I have never been shy about telling anybody who will listen about the importance of getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber is not only key for keeping you regular, (it’s funny how much easier it is to talk about poop once you have kids!!) but is an integral part of your overall health.
Fiber has multi-health benefits; it helps lowers cholesterol and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Fiber is an incredibly vital component to your diet because it helps you feel less hungry between meals—a great way to avoid unhealthy snacking!
So people, remember one word… FIBER!
I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have to put good fuel in your engine if you expect your body to work hard for you. I love making smoothies for my family for breakfast. It is a great way to start the day. Today I’m going to share a super yummy fiber rich smoothie recipe that is perfect to enjoy any time of day. (It’s that good!) To be honest, it kind of reminds me of a creamsicle or an Orange Julius, that amazing orange frothy drink I used to get at the mall when I was a kid.
As a busy #EverydaySupermomma on the go, it is important for me to find products that I love and are easy to use. I’m a fan of Metamucil Sugar Free Orange Smooth Powder. I can add it to just about any smoothie to add fiber to my day. Meta has a great list of additional recipes you can check out here. This is so easy and gets the job done…one simple teaspoon!!!!!!!!!
- 1 medium peeled banana
- ½ cup of low-fat milk
- ½ cup orange juice
- 1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil Orange Smooth Powder
- Handful of crushed or cubed ice
- Pour cold juice, milk banana and ice cubes into blender and mix until smooth.
- Sprinkle in Orange Metamucil and blend well.
- Garnish with orange slices.
*Substitution idea that I tried and really enjoyed was swapping out the low-fat milk for almond milk and added a ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
† Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber.
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