Banana Chia Scramble with Ferments + Teff
We speak a lot about the functionality of food on here and how to make every ingredient really count!
Mixing high fibre foods with fermented foods and enough dietary protein to keep you in good gut health is what we're all about!
This little gem of a recipe was originally inspired by my gorgeous friend Taylor who made it when I was visiting her in NYC earlier this year. I walked into Taylor's kitchen to the smell of eggs scrambling with mashed banana and blueberries and genuinely thought this gorgeous friend of mine was NYC's answer to Nigella Lawson!
Since then, I have hacked about with it using the egg and banana mixture as the base for many super quick, gut healthy breakfasts and lunches throughout the year. Here is one of my favourite recipes to get you through the colder months keeping immunity strong, your gut health singing and your muscles in good nick from however you choose to stay active!
I usually eat this at lunchtime but it would be great as a super quick supper to throw together after a long, hard day at the grind!
- 3 organic medium eggs whisked
- 1 large banana mashed
- 2 heaped tablespoons of organic Chia Seeds
- Freshly ground Black Pepper and Sea Salt
- Organic Coconut Oil (or any fat you like to scramble in)
- Bottle Brush Ferments (I use the yellow one and the purple one but you can use any kraut you like)
- Organic Buckwheat Groats
- Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Teff Grain soaked in Probiotic Yoghurt (Soon you'll be able to buy teff grain from us)
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl and then add in the mashed banana, chia seeds, salt and pepper to your liking and give the mixture a good stir.
- To your frying pan add a little coconut oil (or other fat) and bring up to high heat.
- Add the mixture to the pan and then reduce the heat to a medium level.
- Allow the mixture to cook on one side for about 2 - 3 minutes before you go turning it and stirring it to make sure all the egg gets cooked thoroughly.
- Once the eggs look cooked and there's some light brown colour in a lot of places you can switch off the heat.
- In a dry pan, dry pan fry the buckwheat groats and pumpkin seeds for about 5 minutes until they've popped and have changed colour. Just be careful not to burn them. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer into a bowl if you've made enough to last you a few days.
- Break two handfuls of washed watercress with your hands and place in a serving bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil over the watercress and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
- Spoon your scramble on top of the leaves. Then drop a tablespoon of each kraut on top of the scramble. Scatter the buckwheat groats and pumpkin seeds on top and finish by spooning 1 - 2 large tablespoons of yoghurt soaked teff on top (this is simply brown teff grain mixed with yoghurt soaked in the fridge overnight).
- If you want to go all out you could drizzle some tahini on top which I find makes it even extra delicious but there's really no need.
This meal is an excellent source of soluble, insoluble and prebiotic fibre for a very happy tummy as well as dietary protein and that all important mineral Iron which brings oxygen to our blood, helps us stay healthy (particularly if you're someone who trains or runs a lot) and bolsters our immune systems and organs.
I swear by it when I really want to feel good in my tummy and need a meal that will power me through a lot of mental and physical work!
Tag us if you decide to make it! Would love to see how you Happy Tummy hack too!