An alternative to the popular chia pudding, this healthy breakfast is anti-inflammatory and good for digestive health. It's also quick to prepare the night before and is easy to take with you when you're on-the-go.
- B Breakfast
- DF Dairy free
- GF Gluten free
- Ve Vegan
- VG Vegetarian
- S Sweet
- HH Heart-healthy
- GUT Gut-healthy
- Prep time 5 mins
- Serves 1
- Difficulty easy
- Mix all ingredients together in a jar, ensuring that the vanilla seeds are well distributed.
- Place lid on and refrigerate overnight.
- Serve topped with raspberries, and yoghurt if desired (exclude/substitute yoghurt for dairy-free and vegan option).
By Jean Hailes naturopath and herbalist Sandra Villella
This recipe is an alternative to the popular chia pudding. Linseeds (also known as flaxseeds) are a rich source of the essential fatty acid α-linolenic acid, which has anti-inflammatory effects.
Linseeds are also a good source of dietary fibre and contain phytoestrogens. ¼ cup of linseeds in this recipe provides about 7g of dietary fibre, just under one third of the recommended 25g required for women daily (add the almonds, coconut and raspberries and one third of the recommended daily amount of fibre is roughly achieved). Cardamom calms the digestion and provides a lovely taste combined with the vanilla.
Ensure that you drink adequate water to facilitate the fibre action. Fibre helps to slow down stomach emptying and helps to keep you stay fuller longer. Because of the high fibre in linseeds, it may cause possible bloating or increased bowel movements in some individuals.