Summer Wraps and Bumps

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Before we get all summery with today’s little picnic recipe, we wanted to share a couple of things.

#1. This not so small bump is about to give our lives a push into yet another direction – baby nr 3! We are overwhelmed with feelings, thoughts and confusedness (how will we even fit around the breakfast table?!) but I think we’ll save all that for another blog post. Luise is feeling well and is more than halfway through the pregnancy now.

#2. Massive thanks to all of you that came to our event in Lisbon this past weekend. We were overwhelmed by your kind words, hugs (and presents!).

#3. Check out this short little video that we created for our new book. More than anything else, we wanted to show how quick, simple and colorful smoothies can be. We will also be sharing instruction videos of all the drinks in this trailer on our youtube channel. The first one is coming up in just a few days.

The book is actually available in stores in Australia today, 1 June! It will be launched in the UK on 16 June and in USA & Canada on 2 August. It will also be available in German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Polish in September.

If you live in the UK you can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk. Pre-order it from Amazon.com if you are in the US. And Booktopia.com.au in Australia and NZ.

We will be in London next week to launch the book with a bunch of events and press meetings. Unfortunately all our public events are already sold out but we are thinking about adding an impromptu little book signing/meet-up towards the end of the week if there is an interest? Leave us a comment below, letting us know if you would like to join and we will try to make it happen.

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Since our world seems to be spinning around smoothies at the moment, we wanted to share a savory recipe that you can hold in the other hand. We couldn’t think of a more perfect smoothie companion than a summery wrap filled with a green hummus.

When we make wraps, they tend to come out differently every time, but this vegan version is a real treat so I think it will be on repeat for our next couple of picnics. These are filled with large lettuce leaves, lots of herby mint & parsley hummus (also delicious on it’s own!), a lentil, avocado and cucumber salad and topped with fresh strawberries for sweetness and toasted sunflower seeds for crunch. Picnic is ready!

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Summer Wraps
Makes 8 wraps

The wraps can also be rolled directly in the lettuce leaves, without the tortilla, for a lighter gluten-free version. It is a little fiddlier but the parchment paper helps holding it all together.

8 gluten-free or whole grain tortilla bread
16 lettuce leaves (cosmopolitan or romaine)
Herby hummus (see recipe below)
Green lentil salad (see recipe below)
1 large handful sunflower seeds, lightly toasted in a dry frying pan
1 cup / 150 g strawberries, sliced

Place 2 lettuce leaves on each tortilla, then place 2-3 tbsp herby hummus filling in the middle, a couple of spoonfuls green lentil salad and top with strawberry slices and a generous sprinkle of sunflower seeds.
Fold the top and bottom edges over the filling. Roll the whole tortilla from left to right to wrap in the filling. Roll some parchment paper around them and tie with a string to hold them together while you transport them.

Herby Hummus
This makes more than you need for the wraps. Save the leftovers in a sealed jar and enjoy as a side throughout the week.

2 x 14 oz / 400 g cans cooked chickpeas / garbanzos
2 cloves garlic
½ cup / 125 ml lukewarm water
½ cup / 125 ml light tahini
4 tbsp lemon juice
4 sprigs parsley, rinsed and leaves picked
2 sprigs mint, rinsed and leaves picked
1 handful baby spinach, rinsed
salt, according to taste

Drain and rinse chickpeas and add to a high-speed food processor together with all other ingredients. Mix on high-speed for a few minutes, until smooth. Taste and feel the consistency. Add more salt or water if desired. At this point, you can also add a splash of olive oil for an extra rich hummus, if you prefer. Mix for two more minutes. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge.

Green Lentil Salad

1 cup / 250 ml cooked green lentils (any color works)
2 avocados
1/2 cucumber
10 sugar peas
¼ red onion, peeled
a few sprigs parsley, leaves picked
a few sprigs mint, leaves picked
a squeeze of lemon juice
a tiny drizzle of olive oil
salt

Rinse the cooked lentils and place in a mixing bowl. Cut avocados, cucumber, snow peas and red onion into small cubes. Finely chop parsley and mint and place all ingredients in the mixing bowl. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Mix it all and season to taste.

61 Comments

  • Wow, yet another amazing recipe and awesome news. We have three kids and can only tell you, it's soooo good. Kids are our future and yours will definitely grow up in a very nice and thoughtful family. All the best to you!
  • Looks delicious. Do you have a god recipe for glutenfree tortilla bread?
  • Sytske
    Congratulations on our new coming baby! Hope all is going well.. And those wraps I have to try.. already sad that this weekend I won't have enought time to make it.. but will try it later
  • LOVED the bump + the video <3 I really would love to come to that impromptu signing in London. It would be so lovely to meet you all! x
  • Carola
    I can't thank you enough for your recipes! And I am already looking Forward to your smoothies book in German. September is marked in my calendar :-) May everything go smoothly for your growing Little Family as well!
  • Carolyn
    these look amazing and are definitely on the menu this week! congratulations on baby #3!!! I am pregnant with my first and if you ever felt like doing a pregnancy eats post, I wouldn't complain;) take care of your beautiful family
  • I'll be at Good Roots on Saturday but would also love another day of book signing as well! Congratulations on baby #3 and the new book, such exciting times ahead for your family. Wishing you all the best =)
  • KAthleen
    Will your book come out in Belgium in Dutch too? So excited.... Are it similar smoothies as in the app?
  • beautiful book trailer! and a beautiful baby will follow, you are one lucky family:D congratulations!
  • Poppé
    Congratulations on the bump!! If you're in still London on the 18th I would love to come and see you guys! xxo
  • So much love explosions that it's crazy! Jag glaeder mig så till att se er nya bok men framförallt: makalöst stort grattis till bebisen! KÄRLEK fr Skåne!
  • Dani
    So many wonderful things! The wraps are looking awesome - that first photo! The video is so inspiring and seriously beautiful! And huge huge congrats to the bump!
  • Wow, congratulations on baby #3!! You always have the best picnic ideas, and this green wrap is no exception. Loved your smoothie cookbook trailer too. Can't wait for the Nuts & Blues recipe especially! :-)
  • I am so excited for the book! Looking forward to its US release! The video was absolutely beautiful and the photography is amazing as always.
  • I would love to come to an event in London I have your books and love to keep up with all your new recipes and you always make me smile with your anecdotes. Congratulations too on the news of the new babe Best wishes Marilynxx
  • You guys are the best! That trailer is so good, I cannot stop watching it. And congratulations on #3, so so awesome :) Sending you all the love and hugs.
  • Georgina
    I would love you to organise something impromptu! I always end up missing your events when you come to the UK - and this one was no different.
  • Vicky Lee
    Yet another delicious recipe. I live in London and would love to come to a book signing if you are doing one. Here we have both your books and regularly make your recipes. They are always such lovely meals. My family in Rome have both your books too and use them all the time, and our South African relatives too. We are all Green Kitcheners. So I will be there if you do something in London as I missed out on the events.
  • You've just managed to make me hungry..I'm fancying one of those luxurious tortillas now..and it's bedtime! Congratulations for baby nr.3 xxx
  • I'm not sure what I'm more excited for.. the fact that you two made another baby or that you made another book. ;) BIG HUGS!

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