Fat & Happy: Mashed Guac-mmus Lettuce Wrap

Looking for a simple, fresh lunch or snack that is healthy, tasty and fresh? This little number is yummy and crunchy and filled with healthy fats and protein.  I created these guacamole and chickpea wraps for one of my detoxes, and I’ve been making them ever since.

Chickpeas are only 23 percent protein. Combine with other beans, rice or sunflower seeds to make a complete protein. In this recipe we use seeds, but add rice or beans as you see fit.

Make each wrap your own by adding in additional nuts or seeds or whatever veggies are in your fridge; chop up or grate zucchini, beets, onions or fennel. Try serving atop a bed of brown rice for a complete meal.

Enjoy your happy, healthy meal, and then go do something with all your new-found energy!

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Mashed Guac-mmus Lettuce Wrap

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo beans, cooked
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon flax or extra virgin olive oil
  • dash of Himalayan pink salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 kale, lettuce or collard green leaves

On a plate, mash together the avocado, garbanzo beans, garlic, the lime and the oil. Leave some texture to the beans as you don’t want them smooth. Spread the mixture between the green leaves. Add the carrots, diced peppers, sprouts and sunflower seeds to each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Serves 1 as a lunch.

Happy Healthy Tips: Add a drizzle of Sriracha for a bit of sweet heat.

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For more recipes, go to Monique’s blog: FatandHappyBlog.com and Monique’s new site,HappyEatsHealthy.com