If you are running out of healthy breakfast ideas, here’s a simple porridge recipe that you can try. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, high in fiber, protein, and nutrients, and low in starch and, most of all, friendly to the gut!
Taking good care of your gut is one of the wisest investments you can make. Why? Your gut is truly at the ROOT of your health.
Your gut is where you take all the good stuff you eat and drink and transform it into the many building blocks your body needs to make energy, think clearly, sleep well, maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, and clear out toxins that need clearing out daily so you can thrive. It’s also where 80% or more of your immune system lives.
It is my passion is to work with people like you whose health symptoms–like low energy, gut/digestive issues, excess weight, mood imbalance, chronic infections, and skin & sleep problems–are getting in the way of you living life fully and with a sense of freedom in your body. I help you to regain your health so you can feel great and free to enjoy life fully.
Check out the recipe for Coconut Cardamon KetoPorridge by Leanne Vogel. (You can customize it as needed! Use almond milk rather than coconut milk if you do better with less fat; add some berries if you need more carbs). I recommend using less volume of your milk of choice, maybe 1.5 cups instead of 2 cups.
This hemp heart porridge is filling and tasty. It has a unique flavor and you can spice it up in a variety of ways (I really like it with cinnamon AND cardamom!). I was shocked at how long this porridge satisfied my appetite and kept my energy up.
What Are Hemp Hearts?
Hemp hearts are hulled seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa–the same species of marijuana, but a different variety. Hemp plant contains only a trace amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component of marijuana and will NOT cause a psychoactive effect nor cause a false positive on a drug test.
Because of its various health benefits, hemp has gained popularity over the years and is considered to be a superfood.
What makes hemp heart important to the gut?
Living up to its name as a superfood, hemp hearts contain many nutrients including Vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium sulfur, zinc and a lot more. But what makes it really important to the gut is that it contains substantial levels of healthy fats including Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is anti-inflammatory), as well as fiber.
Healthy fats are important in maintaining the optimal functioning of the gut by keeping your microbiome healthy. When your microbiome is functioning well, you absorb your nutrients in the gut and prevent large food molecules from getting into you bloodstream (aka leaky gut).
Because hemp hearts have the same amount of total carbohydrates to fiber, they’ve become an excellent choice for people like me who thrive on low starch and low carb such as those doing a ketogenic diet. Fiber can help keep your intestines at their best too. Soluble fiber provides nutrients that are helpful to your digestive bacteria. Insoluble bacteria, on the other hand, adds bulk to your stool and helps your food and waste pass through your digestive tract. Hemp hearts provide a good source of both.
You can read more about the benefits of hemp hearts through this link.
Until next time, I’m wishing you unstoppable health!