I have been playing with this idea for quite some time but I never brought it to life because I can’t bear to part with a juicy ripe mango without first devouring it and I can’t handle the thought of not eating coconut meat straight from the coconut.
Finally, I did it anyway. And BOY am I glad I did. This was so simple and pretty easy and was THE BEST raw wrap I’ve ever had. Even my hubby loved it and he hates anything that comes from the dehydrator! (#hashtaghubbyapproved)
If you do not have a dehydrator then my heart aches for you only because you will not be able to make this. I do not think a dehydrator is worth the money in a raw kitchen .. sure, it’s a neat gadget but most of the food coming out of it isn’t that great and isn’t truly fresh and raw like I believe in, anyway. Every once in awhile, though, I get my money’s worth. It’s usually in the form of kale chips. This time it was a wrap.
- 1 juicy mango
- 1 cup young coconut meat
- handful fresh basil
- Add the mango to your high speed blender.
- Take your coconut meat and chop it up finely (this helps the blender) and add to the blender.
- Blend on low to incorporate the ingredients.
- Increase the speed and use your tamper to push the ingredients down.
- Blend on high until everything is completely smooth. Pour into a bowl.
- Cut your fresh basil chiffonade style and add to the mango-coconut mixture.
- Stir everything together and then spread onto a Teflex sheet for the dehydrator.
- Dehydrate at 105 degrees until dried but still flexible.
- Peel off the liner and use as a wrap!
I see young coconut meat in so many raw recipes, but I never find it. What could I use instead?
This looks so beautiful and tasty!! I bet all those flavors together must make one nice wrap, time for me to get a dehydrator!
Oh my goodness it is just divine. I'm not a huge advocate of a dehydrator because they aren't all that necessary BUT if there ever was a recipe worth owning a dehydrator over, this is it! So delicious. Let me know if you get to make it!
Hi Liane! Oh nooo!! You're right, it's a huge staple in many raw food diets. There are some online places that you can order frozen coconut meat but that can get a bit pricey. I've also heard that some Asian markets sell frozen coconut meat so that may be an option. As for substitutions, the best I can think of right now is using dried, desiccated coconut that is unsweetened. If you process that with a bit of water until it's a paste I imagine it would spread and dry in a similar way (flexible and with a similar taste). Try it out and let me know how it works! I hope it works out well for you!! 🙂
These look amazing. I'm so making these!
As an aside… desiccated coconut won't work because it's generally derived from the flesh of a mature coconut, which is drier, denser, and higher in fat than young coconut meat. Once it's (re)dehydrated it won't be as flexible.
Thank you so much for this information! I really had no idea and so I was just throwing out an idea, but I'm glad to have additional opinions and information because mine was mostly uninformed and a hopeful guess 🙂 I really wonder if there is a good substitute for fresh coconut meat?
which dehydrator do you use? i have one of those round ones, but find it is useless as most things i want to make are square(ish) shaped. can you recommend one?
I use an Excalibur.. if you check out my Amazon store/recommendations you can see the exact one I prefer .. click on the "shop" tab up top and then look under the major appliances section. The dehydrator is listed there 🙂
About how long do you need to dehydrate this?
I'm using a Thai coconut, I'll let you know how that turns out.
I am really anxious to try this! So happy I stumbled across this recipe and your site <3
Question tho: I'm sure I'm over complicating this, but is it 1 juiced mango or 1 juicy mango? Can't tell if I am supposed to add the mango "meat" to the blender or just the juice.
So, excited about trying this!! Off to browse the rest of your site! 😀
I’m confused by the first ingredient… 1 juice mango… does that mean juice of one mango? 1 Juiced mango? Let me know as I’m itching to try this!
Hey, Sara! I meant 1 ‘juicy’ mango! Sorry for that typo 🙂 Please do try it! It’s sooooooo good