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
¾-1 tbsp ground flaxseed (or linseed)
¾-1 tbsp psyllium husk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 C frozen or fresh berries
1-2 tbsp protein powder
2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
1 heaped tsp nut/seed butter i.e. peanut, almond, hemp, tahini etc.
Water, boiled - to desired consistency
2 tbsp maca root powder
1 tsp cacao nibs
Place flaxseed, psyllium, cinnamon and berries into a pot and add in approx. 1/3 C boiling water. Stir continuously on a low heat
Continuously stir the porridge mixture, adding more water if necessary. You want the mixture to be combined but not gloopy, as we will need to add in the remaining powder ingredients.
Once you are happy with the consistency, turn off the heat and add in the protein and maca powder (optional). 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!