Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I don’t like psyllium.  Never did, never will.  When it’s dissolved into water, juice, smoothies, etc it turns into this disgusting gel-like goo.  Not to mention, it clumps up and feels like you’re swallowing that bubble tea that everyone seems to like (except me, of course…  I’m the pickiest eater of all)

Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I guess that’s why companies make psyllium more palatable by adding quite a few other ingredients (i.e. refined white sugar, aspartame, artificial food flavorings, artificial food colorings and preservatives).  Yuck.

Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But not this healthy homemade version.  This all-natural recipe is zero-calorie, fat free, low carb, gluten free and vegan.  This DIY psyllium fiber supplement dissolves just as easily as the storebought stuff and isn’t spit up-inducing like psyllium powder alone (sorry for the graphic language, but it’s true…  swallowing chunks of psyllium goo is just plain old grrrross!)

Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement (aka Metamucil)

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: ~8.5 cups

Calories per serving: 0

Fat per serving: 0g

Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement (aka Metamucil)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a very large bowl, whisk together the two ingredients.
  2. Pour into jars and store in a cool, dark place.
  3. To use, sprinkle 1 tsp of the mixture into a shaker cup along with about 1/4 cup of liquid. Shake vigorously, then add 1 cup more liquid. Enjoy!
  4. If you let the drink sit in the fridge it WILL thicken... so just add more liquid if you don't like it like that :)

Notes

**If using granulated sweeteners, which won't dissolve that well into drinks, add all the ingredients to a large blender or food processor and process until powdery. To skip this step, just use pre-powdered sweeteners like powdered erythritol, powdered xylitol, powdered coconut sugar, etc.

Serving suggestion: 1 tsp - 1 tbs

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-homemade-psyllium-fiber-supplement/

Healthy Homemade Metamucil Psyllium Fiber Mix - Healthy Dessert Recipes Blog

Make sure to drink lots of water when taking a psyllium fiber supplement.  Always ask your doctor if fiber supplements are safe for you to consume.  Every body is different, and your body is your temple.  Take care of it and love it unconditionally  :)

Labels: 5-Ingredients-or-Less, Coconut-Sugar, Date-Sugar, DIY, Erythritol, Fat-Free, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Low-Carb, No-Bake, Nutrition-Label, Psyllium, Sucanat, Sugar-Free, Vegan

Comments (5)

  1. Anna: May 5, 2014

    I’m going to give this a try, thanks very much for the recipe :)

  2. Shauna: September 10, 2014

    You have so many recipes I want to try. I would like to make the coconut fudge without making such a huge batch of this. Can you tell me approximate proportions on this? Like is it about 50/50 psylli/sweetener by volume or weight?

  3. dessertswithbenefits: September 10, 2014

    Shauna-
    I totally get ya, I still have an entire jar full of this supplement in my pantry… even after a bajillion recipe trials of failed fudges and other recipes ;)
    The ratio is nearly 1:1, but there is a tad bit more psyllium than sweetener.
    For a much smaller batch, use 5 tbs of Psyllium Husk Powder + 4.33 tbs Sweetener (4 tbs + 1 tsp)

    I hope this helps! And I hope you LOVE the Coconut Fudge! :)
    -Jess

  4. Devyn: October 14, 2014

    Hi Jessica,

    I recently have fallen in love with your website and I can’t find an answer to this question ANYWHERE: so maybe you can help?

    If I purchase psyllium seeds and grind them in a food processor is this going to be the same thing as psyllium husk powder? My local grocery store doesn’t carry any in the powdered form. I’m not opposed to purchasing the powder online but I’ve already purchased the seeds and don’t want to waste them.

    Thank you for your time!

    – Devyn

  5. dessertswithbenefits: October 15, 2014

    Devyn-
    I’m so glad you like my blog! :)
    As for the psyllium, I’m not quite sure because I’ve never bought actual psyllium seeds… I googled it and found this helpful forum:
    http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=2152224
    They said that the psyllium seed is different than the husk, so I’m assuming they are two different things… kind of like how a wheatberry is different from wheatgerm and the husk/hull.
    However, if you got a big batch of the psyllium seeds you can try grinding just a portion of it! Mix a 1/2 teaspoon of the psyllium seed powder with 1 tablespoon of water and if it gets SUPER thick, then I think it will be a fine substitute :)
    I hope this helps!
    -Jess

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