Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement (like Metamucil)

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).

Storebought psyllium fiber supplements contain artificial food coloring and aspartame, but not this 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.

Storebought psyllium fiber supplements contain artificial food coloring and aspartame, but not this Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But not this Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement!  This all-natural DIY recipe is zero-calorie, fat free, low carb, gluten free and vegan.

It 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)!

~8½ cups

Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement (like Metamucil)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the ingredients in a very large bowl.
  2. Transfer the mix into jars, tightly seal, and store in a cool, dark place, such as the pantry. To use, add 1 tsp of the mixture into a blender or shaker cup along with 1 cup of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.).
  3. Blend or shake vigorously. It will thicken the longer the mixture sits, so add more liquid if you don’t like it like that.

Notes:

Serving suggestion: 1 tsp – 1 tbs

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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  🙂

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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15 comments on “Healthy Homemade Psyllium Fiber Supplement (like Metamucil)”

  1. I’m going to give this a try, thanks very much for the recipe 🙂

  2. 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?

    • 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

  3. 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

    • 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

  4. I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and it has been acting up really bad the last year or so. it is recommended I take Metamucil but have not been for the reasons you stated. I got my psyllium husks and coconut sugar today and going to try this. thanks for this recipe!

  5. I’ve been playing around with this. I don’t like all the sweetener and have been trying to think of other things to use. Right now I’s using a mix of powdered psyllium, psyllium husks, and a bit of xylitol and stevia. Maybe 1/10 sweetener – it’s sweet enough, but still pasty.

    It also doesn’t seem to work as well as the Kirkland stuff from Costco that had all the crap in it.

    • This recipe is basically the same as Metamucil, only natural. The less sweetener you use, the more concentrated the psyllium will be… and psyllium gets VERY gooey and slimy when water gets added since it’s a soluble fiber. If you don’t want it pasty, use more sweetener or use less psyllium 😀
      -Jess

  6. I know, was trying to think of a third ingredient. Maybe flax.

  7. I love the idea of making my own fiber supplement without sugar and ESPECIALLY without NutraSweet. However, your recipe calls for using Stevia In The Raw, which is anything but. It contains another carbohydrate as a filler and I will not use that. I use organic Stevia powder to sweeten things. Is it possible to change the recipe to use organic Stevia powder? And would you happen to know the amount of stevia powder since it is extremely sweet. I will not go back to Metamucil or any product containing anything artificial or sugar. Your help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

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  9. I’m trying to get my glucose down and ketones up and the Metamucil I take has aspartame which raises glucose levels. My Ketones at 1.0 trying to get it to 3.0 to aid in my cancer treatment. Thanks fir the tip. Gonna give it a try.

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