The Greek Gyro represents a work of culinary genius. There you have your pita – fried up, thick, and delicious! Homemade tzatziki, your meat (which can range from pork, veal, and beef, to turkey and chicken), your thinly-sliced red onions and tomatoes and your French fries. That’s the basic anatomy of the Gyro – an object of millions upon millions of admirers.
To recreate this spellbinding love of gyros in a ‘healthy’ fashion (because traditional gyros are a caloric blast to the system), you can make protein pitas and fill them with chicken or turkey, thinly sliced red onion, homemade tratziki, and sweet potato fries. That’s hand-held heaven right there.
In this post, we’re going to give you the recipe for the basic protein pitas. Ready for it? Here goes:
1 tablespoon psyllium husks
1 tablespoon pea protein powder
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1. Blended together and pancake-fried on an extra-virgin-olive-oiled pan.
2. To the above add some herbs. For example, add some dried coriander (it’s nice with some dried oregano too!) and 1/2 tbsp of golden linseeds (aka flaxseed). This is optional really, you don’t have to add them in; they just add a nice herby undertone to the pita.
Macros per Serving (out of 1):
10g carbohydrates (1.1g sugars)
10g fat (1.6g sat)
What you then do is just fill up the pita with a gnarly homemade tzatziki, your turkey or chicken (or veal or pork or beef), a few sliced red onions, tomatoes and sweet potato fries.