First a MASSIVE THANK YOU to long-time reader Sharon, who sent us this awesome breakfast burrito recipe.
We absolutely love them, they are the BEST breakfast burritos we’ve ever eaten! You rock Sharon, they’re soooooo good! Thank you for sharing!
So how do you like to start your day? With a delightful tangy bite, that’s quick and easy and sets you up for your day? Yeah, me too! That’s why I want to share this incredibly versatile, healthy breakfast recipe with you.
Sure, sometimes when you’re on the go, a slice of toast is all you have time for. But aren’t you tired of starting your day with another boring slice of toast and feeling hungry just an hour afterwards?
Well, with this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to eating toast on the go again. Imagine a breakfast quesadilla that is quick, easy and truly delicious… Who wouldn’t want to start their day with that?!
‘Avo’ good one!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve seen how popular avocados have become over the years – whether it’s an avocado smoothie, a flower avocado for brunch or even a chocolate mousse made entirely from avocados, they are everywhere.
But did you know how incredibly nutritious they are for you? So, not only do they look good on ‘the gram’ they have several health benefits too.
For example, avocados are packed full of potassium (even more than bananas!).
Potassium is one of the most important nutrients in the body and has various roles which include regulating your blood pressure and allowing your nervous system to function properly.
Diets rich in potassium may be able to help reduce your blood pressure, too.
Avocados are also full of fat, with 77% of the calories coming from the fat. They are packed full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, with the majority being oleic acid. Oleic acid is an incredibly healthy fatty acid and seems to help reduce inflammation in the body and reduce the risk of certain types of cancers.
So who wouldn’t want to munch on a homemade healthy breakfast burrito jam-packed full of nutritious avocados in the morning? Especially when you can take photos for ‘the gram’ right?
Low-fat, high-protein delight
If you’re following a high-protein diet, then this breakfast quesadilla (yep you can make it like a quesadilla if you’d prefer, check out the pics below!) recipe is for you.
Not only is it packed full of healthy nutrients from the avocado, but the addition of cottage cheese makes it a high-protein meal too.
Consider a reward similar to this: As an added benefit, the protein in cottage cheese digests relatively slowly which will help you to feel fuller for longer.
It’s important to incorporate high-protein meals into any diet as it digests slowly, helping you to feel full for longer periods of time.
Did you know just one cup of cottage cheese has a staggering 28 grams of protein in?
Plus, don’t forget about the leafy green spinach, making this a truly healthy breakfast burrito bite. Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, which can be of benefit to your eye health, strengthen your bones and reduce oxidative stress.
How to make the best breakfast burrito
Now you know how good the breakfast burritos are for you, I’m guessing you want to know how to make them. Well, this where it gets even better – the recipe is so easy to follow you’ll only need 15 minutes to follow four simple steps and bob’s your uncle, you’ve got a deliciously healthy homemade breakfast that will fill you up with all the nutrients you need.
Switch it up to create your own
This minty, green breakfast burrito is just one quick example of how you could start your day. But you can switch up the flavours any way you want.
For example, if you want it to be vegan-friendly, why not swap the cottage cheese to dairy-free yoghurt?
Or, if you want a high-protein breakfast, why not add a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds to the avocado mix? Or perhaps flaxseed for some omega 3s?
The options are endless, so go on, have fun and create something delish!
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Pineapple Cottage Breakfast Burrito
- 2 wraps ( we recommend wholegrain when possible)
- 2 handfuls spinach (roughly torn)
- 5 oz low fat cottage cheese (5oz = 160g)(feel free to use regular cottage cheese if you prefer)
- 5 oz pineapple rings (5oz = 160g)(tinned or fresh)
- 1 large avocado
- 1 handful peas (frozen is fine)
- 5 leaves mint, fresh (chopped)
- black pepper
- Put the peas in a bowl and cover with hot water. Leave to stand for a few minutes and drain.
- Chop the mint leaves.
- Now, add the avocado flesh in with the peas, mint, salt, black pepper and mash it all together.
- Fold the tortilla wraps in half and pop into a toaster til just starting to brown on the outside – they’ll go a bit crisp but the inside is still soft. You can also give them a quick fry in a pan (no oil) or a quick blast in a microwave.
- Unfold the tortillas onto a plate, spread half the avocado mix and half the cottage cheese on one side, top with the spinach and pineapple and fold back over.