Vegan Green Burrito recipeThis Vegan Green Burrito recipe is loaded with vegetables that will help keep you looking young and feeling great! It’s also loaded with an abundance of flavor and is filling and completely satisfying.

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
1 small bunch kale or collard greens, chopped
2 cups broccoli, coarsely chopped
2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1 medium zucchini squash, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon oregano
4 cups cooked pinto beans
Green Chili Cheeze Sauce (recipe below)
Sea salt
Whole-wheat flour tortillas

Saute onion in 1/4 cup water for 2 minutes. Add garlic, carrots, greens, and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 5 minutes.

Add broccoli, mushrooms, and zucchini. Cook 5 minutes.

Add spices and beans. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Stir in 1 1/2 cups Green Chili Cheeze Sauce. Salt to taste. Add 1/4 cup water to remaining cheeze sauce.

Roll burritos and drizzle remaining cheeze sauce over them. Garnish with chopped fresh tomato, avocado and cilantro.

Green Chili Cheeze Sauce

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped green chilies, bottled or canned
6 T lime or lemon juice
1/2 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. If needed, soak seeds in water for 4 hours to soften and ease blending.

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April Ashcroft is a nutrition coach and cooking consultant. She has a passion for teaching others how to gain optimal health through plant based nutrition. She began teaching cooking classes in 2004 through the Dixie State College Community Education program. In 2005 she co-founded the Vegetarian Society of Utah and continues to serve on the board of directors. In 2007 she created Health 4 Life Cooking classes and teaches private classes monthly. She is also available to teach for your church, business, or civic group. In 2010 she earned a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University’s Nutrition Fundamentals on-line certification program. Since 2006 she has been a member of Dr.Furhman.com where she keeps up with the most cutting edge un-bias nutritional research and loves to share it with you! In January 2012 she joined the team of providers at The Bridge Health Recovery Center where she teaches the benefits of high nutrient plant based nutrition to help those suffering from chronic illnesses and seeking health through holistic methods.

April has published two cookbooks, Whole Food Goodness and Whole Food American Favorites. Recipes in these two books are 100% vegan and are high in nutrients using only the most wholesome ingredients that you can find at most any grocery store.

She lives in beautiful southwest Utah with my husband Brian and cats Benson and Baxter. She has three daughters and seven grand-kids and loves hiking, biking, swimming, water and snow skiing, and anything that involves being in the great outdoors!