Fibre is also something that we are often lacking in our diet. It's important that we have enough fibre to support healthy bowel movements and to feed the good bacteria in our gut. Fibre also supports the production of short chained fatty acids (SCFAs) which support our immune and endocrine system, while also acting as a molecular communicator allowing communication between the gut and the host - that being us!
So if you're looking for an alternative breakfast option that will fill you up, provide you with approx 10-12g of fibre then look no further!
Time: 15 minutes
DF, Ve, GF
1-2 tbps ground flaxseed (or linseed)
1 tbsp psyllium husk
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 C blueberries / raspberries
1-2 tbsp protein powder - I use Coast Daily in Vanilla or Cocoa
2 tbsp maca root powder
2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
1 tsp nut/seed butter i.e. almond, hemp, tahini etc.
1 tsp cacao nibs
Place flaxseed, psyllium, cinnamon and berries into a pot and add in 1/3 C water. Heat gently on a low heat.
In the mean time, add protein powder and maca powder into a seperate bowl and set a side.
Continuously stir the porridge mixture, adding more water if necessary. You want the mix to be combined but not gloopy, so ensure there is some liquification to it, as it will be required for the remaining powder ingredients.
Once the oats soften and all ingredients are combined (approx 3-5minutes), turn off the heat and add in the protein and maca powder. Stir until combined. Again, add water if necessary.
Place in a serving bowl and top with coconut yoghut, nut butter and cacao nibs.
This meal is the perfect balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates / fibre and taste damn good also!