Cardamom is part of the same family as ginger and can help to alleviate digestive problems like an upset stomach. Good quality yoghurts contain probiotics, which play a role in so many functions within the body. In fact, there are some strains of gut flora that play a part in effective brain function. Fermented foods are also great for the gut.
50g frozen blueberries, plus a few extra for the top
150g low-fat plain yoghurt, or 70g coconut yoghurt
10g (about ½ scoop) vanilla protein powder
a teeny-tiny pinch of ground cardamom (too much will be overpowering)
Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
You may need to stir in between bouts of blending to mix all the ingredients.
Transfer to a bowl and top with extra berries to serve.
Recipe extract from The Vertue Method by Shona Vertue, published by Yellow Kite, £20
Photography: Helen Cathcart