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Pecan Pie Pudding A protein rich breakfast to beat sugar cravings

26th September 2021


Struggling with sugar cravings? L-Glutamine is an amino acid, which is a building block protein necessary for blood sugar regulation. Considered conditionally-essential, the body sometimes synthesizes adequate amounts. However, it’s usually obtained through diet (meat, dairy, eggs, beans, tofu, and leafy vegetables). For most people, sufficient amounts of L-glutamine are obtainable through foods.
As a short-term supplement, L-glutamine can help to diminish normal sugar cravings. When blood sugar is low, glutamine quickly and easily converts to glucose, and studies have found it to be superior to pure glucose. When a craving hits for sugar or refined carbohydrates, L-glutamine can rapidly satiate this craving without decreasing insulin sensitivity. This means it can help you avoid reaching for less nutritious foods like candy, cookies, and cakes.
By choosing foods rich in this amino acid (such as cottage cheese) you can start beating those sugar cravings. I love this little creation, the Pecan Pie Pudding which also contains Chia seeds rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which is important for immunity, brain function and healthy metabolism.


Serves 2

2/3 cup  cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of real maple syrup or honey

1 pinch salt

16 pecan halves, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Start by adding the cottage cheese to a serving bowl, then top with, pecan nuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and lastly, ad a drizzle of syrup or honey before serving