Looking for a healthy way to start your day? Why not try a delicious psyllium husk smoothie, packed with nutritious fruit and vegetables that will not only help you on your way to your five-a-day, but also help to keep your digestive system running smoothly.
Psyllium husk is an excellent source of fibre, which is gentle on your system and can help to thicken smoothies, keeping you feeling fuller for longer, whilst helping to boost your health and wellbeing.
Simply add 1-2 teaspoons of a psyllium husk supplement such as Lepicol to the smoothie of your choice, and enjoy experimenting with your favourite fruits and vegetables!
For extra added goodness, why not also try the following:
For some added fibre…try adding fruits such as bananas, berries, kiwi, spinach and almonds.
To boost your metabolism… try green tea and greek yoghurt. Walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids, whilst the popular almond is loaded with healthy fats, fibre, and protein, and contains just the right amount of essential fatty acids that can help give your metabolism a boost.
To help stay heart healthy…oatmeal and flaxseed are popular additions to smoothies, and alongside the psyllium husk will give you a hearty smoothie that will fill you up and prevent hunger pangs.
For glowing skin and lovely locks…blueberries, kiwis and spinach are high in antioxidants, whilst a handful of walnuts is packed with nutrients that will boost the appearance of your skin, hair and eyes. For those looking to indulge a little, adding some dark chocolate, high in cacao, can help to hydrate the skin.
To banish those winter blues…add some ingredients that are high in vitamin D. Fortified milk and soya drinks have enhanced levels of vitamin D, whilst egg yolks are naturally high in vitamin D. Products such as orange juice and oatmeal are also often fortified with vitamin D, and are a popular addition to many smoothie recipes.
For more information on the benefits of Lepicol and psyllium husk fibre, visit www.lepicol.com