The Energizing Pita Wrap!
Hey everyone, I am relatively new to this forum but I wanted to share a recipe
with all of you. This pita wrap has served me well during competitions, before my workouts and days where I just want a small "snack".
This is taken right from my blog. Think of it as a welcoming gift? ;)
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As promised, today I will reveal one of my very first ‘recipes’ to the public. It’s a pita wrap that will provide all the energy that you need for a great workout. Did I make a mess in the kitchen? You better believe it… but was it worth it? Hell yeah!
First, let’s get a few things out of the way. This wrap has a good combination of carbohydrates which will provide lasting energy for hours. It can be used by athletes before a big game, a big competition or a big workout in the gym. Eat it 30 minutes prior to any physical activity.
It’s also pretty portable so it’s a great breakfast wrap on the go!
Another thing you will notice is the intentional exclusion of PROTEIN. DO NOT put meat or take any source of protein with this wrap, you will be asking for a problematic digestion cycle. The reason for this is simple, this wrap has avocados which INHIBITS the digestion of protein… which means it will stay in your stomach for a while.
Trust me, I LOVE meat, but that doesn’t mean it has to be included in every meal, this wrap tastes awesome on its own.
Ok enough talk, let’s get on with it!
Cooking and Preparing time: 20 mins, serves 1
· 1 cup broccoli
· ? cup mushrooms (chopped)
· 2 tablespoons carrot (finely chopped)
· 2 tablespoons squash (finely chopped)
· 2 tablespoons red peppers (finely chopped)
· ? onions
· 1 whole wheat pita
· Some mayo
· 3 thin slices of pickle
· ? cup lettuce… romaine NOT iceberg (finely shredded)
· 2 slices avocado
PREPARE THE VEGETABLES:
Cut the broccoli into thin lengths and use only the top portion (the floret) and put all the vegetables (minus the avocado) into a work or pan. Add 10ml of water, and a hint of your favourite spices and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Cook vegetables till they are slightly tender. BE CAREFULL NOT TO OVER COOK YOUR VEGETABLES… OR THEY WILL LOSE THEIR HEALTH PROPERTIES.
Once they are ready, turn off the heat source and add some bbq sauce over the vegetables and mix them until the sauce is spread evenly.
PREPARE YOUR PITA:
Heat your pita on a pan, a little bit on both sides. Make sure it’s still soft and warm, NOT crisp. Then place it on a sheet of plastic wrap (or wax sheet I think its called) and cut a sliver so that the pocket opens up easily. Now spread a thin layer of mayo (don’t go overboard with this please) and place all your vegetables in the center, forming a line.
Wrap up your pita tightly and take a bite. Mmmmm…
FOR US CARNIVORES:
If you would like to eat meat, you can do so after an hour of having the wrap. Again, I cannot stress enough, do not eat meat with this wrap… you will feel the complete opposite of an energy boost. Meat takes hours and hours to digest, its carbohydrates that give you energy.
So there you have it, a convenient pita wrap with a swift kick in the behind to get you moving.
Try it out and let me know what you think… and if you can add possible tweaks to it, post it here.
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- Sahil M
P.S- I can't post links yet, but if you want to check out my blog go here:
www [dot] flawlessfitnessbook [dot] com/blog
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