Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Foodie Natter: Carrot Cake Burritos!

Workout: 1.75 mi in 16 minutes

Me: I forgot to tell you, I made the most incredible breakfast burritos (exaggerate much, do I?)
Michelle: Ooh, what'd you make?
Me: Oh, it was so good and so easy to make. I'll have to make a batch for you guys next week. They were my carrot cake breakfast burritos!

That's right, folks - you heard it: Carrot Cake Breakfast Burritos!

I had to roast some eggplant because my weekly pot of roasted veggies wasn't going to get me through the week. I had some carrots out so I decided to roast those as well.

When I was prepping my banana + nut butter breakfast burrito (also delicious), it hit me - carrot cake breakfast burritos. Oh my gosh - a true foodie revelation!

Here's the magical ingredient list:
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 medium roasted carrots
  • 1/4 raisins (I like to plump them up by microwaving them in water for a minute)
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • dash of anise + cinnamon

Here's the nutritional info courtesy of

Not too shabby for a truly delicious treat! I felt like I was cheating, it was that good!

BTW, anise is quickly becoming my favorite sweet spice. That's right cinnamon, you better watch out!

My parents always add it to their sweet tamales (which are incredible) and I barely realized I would like that taste in other places like my oatmeal, or these burritos.

I don't know much about spices and tend to play it safe. Are there any spice combinations that you absolutely love?

In terms of my workout, talk about squeezing it in! I woke up at 5:45 thanks to my alarm hubby (I didn't even hear my alarm this time) and decided to try to run a mile. The energy started slowly oozing out and I was able to get 1.75 in and still get to work on time!

I gotta give it up for these mini-workouts, I know they're short but at least I'm doing something :)
Do you have any favorite short workout ideas?

I know I'm rambling now, but just so you know - I take back what I said about yesterday's yoga! I'm all sorts of sore in the core area. Areas that I didn't even know where possible - so you GO my favorite online yoga instructor!

NBA Game 5 - woo hoo! I gotta say - it's been a most exciting series :)

Oh also, my diet was derailed today not by dingoes, but by a work baby shower. So many goodies, so little will power. They did have the most darling baby diaper bike:



Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

Carrot Cake Burrito? Yes. PLEASE! I need to try this.