There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that wraps are far superior to the old traditional sandwich. They're lighter, more versatile, let your ingredients sing and are far easier to whip-up and take on the go. Less easy, however, is finding store-bought wraps that don't contain a whole lot of unnecessary additives, are actually good for you (despite what many of them claim) and don't cost the earth. Enter: my easy-to-make protein-loaded wraps that are as good for you as they are delicious!
This recipe is perfect if you're looking for healthy thermomix recipes that are high-protein, low-carb meals that are quick and easy to whip up. Whether you're on the hunt for a low-carb snack to tackle that 3pm energy slump, a high-protein food for a post-workout meal, low-carb breakfast ideas or wanting to make some gluten-free pizza bases for your family's dinner, these low-carb wraps are just the ticket!
Rather than using traditional wheat, this recipe uses Buckwheat. This enables the wraps to remain soft and flexible without cracking or breaking as well as increases their health benefits tenfold. Buckwheat is a nutritional powerhouse that actually isn't related to wheat at all, meaning it's gluten-free friendly. In this recipe, I use buckwheat groats, which are the hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant. They have a mild, nutty flavour that's similar to oats and give these wraps a great flavour as well as the added benefits of essential amino acids as well as high levels of zinc and iron. Plus, these dynamo nuggets are considered a complete protein, so along with their good friends almonds (one of the most high protein nuts and loaded with healthy fats and fibre), you'll be fuller for longer and loaded with energy minus the post-high-carb comedown.
If you'd like to add a little extra flavour to your wraps, try incorporating fresh herbs (chopped finely in the Thermo before step 1) or dried herbs and a pinch of your favourite spice combo (added in step 2). I also often like to add a teaspoon of Gevity Rx Bone Broth at step 2 for a big flavour and nutrient boost that's loaded with good stuff to support your joint and gut health and is one of the highest collagen foods.
I like to use a small frying pan when making them with the base of approx. 15cm in diameter so that each wrap can be swirled easily to the edges and they're all uniform in size. This recipe is also easily halved, doubled or even tripled so you can make the amount that suits your household or make extra and freeze for future use – simply freeze in portioned lots or with sheets of baking paper between each wrap to prevent them sticking.
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1. Add Almonds and Buckwheat into the Mixing Bowl and MILL / 12 SEC / SP 9, scrape down the sides.
2. Add all remaining ingredients except for Coconut oil and MIX / 10 SEC / SP 5. Scrape down sides and bottom and repeat for 10 SEC / SP 5.
3. Heat a small frying pan on High (but not highest) heat and add ½ tsp Coconut oil. Pour mixture from the mixing bowl into the Measuring Cup (MC) up to the halfway mark to give you the same amount of 50mls of mixture per wrap.
4. Pour mixture from MC into the heated pan and quickly swirl the pan to spread the mixture out to an approx 15cm diameter and cook for approx 2 minute on the first side. The best way to describe when it is ready to flip is when you look at the top (uncooked side) the wet look of the mixture has all dried. You can also lift up an edge to check it is starting to brown. Carefully flip and then fry a further 1-2 minutes on the other side.
5. Add ½ a tsp of Coconut Oil into the frying pan before each wrap mixture. Repeat process until all wraps are done.
• I like to use a small frying pan with the base approx 15cm in diameter so that each wrap can be swirled easy to the edges of the pan and the lot comes out the same.
• If you like, you can flavour the wraps by using Fresh Herbs (chopped finely in Thermo before Step 1) or add dried Herbs or spices into Step 2.
• Add 1 tsp Gevity Rx Bone Broth into Step 2 to increase nutrient density and add benefits.
• These wraps freeze well. I recommend either freezing in portion lots or with bits of baking paper in between to easily split. They don't stick together once defrosted, it's only if you wish to only take some out and not all of them out at the same time.