Have you had your fiber today? If you haven’t, it’s time to get moving… literally! If you avoid it because of the fear of bloating, let me first give you a few bits of information. An increase in fiber at first might cause a temporary bloated feeling. However, this extra fiber can eventually flatten your tummy even more so once “things get moving” in your digestive tract! You see, fiber adds bulk, which (aside from keeping us dieters feeling fuller longer) helps everything move and groove through the intestines more quickly. Thus, if you’re feeling jammed up, this fiber can relieve you of that excess waste; your body just needs time to adjust to processing this increased bulk.
I have two suggestions to help mitigate the bloat on a daily basis: 1) Don’t eat more than the RDA— too much of a good thing is still, well… too much. 2) Take a good digestive enzyme with your meals.
Today I’m providing you with a delicious way to get started… Berry-Nutty “Ice Cream”!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 pkg sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 TB ground flaxseed
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup water
10 almonds, crushed
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
How to Prepare
1. Mix protein powder, pudding mix, flaxseed, almond milk and water in a bowl until smooth.
2. Add almonds and berries and stir well (I prefer to stir extra hard to crush the berries into the mixture).
3. Put in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes until it’s ice cold and somewhat frozen (the longer that you leave it in the freezer, the harder it will get— adjust according to your preference).
4. Enjoy…and then enjoy some more!
Per serving (serves 1): 330 calories, 33 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams fat, 9 grams fiber!
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.