The best form of collagen we receive is that which comes from the consistent practice of making homemade bone broth. But along my healing journey, I have added in gelatin in many different ways, for many different applications, as well. One of those is through this healthy gut chia pudding.
I started making this healthy gut chia pudding a couple months ago when I increased my fiber intake from less than 10g per day to (upwards of) 40g per day. I am a total fiber machine these days, and I won’t ever give up this practice again.
There is nothing fancy or complicated about how I do this, and the secret is that as long as you get the “base” right, you can dress it up however you’d like.
What you’ll need (for sure)
- 8oz jar (I always use a recycled one from my homemade nut butters)
- 2 Tbsp Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin (I also use Vital Proteins Gelatin. Take your pick.)
Optional (and bonus) items
- Trader Joe’s Organic Liquid Stevia (I know many of you do not have a Trader Joe’s nearby. If you do, this Stevia is there as well. Updated in 2017 to add: I no longer use Stevia, so I swap this for Monkfruit. Choose what works best for you.)
- L-Glutamine Pure Powder (Read: L-Glutamine for Gut Healing)
- milk of choice
- fruit of choice
- any other pudding/parfait/yogurt toppings desired
Ready to make it? It’s going to take you less than 3 minutes.
How to make Healthy Gut Chia Pudding
- Take your 8oz jar, and fill it half way
- Place the chia seeds and gelatin in the water
- Put the cover on the jar, and shake vigorously
- Place the jar in the fridge until mixture is firm (in as little as 30 minutes)
- Remove from fridge, and add any of the optional ingredients on top
- Stir, and enjoy
(Make note: Chia seeds, while they are low-FODMAP, don’t always work for everyone in the early stages of gut healing.)
Not only is the “base” a gut healer, due to the gelatin, but it also packs in 10g of fiber! Add in all the other bonus ingredients, and you have a healthy (and super, duper simple) gut chia pudding that can’t be beaten.
I eat it at least once, if not twice, per day. (And by the way, it’s a supplement snack, not a meal replacement because this is what happens when you do not eat enough.)
If you try it, let me know what you do with yours!
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