Thursday, 7 March 2019

Bowel Balancing Breakfast Bowl



So many people have quality of life issues caused by annoying bowel symptoms such as spasm, pain, bloating often with either constipation, diarrhoea or both. It can be really significant for some, not being able to move about freely without knowing where toilets are located. 

Often diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients may not be offered satisfactory treatment options and are left to struggle and put up with their symptoms.

This 'seed' breakfast recipe has a combination of soluble and insoluble fibres, pectin containing fruit and microorganism boosting yogurt. Now, it might not be enough to completely resolve IBS symptoms, you may need to explore further other approaches with your gut health expert practitioner, but I've seen this breakfast work wonders for people.

Ingredients

  • Flaxmeal
  • Almond meal
  • Ground sunflower seeds
  • Ground pumpkin seeds
  • Ground sesame seeds
  • Rice bran

After grinding to the consistency of coarse coffee combine above ingredients in quantities equal by weight e.g. 50g of each. Any mix not used fresh need to be stored in the fridge and used within 2 weeks.


Additions/ Optionals

  • Grated raw apple (with skin on) or stewed apple. High in beneficial pectin.
  • Plain yogurt- I like Vaalia for reliable therapeutic microbes- though any good quality will do.

In the cooler months the seed mix can be added to porridge, at other times you may just want to eat it on it's own.

Of course, if you are vegan, paleo, dairy intolerant etc coconut yogurt is a perfectly good option or yogurt can be omitted altogether.

I'd suggest giving it a couple of weeks at least and if not having any joy talk to a gut health expert for individualised advice.