Prebiotic Apple Ginger Chia Seed Pudding (gluten-free + vegan)
This Prebiotic Apple Ginger Chia Seed Pudding makes for the perfect gut nourishing breakfast. It’s flavorful and easy to make. Not to mention this Prebiotic Apple Ginger Chia Seed Pudding recipe is perfect for meal-prep (click here for more gluten-free meal-prep friendly recipes).
Because it’s a meal-prep friendly recipe, you can prep a batch and not even have to think about how you’re going to nourish your gut because meal-prep has your back! In fact, meal-prep is a great way to help you achieve your goals, but that’s for another day…
About this Prebiotic Apple Ginger Chia Seed Pudding
I mentioned that this prebiotic recipe is gut nourishing, let me explain.
Your body has what we call a microbiome. Your microbiome is an entire world of microorganisms in your body that when balanced, work for you. For instance, your microbiome has what we call probiotics, good bacteria, that provide your body with tons of benefits, one of which is immune system support as they act as your first line of defense against pathogens (bad bacteria that makes us sick).
Prebiotics (not to be confused with probiotics (your good bacteria)), act as food for your probiotics. They nourish the good guys in your gut and help them stay balanced and working for you.
This recipe features a ton of prebiotic gut nourishing ingredients. Specifically, the chia seeds, apple, and ginger are all prebiotic powerhouses and are all found in this recipe. It’s important that you use raw ginger root in order to get its maximum prebiotic activity.
But prebiotic activity aside, this Prebiotic Apple Ginger Seed Pudding, is not only gut nourishing, but it’s delicious. Definitely worth a try even if you aren’t concerned about your microbiome.
I am on a prebiotic kick, in fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret, I was inspired by the mini eBook that I wrote on “How to Hack Your Microbiome”. If you want a copy (and if you want to receive monthly supportive newsletters from me) be sure to sign up for my newsletter!
Please note, chia seeds are PACKED full of fiber. While fiber is great for you, if you aren’t used to fiber dense meals, make sure you start slow when eating chia seeds. And remember, when you increase your fiber intake make sure you increase your water intake to prevent constipation!
Prebiotic Apple Ginger Chia Seed Pudding
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk (if full-fat, water it down to your liking)
- 1 tbsp ginger root very finely shredded
- 1 apple shredded
- 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Combine all ingredients to a container (I like to use jars because they are easy to shake) and mix well
- Place a lid on your jar and let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 2-hours to thicken (it’s even better if you can wait 24 hours)
- Serve and Enjoy!
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