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If you love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, you’re going to love this healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie!
My Chocolate Peanut Butter High-Fiber Smoothie is decadent but healthy — it’s been my go-to lunch for the last few weeks.
It’s not overly sweet, fills you up, and gives you extra energy for the day. Drinking it over time can also help flatten your belly because of the secret ingredient.
The secret high-fiber ingredient? Psyllium husk fiber.
Psyllium husk comes from the small seeds of the plantago ovata plant, a species of plantain. It’s remarkably high in soluble fiber, which makes it thicken and gel fairly quick when mixed with water.
From a nutrition perspective, psyllium husk is an excellent fiber supplement. It’s also considered a very mild laxative because of its high soluble fiber content, but it doesn’t have any actual laxatives in it, so no need to avoid it.
From a culinary perspective, it can be used as a thickening agent and can be useful in baked goods in small amounts.
Benefits of Psyllium Husk Fiber
- non-caloric (very low in calories due to the fact that it’s almost all fiber that passes through you)
- naturally gluten-free and grain-free as it comes from a seed
- can aid weight loss and weight maintenance
- helps debloat your midsection
- aids in keeping your gut microbiome healthy
- increases regularity
Psyllium husk is inexpensive and pretty easy to find at most natural grocery stores. It’s a great addition to any healthy eating plan. Keep in mind it thickens and gels within about 10 minutes, so when using it in a smoothie, drink your smoothie right away. If you want a thicker pudding-like texture, let your blended smoothie sit in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before eating.