If you are looking for ways to prevent bloating and constipation, make this delicious chia flaxseed pudding your breakfast of choice!
Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fibre, essential vitamins and minerals like Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. It’s also rich in anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids and phenolic acids. Due to their soluble and insoluble fibre content, chia seeds can help to clean your colon naturally. It aids in better gut health, which significantly impacts overall well-being.
Flaxseed is also high in soluble fibre, which helps support and protect the lining of our gut, helping to soothe mucus membranes and reduce irritation. Healthy fats in chia and flaxseed may also aid digestion, lubricate the intestine walls, and keep your bowels moving.
For the flax seeds to do what they are good at, they must be ground. Sometimes grinding is inconvenient, so I prefer a flaxseed meal, which is ready to use.
Moringa is a powerhouse of nutrients like Vitamin C, E, Calcium, Iron and Zinc. They are all critical for a healthy digestive system. Also, it has laxative effects, which may help with constipation and keep you regular.
For the liquid, I like to use water and coconut milk. Coconut milk gives a delightful creaminess; mixing it with water makes your pudding less heavy on the gut. You can use other plant-based milk, but from my experience, coconut milk always works best.
I recommend using maple or coconut syrup as a sweetener, but honey could also work. Usually, I add a tablespoon of sweetener into a mixture and then drizzle on top of other toppings when the pudding is ready to eat.
The best thing about this breakfast is that changing your toppings changes the taste and experience of the pudding!
When I’m in a rush, I go for a chopped banana and fresh blueberries. If I have more time, I like to make a berry compote or stew some peaches or apples. Yoghurt also works wonders.
Toppings to try: fresh berries, berry compote, banana, peach, mango, stewed apples, nuts, seeds, youghurt, peanut butter, tahini, honey, maple syrup, coconut syrup, dried fig, granola.
Gut-Loving Moringa Chia Flaxseed Pudding
- 1 glass jar 600 ml
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp flaxseed ground
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp moringa powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- In the dry glass container, add first chia seeds, ground flaxseed and moringa powder. Mix well together.
- Next, add half a cup of coconut milk (approx 150 ml), followed by half a cup of water. Start mixing immediately until all the clumps disappear. In the middle of mixing, add sweetener.
- Close the container and move it to the fridge for a night or at least 2 hours.
- In the morning, divide the portion and add your favourite toppings.