As you may recall, I embarked on the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge to see how adding their psyllium super fiber would impact my overall daily wellness routine. Now that the official Challenge is over, I can proudly say that I rocked it! I had fiber boost smoothies, cookies, and breakfast bowls. YUM, YUM and YUM!!!
This Challenge reignited the spark in me to take my diet and nutrition more seriously. My plan was to focus on increasing my intake of fruits, vegetables, healthy proteins and fiber. Metamucil made it super easy to increase my fiber throughout my day.
My Two-Week Challenge
What I loved most about the Challenge was getting creative with recipes. After a couple of days, I realized mixing it with only water was not my thing so I used some of the Metamucil recipes online to give me a few ideas. Sometimes I used their recipes directly and sometimes they inspired me to create my own.
It took my body about two days to get used to the increase in fiber. I had a little bit of extra bloating, but nothing that was too uncomfortable. After that, it was smooth sailing as my body was simply adjusting to the increased intake of fiber. One of the best benefits I experienced during the Challenge was that I felt fuller much longer as it helped reduce hunger between meals*. Having a smoothie or breakfast bowl in the morning kept me feeling full for hours.
Delicious Fiber Boost Recipes
Granola Berry Breakfast Bowl
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ banana
- 2 teaspoon Metamucil Sugar Free Orange Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- raspberries 1/4 cup
- blueberries 1/4 cup
- ½ cup granola
- ½ sliced banana
- Garnish with fresh berries
Instructions: Put the almond milk, berries, Metamucil and banana into a blender. Blend on high. Make sure it’s smooth and fully blended. Pour into bowl of your choice. Top with granola and fresh berries. I created this one inspired by Metamucil’s Acai Smoothie Bowl recipe.
I found mixing Metamucil into recipes was a great way to make sticking with the Challenge easier. Here is one of my afternoon favorites:
Berry Banana Smoothie
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ medium peeled banana
- strawberries – 1/4 cup
- blueberries – 1/4 cup
- raspberries – 1/4 cup
- 1 rounded teaspoon of Metamucil Sugar Free Orange Smooth Powder
- 1/2 cup water*
- Crushed or cubed ice (1/2 cup)
Instructions: Blend almond milk, banana, berries, and ice until the ice is crushed. Add Metamucil and water and blend until mixed. I’ve also made this with a frozen blend of mixed berries, where you would not need ice.
While my official Two-Week Challenge is over, I definitely plan to continue using Metamucil in creative ways, like adding the Metamucil Free & Natural product in baked goods. Here’s my recipe for fiber-boost cookies. The Metamucil website has a great recipe for high fiber blueberry muffins that I plan to try next.
Oatmeal Fiber Cookies
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 teaspoons Metamucil Free and Natural
- 2/3 cup water
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup oatmeal
- ½ cup raisins
Instructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Oil a large baking sheet and set aside.
Mix first seven ingredients until very smooth. Then, add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Use a spoon to place mixture on a cookie sheet, then put in oven for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on a wire rack.
Try the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge
Overall, I highly recommend giving the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge a try. You may be surprised by how good you and your digestive system feel. Find out more about joining the Challenge with daily tips and inspiration to help you float through your two weeks. Let me know how it goes! You can follow along as others share their experiences by using the #MetamucilChallenge hashtag too.
Join me and take the Metamucil Two-Week Challenge!
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OMG Jenn!!!! These look so good!!! I am dying to try the Oatmeal Fiber Cookies. However, Iread that some of the “healthy foods” we are eating every day are making our fat cells sick, and make it impossible to loose weight. What do you think about this? https://bit.ly/2JyXyAj
Those recipes look delicious!! thanks for sharing! I found one technique that definitely helps me detox the body as well, if you love tea this is definitely for you 🙂 check it out if you like.
Cant wait to try some of these recipes! 🙂
This is an awesome article! I think I have to get my fibers on! I would probably try out your Smoothie recipe as it is healthy and refreshing at the same time! You can also check out some ways to have a lean belly fast: https://bit.ly/2vIogzI
You came up with so many good ideas. I think the fiber cookies are my favorite. What a delicious way to get much needed fiber into a diet.
I can’t wait to try your cookie recipe! Smoothies are my go to meals when I’m in a hurry but want something nutritious!
Your smoothie recipe sounds delish! I swear so much changes in my life whenever I just get more fiber every day – game changer!
This sounds like a challenge I would want to try. Those cookies look perfect for breakfast or snack!
Love the idea of adding the fiber to smoothies. Smoothies are one of my favorite quick breakfasts.
I love to start my day with a smoothie as well. I have also started juicing to help with digestion.
I am already sold on Metamucil and have it every night with water but these ideas sound so good. I will definitely start with the smoothie and work up to the cookies.
I would like to give all of these recipes a try. I could use a change up in my diet!
I definitely can use a lot more fiber in my diet. This looks like a delicious way to do it. I’d be more willing to do fiber if it taste better and I think you have something here! I definitely will try this.
I’m going to try all of these. I definitely don’t get enough fiber in my diet.
I definitely don’t get enough fiber in my diet. I never thought to add it into a smoothie.
Those recipes look pretty yummy! I’ve been trying to eat better myself. I’ll have to give these a try!