Your digestive system is one of your biggest detoxification engines. It is also home to your body’s microbiome
- a personalised community of bacteria that live off what you eat and drink.
When fed the right food, your own army of good bacteria helps your body stay well by supporting your immune system, assisting in the breakdown of foods to get the most nutrition out of them and getting rid of toxins and inflammation.
At different times your digestive environment can be thrown off kilter with alcohol, fatty foods, refined carbohydrates and sugar all having an impact on your digestive bacteria balance.
Get your microbiome back on track by feeding it the right food starting with this breakfast.
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The chia seeds
are loaded with soluble fibre which act as a prebiotic
- a food that feeds the growth of your own beneficial bacteria. Prebiotics are an important part of maintaining a balanced microbiome after you have put all the good bacteria in via a probiotic.
Once you’ve added the vitamin-C rich mango, fibre-rich dates, coconut which is full of healthy fats and antioxidant-rich lime zest, you have got yourself a breakfast that is gut-loving, nutritious and a beautiful way to start your day.
Chia pudding with mango, date & lime
gluten free, vegan option
- 200ml plain Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
- 100ml coconut milk
- 2 tsp honey or preferred sweetener
- 4 tbsp black chia seeds
- 1 mango, peeled and cut into slices
- 2 fresh medjool dates, pitted and sliced
- 2 tbsp toasted coconut flakes
- 1 lime, zested
How to make
- Between two glass jars, evenly divide the yoghurt, coconut milk, honey and chia seeds and then stir each jar’s ingredients together so everything is well combined. Place the lids on the jars and leave them to set in the fridge for 10 minutes
- After ten minutes, remove your pudding jars from the fridge, stir the chia mixture in each jar one more time and then top each one with mango, sliced dates, toasted coconut flakes and the lime zest. Enjoy immediately or place the jars back in the fridge with their lids on for up to 3 days
- The longer you leave your puddings to set, the thicker they will get. If you find your pudding to be too thick for your preference when you are ready to eat them, stir through some extra coconut milk to loosen the pudding up before enjoying
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