Everyone hates feeling bloated. Do you find yourself ditching your new jeans for sweatpants? Not sure whether to eat more or nothing at all? We’ve been there. 

Read part one of this blog series to learn the difference between bloating and distension, what causes distension, and which diets may mitigate it. Part two talks about the Cedars Sinai diet – arguably the best diet for reducing distension.

The recipes listed below align with the Cedars-Sinai diet for combatting distension. Let’s jump in!

Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie recipe will perk anyone up no matter the time of year.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp organic additive-free sugar-free nut butter 
    • We suggest crunchy almond butter 
  • One handful spinach
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • Optional: 1 scoop IgY Nutrition powder

Directions:

  • Blend your almond milk with your almond butter.
  • Add the spinach in and blend.
  • Add the strawberries in and blend.
  • Add your pumpkin seeds in and blend until there are bite-sized chunks of the seeds in the smoothie.
  • Enjoy!

Cream of Rice

Cream of rice is like oatmeal, but it’s creamier and less-fermentable (better for distension). Feel free to switch up your cream of rice recipe however you would like.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup cream of rice
  • 1 ¾ cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp organic additive-free sugar-free nut butter 
    • We suggest crunchy almond butter 
  • Sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds/pepitas

Directions:

  • Prep your cream of rice as it instructs you to on the box. Include your almond milk in this step.
  • Melt your almond butter in the microwave and drizzle it on the top of your cream of rice. 
  • Top with sliced strawberries and pumpkin seeds.

Meaty Omelet

We love eggs here at IgY Nutrition (for various reasons). Check out this omelet recipe to satisfy that craving.

Ingredients:

  • Three eggs
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • One handful of chopped spinach
  • ½ one chopped bell pepper
  • ½ one sliced tomato
  • 3 oz cup onion, if tolerated
  • ¼ cup ground beef
  • 2 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ one sliced avocado

Directions:

  • Cook your ground beef on medium in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Chop and slice your vegetables and begin sauteing them on medium in 1 tbsp oil.
  • While your vegetables are cooking, beat your eggs and combine them with the almond milk. Add some salt and pepper into the mix to taste.
  • When your meat and vegetables are done, turn the heat off.
  • Coat a new pan in a layer of 1 tbsp of oil. 
  • Pour about ½ of your egg mixture into the pan.
  • Top the egg mixture with your meat and vegetables. 
  • Top this with the rest of your egg mixture. 
  • Heat the pan to medium and let your omelet begin to cook. Once the bottom side becomes solid, fold the omelet on itself. Let it cook for a few more minutes until the center is no longer liquid either.
  • When the omelet is done cooking, put it on a plate and top it with salt, pepper, and sliced avocado.

Thanks for joining us today! Check out part four for lunch and dinner recipes. Tag us in photos of your breakfast on Instagram @igynutrition.