Posted by: thehungryrunner | June 6, 2011

Luscious Mango-Cashew Wraps: Can you say, “Oh my God”?

Every now and then I stumble upon a recipe that is just a little bit dangerous, where the ingredients, while healthy, offer tastes and textures that, put together, are almost too good for my own good.  You know those foods that suddenly make your eyes bigger than your stomach?  This is one of them for me!

But that’s not stopping me from enjoying this, my latest creation:  Mango-Cashew Wraps.  This must be a plum year for mangoes, for the ones I’ve been taking home from any grocery store have all been ripe, sweet, and very juicy.  And while peanut and even almond butter have worked well for these wraps (well come on, I had to experiment to make sure I got it just right!), I find the more mellow flavor of the cashew butter to be the perfect foil to the tropical intensity of the mango.

Give it a try after your next run and see if it doesn’t help the recovery of your palate as much as it does the recovery of your muscles!

Luscious Mango-Cashew Wraps

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 2-3 low-carb tortillas
  • crunchy cashew butter, about 2 Tablespoons per tortilla
  • Option:  sprinkle of cinnamon

Spread each tortilla with a generous layer of cashew butter.  Top with the fresh mango, on just the one half.  Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.  Fold the tortilla in half and press gently to “glue” with the cashew butter.  Can be eaten as is or after a 10-second warm-up in the microwave (as if it wasn’t to die for already).

Enjoy!  But be aware, one may not be enough!

Evamarie Pilipuf is a stretching consultant based in southern California, and the owner/operator of www.TheFlexibilityCoach.com, a membership site where athletes stretch and do yoga online via Evamarie’s audio and video guidance.

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