Speedy Gut Healing Pudding with Strawberries

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Is weight loss only about forming a calorie deficit? Definitely not.

Yes, it is fundimentally important, but what’s just as important whilst you’re doing this?

  1. Optimising your gut health by ensuring you’re eating lots of dietary fibre

    When you have a well balanced, healthy microbiome, it actually affects your ability to lose weight as it can control your sugar cravings, hunger levels and ability to store and burn fat. To read more about this, make sure you’ve read this blog!

  2. Focussing on preserving muscle mass whilst you lose weight.

    Why? Because when you lose weight your body doesn’t (unfortunately) only lose fat, it also loses muscle and we really don’t want this.

    Muscle is an extremely metabolically active tissue. So, the more muscle you have, the more calories you can burn through and hence the higher your metabolism. We want to preserve our precious muscle whilst the fat comes off to keep our metabolisms high and to do this, it’s really important to meet you protein needs and fuel yourself correctly as you drop your calories. I take this very seriously in my meal plans!

Also, flaxseed meal is personally my “ingredient of the moment”.

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Why? It’s super high in dietary fibre AND it is high in anti-inflammatory omega 3’s. So, if you don’t eat a whole lot of fish, this is a must to begin to include in your daily diet.

It’s also high in protein and lignans (which have anti-cancer benefits) and has been found to help lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

The chia seeds are also powerhouses in terms of dietary fibre, omega’s and protein.

Honestly, the mixture of everything in here is pretty damn powerful for your health and I eat this every morning after I have my PT sessions (in some way or form… it’s not always with berries and coyo, it depends if they’re in the fridge! But I get it into my stomach somehow!

The recipe is:

  • Gluten free

  • Sugar free

  • Dairy free

  • Egg free

  • Suits a moderately low carb lifestyle

  • Vegan

  • High fibre ( a whopping 16 g!!!)

So, here’s the recipe!

Speedy Gut Healing Pudding with Strawberries

Serves: 1

Time: 2 mins (make the night before or the morning of!)

Ingredients

Pudding:

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (or 1 tbsp protein powder)

  • Approx 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tsp granulated xylitol or stevia

To serve:

  • 1/4 cup plain natural coconut yogurt (or plain, full fat greek yogurt if you don’t avoid dairy)

  • Extra cinnamon if desired!

  • 1/2 cup berries (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

Method

  1. Combine flaxseed meal, chia seeds, hemp seeds and sweetener in a small mug or bowl, then gradually add almond milk, stirring, until a thick pudding forms. You can eat it straight away or store this in the fridge until you're reading to eat it.

Top with yogurt, strawberries, cinnamon, cacao nibs and a little extra sweetener if you like!


Notes:

  • If you can digest dairy well, you can certainly swap the coconut yogurt to plain, full fat, greek yogurt. This would be a better option (only if you digest it well) as it would add a little more protein to the meal. Also, as it is lower in calories than coconut yogurt, you can have 1/3 cup greek yogurt.


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Macronutrients:

Calories: 450 kcal

Protein: 13 g

Fat: 33 g

Net carbs: 16 g

Fibre: 16 g


Like this quick recipe and want more sorted into meal plans with easy to follow shopping lists and macronutrient breakdowns?

Be sure to check out my slim down eBooks if you haven’t already. The results keep blowing me away every day. My latest “Low Carb Winter Warmers” also pairs SO well with either eBook as you can sub in the dinners wherever you like!

Bec xx

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Cinnamon Apple Protein Pancakes