Have you ever experienced one of those weeks where nothing is moving as it should? Your digestion is slow, your tummy is cramped, and you swear you’ve never been this bloated ever.
I know, it may be a bit embarrassing to admit or talk about, but everyone goes through it at one time or another…. I promise.
I’ve suffered from my fair share of digestive complications. Anytime I’m stressed, overwhelmed, or upset about something, my digestion takes a hit. The smallest bit of anxiety can throw everything out of whack for me.
The most recent blow to my digestion is coming from the transition I’m making from my full-time marketing job to a life of full-time blogging and nutrition consulting. I’m ready to begin the next chapter, but having committed to staying at the office until the end of July, all of my dreams and aspirations are on hold until August 1. It’s left me feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and generally unhappy.
When life gets like this, my digestion flares up leaving me with a tight belly and a busy mind. While incorporating meditation, breathing exercises, journaling, and healing foods generally helps me through these moments, I’ve felt like something was missing.
That was until a reader asked me whether or not I thought budwig cream would be a good breakfast for her and her family. There’s nothing better than receiving a question about something you know nothing about. Each question is a new opportunity to learn and I spared no time in figuring out what this budwig thing was all about. Turns out the stuff is pretty darn nutritious.
Healthy fats + detoxifying ingredients + and fiber power = a healthy and balanced breakfast in my books!
I decided to try out the basic recipe, subbing the cottage cheese for non-dairy almond yogurt and enjoying it with a couple of soaked almonds and fresh fruit. I’ve had a bowl every day for breakfast since so figured it was about time I share this life changing recipe with you!
- 2 tablespoon whole brown flax seed, freshly ground
- 1 tablespoon whole grain like millet, buckwheat, quinoa, oats, rice, or teff, freshly ground
- 1 whole banana, frozen or fresh
- ½ cup non-dairy yogurt
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon flax seed oil – I used royal harvest caramel flax seed oil
- !Optional toppings
- Fresh berries, sliced banana, kiwi, shredded unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, slivered almonds, etc.
- Ground flax seeds and grains.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with fruit, nuts, and seeds.
The very same day that I was introduced to a new awesome digestive healing recipe, Superstore started carrying this almond-based yogurt. If that’s not a sign that I was meant to eat this pudding, I don’t know what is.
Amande yogurt is highly cultured, lightly sweetened, and gluten-free and dairy-free. Whoop!
This recipe couldn’t be easier to put together. It’s like a smoothie… only better.
I know, I just said it’s better than a smoothie. You’re probably thinking, ‘What’s wrong with you?’
I’m not even kidding, it’s better.
Dress up your vegan pudding with fresh fruit, soaked nuts or seeds, or eat plain. It’ll change the way you deal with digestive traffic jams ;)
For another one of my favorite happy tummy recipes, check out my ginger and mint fruit salad.
Do you feel that your digestion is often affected by your state of mind?