for IBS Sufferers by Julie Silver

Julie Silver D.N.N. (Diploma in Natural Nutrition) I.I.H.H.T. (International Institute of Health & Holistic Therapists) is known as Vitality Fairy and is a qualified nutritional therapist with extensive knowledge in the health and wellbeing field, working with a wide range of corporate clients and individuals. She has diplomas in nutrition, stress management and holistic therapies, with extensive professional experience in specialised areas of health and well being. She appears regularly in the press and on TV. www.juliesilver.co.uk

Buckwheat, Egg & Veg Breakfast Bowl

Cook buckwheat with sea salt and vegetables such as chopped butternut squash, carrot and asparagus, adding spring greens in the pan add the end of cooking to soften. Place in a bowl and add a soft boiled egg with chopped tomatoes or red pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and add some freshly ground black pepper.

Chia & Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Sundae

Blend a small handful of almonds (that have been soaked over night with sea salt, skinned and rinsed) with blueberries and half a cup of filtered water. Pour over chia seeds that you have placed in a glass and leave to set for 5-10 minutes. Add cooked quinoa, the rest of the almond milk and top with chopped nuts and blueberries etc.

Fruit & Nut Sprouted Oat Porridge

Cook sprouted oats with filtered water for approximately 10 minutes or soak organic oats overnight in filtered water and cook in the morning, adding more water if necessary. Blend brazil nuts (activated if possible as this makes them more digestible) with filtered water, a couple of dried figs. Pour over oats and add blueberries, plain or elderberry raw honey, brown rice syrup, maple syrup or coconut sugar if you want it sweeter.

Brown Rice, Butternut Squash with Honey Hemp Milk

Cook brown rice – short grain, long grain or basmati with chopped butternut squash. Blend 2-3 dessertspoons of shelled hemp seeds and a tablespoon of raw honey (or brown rice syrup, coconut syrup or maple syrup) with half a cup of filtered or spring water. Add to rice with chopped blueberries, activated seeds and bee pollen etc.

Miso Soup with Wakame & Rice Noodles

Soak a half an inch of wakame seaweed with a half a cup of water in a pan, bring gently to a simmer. Take a tablespoon of miso* and put in a cup adding enough water to form a paste, slowly adding a little more water to be able to pour into the pan with the wakame seaweed. Use a heat diffuser (a metal mat that goes under the pan on a gas cooker) as this will enable the miso to cook at a very gentle heat without destroying the friendly bacteria, and cook for 3-5 minutes. Pour into a bowl and add rice noodles (organic brown rice, white rice or black rice) or a whole grain.

*Miso is a live food, containing lactobacillus as in yogurt, which aids in digestion and assimilation. For centuries it has been touted as a folk remedy for weak digestion and food allergies etc.

Millet with Tahini, Honey & Strawberries

Cook millet with a pinch of sea salt and place required amount into a bowl. Put a tablespoon of tahini per person into a jar and add a dessertspoon of raw honey (or brown rice syrup, coconut syrup or maple syrup) per person and a quarter of a cup of water (add more or less for desired consistency), shake well and pour over the millet. Add fresh strawberries or other fresh or dried fruit and sprinkle with edible alpine flowers etc.

Congee with Apricot Tiger Nut Milk & Cinnamon

Before you go to bed cook 50g of short grain brown rice (rinsed thoroughly) and add a half to three quarters of a pint of filtered water in a slow cooker on low heat. In the morning blend a small handful of tiger nuts (which are not true nuts) with half a cup of filtered water and a couple of dried apricots. Pour over the congee and add pumpkin seed protein powder with fresh or dried apricots and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Quinoa with Hemp, Coconut & Date Cream

Cook quinoa or use leftovers from the previous day. Blend 2 tablespoons of shelled hempseeds, half an inch square of creamed coconut and 1 – 3 dried dates with half a cup filtered water, although add more water if you want it a milkier consistency. Pour over the quinoa and add  activated seeds and bee pollen etc.

IBS breakfast ideas | For supportive treatment of diarrhoea, allergies and IBS-D