If you’re vegan or are trying to be, I am sure you get asked the question, “how do you get your protein,” all the time. Am I right? I get asked this almost weekly, which is totally okay! I actually love answering the question because I get to enlighten people with all the proteins there are besides meat. Tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa, nut butter, hemp seeds & the list goes on! Most people have no idea protein is in these food choices. Minds are usually blown & opened. Absolutely love it!
I always try to start my day with eating a breakfast high in protein. Not only does it give me energy but it keeps me feeling full which is so very important. I probably whip up a tofu scramble at least 3 times a week which got me thinking why don’t I put it into a breakfast burrito? Sounded like a wonderful idea. Especially since I hadn’t had a “breakfast burrito” since before I stopped eating meat. Well, I just had to change that. Introducing – protein packed vegan breakfast burrito! Healthy + hearty + tasty. You are going to love these!
½ medium red onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
12 oz extra firm tofu (pressed, see notes)
1 Tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cumin
Sea salt & pepper to taste
½ cup black beans
½ avocado (chopped into small pieces)
⅓ cup salsa of choice (I used pico de gallo)
2 large whole wheat tortillas
Place a medium sized skillet over medium heat and add your oil. Once heated add your onions & season with s&p. Cook until cooked down & starting to lightly brown (about 4-5 minutes). Add your garlic & cook (stirring constantly) for another minute.
Add in your tofu (crumble it with your hands, see picture). Add in turmeric, cumin and another pinch of sea salt & pepper. Stir until fully combined. Remove from heat.