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

  • Joanna
    Yes please!! Would love it if you organised a meet up - I met David at Fare Healthy last year but Luise couldn't make it so I'd love to see you both this time :) congratulations on your little bump, such beautiful and happy news x
  • Wow wow wow! I scrolled down to page to get an overall look before reading the post and... o gosh! Those pictures are amazing: I am loving them so so so incredibly much! And.. congratulations for the new baby and for the amazing recipes! Aria https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/welcome/
  • Congratulations! That's great news :)
  • Aleksandra Trzeciak
    YES YES YES to a meet-up in London, I finish my exams tomorrow and it would be amazing to see you guys!
  • Anna
    I would love to see you guys in London if you're still there on the 18th!
  • birgit
    yeah - i love your new book welcome to your new baby - all my best wishes lg birgit <3
  • Yay! I just bought your new book! It looks so good next to the other two in my bookshelf! It's beautiful, you never disappoint with incredible images and recipes to match! Congratulations on everything! I've been following you guys for years and it's so lovely to see you be so successful!
  • Agnelia
    Hi guys, I'm so happy for your new family member-to be! Take care of you, Elsa and Isac. Do you also have a receit make tortilla breads yourself? Would be happy to make one by myself. Greetings from beautiful Austria (we are still waiting seeing you down here once) Agnelia
  • Katharina
    Congrats on Baby nr3! The trailer is so beautiful and makes me thirsty/hungry....hope to get a chance to buy your book, when I am in Europe next time! Thanks also for sharing the recipe: we do our green hummus here with avocado and lots of lime (since we are living in avocado heaven, Ecuador)!
  • It is a good recipe to cook for my family. I love salad so much!
  • I am very happy that the book will be in Polish version as well :-) But what about your "Travels..."? I would be glad to read in in Polish as well... Is it possible?
  • 3 is my magic number! Congrats, and don't be to scared! We manage to live in a small 3 piece apartment all 5 happily together and I shoot and work straight out of the kitchen and living room :-)! It is just a question of dedication and you two have tons of it! Hooray! love your work, big source of inspiration!!!
  • Claudia
    When will you drop in France/ more exactly near Lyon? 🙃
  • I love that book trailer! Such a nice rhythm :) So excited for the book to come out in Swedish! And congratulations on baby nr 3! Your future photo shoots are gonna be all cute and crazy family mayhem ;-)
  • Denise
    Wow I'm so excited for you 3! Another baby on the way to join your amazing family. So much happiness, congratulations! Hope Louise will remain to feel great and look as amazing as she does. I'm also very excited about your new book, will keep my eyes open!
  • Nina Khosla
    Your photography and videos and this trailer are absolutely amazing!
  • We've got 3👶🏼👭 and its busy but gorgeous! Best number ever. And we all love smoothies! I love your books, recipes and lovely photos, great inspiration for heathy living. If you do a book signing, I'll pop along with baby Myla, it will be nice to say hello, keep us posted please, and wishing you a lovely trip x
  • These wraps sound amazing! Love the addition of strawberries. We like to add fruit to every meal for the nutrients not present in vegetables & it is delicious!
  • Yvonne
    I have my book on pre order already and this video clip has got me all excited to try lots of different combinations. Thank you for being such an inspirational duo. Love you sandals Luise - can I ask where they are from? X

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