Thanks to Metamucil, our sponsor today, for helping us on our daily journey towards healthy living.
Everywhere we turn, we are seeing a new fad with diets. It’s hard to keep up, so I want to tell you a few things that I’ve learned and I want to share a great recipe with you. Today I’m sharing a high-fiber smoothie that keeps you full longer.
I’ve been studying nutrition for years. I have my certification in physical fitness instruction, and I always have been interested in exercise and nutrition. The main thing that I’ve learned over the years is that if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you have to have good habits. Habits that don’t weigh you down. It starts with your nutrition. You have to watch what you eat and workout. There isn’t a secret formula, although having a diet plan that you can stick to does work. There is a reason that my husband and I wrote a course about how to lose unwanted fat – it worked. It was about incorporating the right kinds of foods into our bodies.
I have also realized that many people do not get enough protein or fiber. The crazy thing is that it is these two things that keep us full. I can eat a stack of pancakes or I can have a smoothie, and I can almost guarantee that the smoothie will keep me full much longer than the muffin. The reason? Fiber.
When Metamucil asked me to take the two-week challenge, I was up for it. My husband already took it on a daily basis, so it was already here, and I just jumped right in. I’ve heard of people losing weight and having more energy by taking it for two weeks, and I was curious. Would it work?
I went online and read about the benefits of taking Metamucil every day:
Feel less hungry in between meals*
o Maintains healthy blood sugar levels as part of your diet*
o Promotes overall digestive health*
o Helps to lower cholesterol to promote heart health+
o Helps you to “feel lighter” by trapping and removing the waste that weighs you down*
Thanks to the psyllium super fiber, it makes a difference in your healthy routine when you use it daily. Metamucil traps and removes the waste that weighs you down, which is why you feel lighter* in just weeks.
TRIPLE BERRY SMOOTHIE:
- 1 small banana
- 1 scoop Metamucil or one small packet of Metamucil (see image below)
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- 1 (6 ounces) small container of vanilla yogurt
- A handful of ice cubes
Take all of the ingredients and blend them. I like that the smoothie is thick, but if it’s too thick for you, just add ¼ cup of water or juice to thin it out a bit.
The smoothie is great because it helps you feel less hungry between meals.* Not only does it have Metamucil in it with the psyllium super fiber, but it also has fruit for energy. It’s a great go-to breakfast! There are so many smoothie recipes (and other recipes) on Metamucil’s website. I’d highly suggest checking them out for some cooking inspiration.
If you aren’t one for drinking smoothies, try putting your Metamucil right into your water instead. Simply add 1-2 servings of Metamucil into an empty class and then add 8 oz. of water or other cool liquid. Stir briskly and drink promptly.
Metamucil is the #1 doctor recommended brand for a reason: It is the only leading fiber supplement brand with 100% natural psyllium fiber.
Join the challenge to feel the benefits of taking Metamucil every day. You’ll love how much lighter you feel (and chances are you’ll keep it up past the 14 days!).
†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 Powder has at least 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. Consult a doctor if you are considering the use of this product as part of a cholesterol-lowering program.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.