I bought some tortilla wraps in an effort to wean myself off the big chunks of sourdough that I’ve been demolishing. Of course I’ve swapped one addiction for another and now I can’t stop eating the wraps, but on the positive side I have found a lovely way to eat them for brekkie.
A quick fry and shake of spice and they give out a lovely aroma and are delicious with some warmed fruit and yoghurt, nacho style.
Fruity Brekkie Nachos (serves one)
- 1 tortilla wrap
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
- Blueberries and mango (cut into cubes)
- Desiccated coconut and pistachios to sprinkle on top
Cut the tortilla wrap into 8 triangles. Melt a teaspoon of coconut oil in a frying pan and add the triangles, then sprinkle them generously with some cinnamon. Cook until the tortilla slices start to show some bubbles (around 3 mins) – then turn over and cook for another couple of minutes. Arrange on a plate.
Add the other teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan and throw in the fruit – stir fry for 2-4 minutes until the blueberries are getting soft. Then add the fruit to the plate, add some yoghurt and sprinkle with some coconut and pistachios.
I love opening the fridge to find my brekkie looking appetisingly back at me. Today it was some sesame overnight oats and a lovely mix of sesame, tahini, dates, mango, banana and coconut.
This is really quick to put together, just a bit of chopping. You don’t need a blender either as you can easily stir or whisk the milk and tahini together, so not much washing up which is always a good result.
I use tahini a lot in salad dressings and of course humus but it’s fantastic for sweeter, non savoury dishes as well. It’s slightly less sweet than the nut butters and it works brilliantly with coconut and tropical fruits.
Open Sesame overnight oats (serves one)
- 150ml coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons tahini
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 40g oats
- 2 teaspoons desiccated coconut
- 1 medjool date – chopped
- 1 banana
- 1/2 mango
Whisk or stir the tahini into the coconut milk, then stir through the sesame seeds and oats.
In a jar or bowl layer up the mango, followed by the oat mixture, then top with sliced banana, chopped date and the desiccated coconut. Leave overnight.
I’ve been trying to eat more protein and thought I’d try some Quark instead of yoghurt – as a low fat source of protein. Blending it with the maple syrup and date creates a smooth yoghurt like caramel flavoured cream. The addition of chia seeds adds some thickness to the Quark and also a little more protein. Lovely with a sliced banana and a pretty virtuous brekkie (after a weekend of complete carb loading).
Caramel Quark (serves one)
- 120g Quark
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 medjool date (or a couple of smaller ones)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Blend the Quark, syrup and date – this takes a little longer than my usual milk blending as there isn’t much mixture and the date needs to be blended.
Put the mixture into a bowl and add the chia seeds – leave for 20 minutes or more (or overnight) to let the chia seeds thicken the mixture.
Serve with banana – or any other fruit.
After the sunshine yesterday it felt like summer was around the corner and I had a craving for a plate of tropical fruit. Unfortunately this morning is a different story so I needed a bit of warmth alongside the fruit. I love peanut sauce, you could easily double the portion of sauce here but I was trying to limit the peanut butter damage – I’ve been eating rather a lot of it lately. This sauce also makes the perfect partner with banana – but again I’ve been eating rather a lot of these lately too.
Tropical fruit with hot peanut sauce (serves one)
- 1 kiwi – cut into cubes
- 1/2 a mango – cut into cubes (and a few slices if you want to make your bowl look pretty)
- A handful of blueberries
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
Put the fruit into a bowl and sprinkle the desiccated coconut on top.
To make the sauce – put the peanut butter, maple syrup and milk into a small pan and heat gently until it blends into a thin sauce (around 2 minutes). Pour over and enjoy.