Friday, 25 January 2013

Use Psyllium Husks in Your Smoothies for Lose Weight

Psyllium husk powder is a well-known aid for irregularity, but ground psyllium husks added to smoothies do more than just provide fiber. They also regulate appetite and fat absorption in ways that make smoothies diet food.

Just about everyone is familiar with psyllium husks as a remedy for constipation. The fibers in psyllium absorb water and add bulk to stool. Using psyllium husk recipes for colon cleanse is simple, because you can add the powder to any form of liquid. Do not eat the powder alone, because it is not digestible and without water it may cause choking.

To use psyllium husk, sprinkle 1 or 2 tbsp. into any liquid, including fruit juices, milk, water, soups and even milkshakes. This will help you increase fiber intake easily and make it tastier to consume.

Pre-Party Smoothie

250 mls nonfat milk (soymilk)
1 banana (ripe, peeled coarsely chopped)
75 grams raspberries (fresh, frozen, blueberries or 75 g fresh strawberries hulled washed coarsely chopped)
3 tsps tahini
1 tbsp almond meal
1 tsps psyllium husks
3 tsps honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Place the milk, banana, raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, tahini, almond meal, psyllium husks or slippery elm, honey and cinnamon in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass to serve.
Party smoothie

Super Smoothie
1 banana
1 cup mixed berry
1 cup vanilla-flavored soymilk
1 cup vanilla-flavored soy yogurt
1 tablespoon soy protein powder
1 teaspoon psyllium husks
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon flax seed oil (optional)
1 pinch alfalfa

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Power Smoothie
1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Greek style yogurt
1 tbsp vanilla or chocolate flavored protein powder
1 tbsp unflavoured psyllium husk (fiber powder)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
3 or 4 ice cubes  

Blend all ingredients until smooth

For an average 2-3 cup smoothie, you can use about 1 teaspoon - 1/2 tablespoon of psyllium husk powder. And it's also important to understand that the psyllium husk powder you use must be thoroughly blended into the smoothie. Just a little psyllium fiber is enough to make the smoothie satisfying and regulating for your digestive system.

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