I have been dealing with Leaky Gut Syndrome for a while now, but my flare ups have become irregular and almost obsolete. In fact, my gut has been fairly healthy in the past year and a half. However, this past Monday I was completely blind sided by the side effects of this crap syndrome. So for a few days I was consuming mostly liquids (coconut milk, kombucha, hot tea, and lots of water). I eased my way to coconut milk yogurt, sauerkraut and mashed up bananas. My stomach was inflamed and my energy level was insanely low due to a calorie deficit.
So now I am on a mission to repair my intestinal lining and get back to a healthy gut. My diet for the next 2-4 weeks is going be restrictive, more or less Paleo with some extra rules. I cannot eat soy, sugar, legumes, dairy, night shade vegetables, grains or anything processed by any means. Last night I had a dream I was eating Chinese food. I don’t even like Chinese food. I have been Gluten Free for almost seven years and I remember in the first year I would have dreams I was eating sandwiches all the time.
It is not complete torment, I still get to eat most of the things I love. I will be consuming lots of coconut products like coconut milk, coconut milk yogurt, coconut oil and coconut butter. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi are great for gut health and I do love an excuse to splurge on kombucha. I will be attempting my first bone broth this weekend which is supposedly deeeelish, I just hope I can find some chicken feet. Another great food group for gut health is sprouted seeds (like flax seed, chia seed and hemp seeds). Which brings me to my creation this morning.
Super Gut healthy Almond Butter
- 2 tablespoons of Almond Butter ( I use Trader Joe’s Unsalted Crunchy)
- 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Flax Seed
- 1 teaspoon of Coconut Oil
Mix them all together and enjoy! I spread mine on apple slices for a mid morning snack. This is a very filling spread so you might not need to eat the whole two tablespoons in one sitting, but it’s so good I cannot help but lick the bowl clean.