Product: Improveat’s The Pure Wraps
Looking for a good tortilla alternative? Hey…sometimes we are. I know I’m usually searching for some sort of wrap that I can use…in some fashion. And I managed to find a few options in other areas of the country…but never really in my state or region. One product that I have seen, but haven’t gotten the nerve to try are The Pure Wraps. I spotted these at a few of my local natural food stores on end caps and the like…but I just haven’t managed to talk myself into getting them.
Enter my monthly delivery from Cuisine Cube! If I haven’t gotten you curious enough to sign up for a month of this delivery…then you aren’t human. Seriously, click on the link above and check them out. It is affordable and you really do get some interesting and otherwise unknown products each month delivered right to your door. All gluten-free. How’s that for amazing?
So, in only my second cube to arrive, back in June, one of the products included were The Pure Wraps from Improveat. Hmmm…now I didn’t have to talk myself into purchasing them. I now had them within my clutches. Thanks Cuisine Cube! Anyway, I tucked these away in my hall pantry, and sort of had the fact that they were there lingering in my mind for awhile. I just needed a good reason to get them out and try them.
That moment presented itself in the week following my trip to Walt Disney World to run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. My roommate and I are getting back on track with our clean eating and I still happened to have a butternut squash from my bin a couple weeks before. I purchased some organic kale and whipped up a recipe from The Pioneer Woman for her Butternut Squash and Kale. She had a link using it as a stuffing for quesadillas. And I thought…well…I do have those Pure Wraps in my pantry. I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but I figured…it was at least worth a try.
So, that evening, I managed to properly cut a butternut squash without almost losing a finger and without much problem. I cooked up the delicious squash and kale mixture and then it was time for the quesadilla part. I retrieved the packet of Improveat’s The Pure Wraps and opened it up.
What I pulled out were squares of what almost looked like thin paper. I was now wondering how these would work with the whole “drop in some butter to crisp up the outside” method for the quesadillas. I figured there wasn’t much to lose, so, into the pan one went. It took a moment to begin to brown, but it did…so I flipped it. These didn’t exactly crisp up right away, so when I went to do the other one, I set the first on a paper towel. That’s when it began to crisp up. Maybe it would work. Maybe not. If not, just wrap it around the filling and eat it like…shawarma or something.
But…it did work. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when the wraps charred up and did become solid enough to hold the amazing filling I prepared simply with local squash and organic kale…and a little bit of seasoning. Mmmm. So, there it was…dinner. It wasn’t a normal looking quesadilla,but it wasn’t made with your typical ingredients. So…I cut them in half…and they crumbled slightly, but it worked. Dinner was served.
I was actually so happy with the way Improveat’s The Pure Wraps tasted. Considering they are made from only three ingredients, and not a typical tortilla, I wasn’t sure how well this would work. But they worked perfectly. And it was a different take on how to eat them. Next time, and there will be a next time, I think I will leave them in their natural state. But, even with the attempt at crisping them up, I still got the bit of sweetness from the coconut these wraps are made from. And this really paired well with the earthy and spicy flavors of the squash and kale that I placed inside. I was beyond satisfied with these wraps and honestly will be heading out to the store for more. I’m excited about them. I fell in love with them. And, they fall right into the clean eating regimen that my roomie and I are trying to get back on.
So, what exactly are Improveat’s The Pure Wraps made from? Simple. Each wrap is made from only three ingredients: young coconut, coconut water, and Himalayan sea salt. Boom. That’s it. You can’t get more pure than that! The entire purpose of these wraps being created by Improveat (based out of Atlanta, Georgia) was to have a healthy bread/tortilla substitute that was highly nutritious, free of major food allergens (including gluten!) and convenient for today’s busy lifestyle. It took over two years of research and testing to come up with the right product, realizing the vision of the creators without sacrificing their high standards. Talk about a labor of love…and one that really paid off. These wraps are gluten-free, raw, alkalline, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free and egg-free.
As far as nutritional information goes, Improveat’s The Pure Wraps come in a package containing four wraps. A serving size is one of these wraps. One wrap will serve up 60 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. They are cholesterol free. You will be consuming 240 mg sodium and less than 1 gram of sugar. Don’t you love that. These wraps won’t make you feel bloated or stuffed either. Each one contains less than 1 gram of fiber and they have no natural protein. Thanks to the coconut that goes into each one, you also get a bonus of 120 mg potassium. Gotta love that.
And you will love these wraps. Honestly. I can’t wait to try them again, and this time just use them in the simple manner they are prepared. Just fill, roll and enjoy. But, on a whole, these were very good the way I prepared them too. They held up to even cooking, which I wasn’t sure how that would work but it did.
So, once again, Cuisine Cube, you have made a believer out of me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to try a product that I had been too nervous to try before. Stepping out of your comfort zone when it comes to food is important, and this made it easy to do so.