliced banana. 


Tropical Fruit Plate


Edible flowers

Chop all fruits to desired size and shape
Slice 1 small lime to squeeze over papaya
Decorate with edible flowers (optional)