Showing posts with label psyllium husk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label psyllium husk. Show all posts

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Peach Spice Green Smoothie


Since my surgery, I have been starting my day with a green smoothie of some sort.  My entire digestive system has been very compromised due to illness over the past three months (I will blog about what I went through soon).. and I am slowly but surely rebuilding health from the inside out.  I am making a point to take in at least 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk and two tablespoons of chia seeds daily in a probiotic rich base.  I am using home cultured soy kefir (post coming up)..  and I feel like it is REALLY HELPING!  

Peach Spice Green Smoothie

  • 12 oz soy kefir, yogurt or non-dairy milk of choice
  • 8 oz water
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 8 oz frozen peaches
  • 1 frozen banana
  • nutmeg, cinnamon and stevia to taste
  • several drops almond extract
  • 4 cups loosely packed spring mix 
This makes a huge blender full.  I drink the whole thing all morning long. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Very Berry "Green" Smoothie

Very Berry "Green" Smoothie

Even though this smoothie has 2 cups of spinach, it is not green!  I used Costo brand frozen mixed berries.  They are fabulous! I am very pleased with most Costco products.  This makes a huge blender full, so you can either divide it into two servings or have half for breakfast and half for a snack later in the day. This is a great smoothie to win over skeptics.  You really can't see or taste the spinach at all!

  • 1 cup soy kefir, yogurt or milk of choice 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries 
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • stevia, nutmeg and cinnamon to taste
  • several drops vanilla extract



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vanilla Chia Pudding


Vanilla Chia Pudding
  • 1 cup soy kefir (you can use soymilk or any non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • tiny pinch cardamom
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp good quality vanilla extract 
  • stevia or your favorite sweetener to taste
Method:
Place everything together in a bowl, mix well and let sit for 30 minutes before eating. 


I'm a big fan of Chia seeds.  They can be used in a variety of ways:




2 tablespoons of dry Chia seeds contain 120 calories, 10 grams of fat, 12 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.