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I usually make a big batch of this and keep it in an airtight jar on the counter and just take out a few tablespoons at a time for breakfast. I’ll mix up the fruit that I use according to what’s available (seasonal) or what I’m feeling I need. I tend to stick to lower sugared fruits in general and in the winter using more pears and apples or frozen blueberries

I find in my practice that chia seeds are fabulous for regulating the bowels (constipation, looser stools or IBS like symptoms) AND they’re a great source of healthy fats and protein. The flax is great for regulating hormones as well as adding a bit more fibre and some healthy fats. Add some hemp hearts for a boost of protein (which helps to stabilize blood sugar for longer periods) and a little ginger or cinnamon in the winter months to boost the warming factor and optimize your digestion. Having it warm also helps to kick-start your digestion first thing in the morning for a great start to the day.

3 cups chia (black or white)

½ cup ground flax seed

½ cup hemp hearts

¾ cup pumpkin seeds

½ goji berries (you could alternatively use dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins, dried apple, currents etc.)

optional spices – 1 tsp ground cinnamon and/or ginger (these are great for warming it up in the cold winter months and kick-starting your digestion)

½ frozen blueberries, cut up apple or pear(fruit of choice)

Take 2-3 tablespoons of the chia mix and then top with your fruit of choice. Add enough boiled water to generously cover everything and let sit for approximately 10 minutes (until the water is absorbed it becomes gelatinous).