Real talk: It was really, really hard to wait and take these pictures before diving into this smoothie.
In fact, I was so excited about drinking it that promptly upon finishing the pictures, I picked it up and shoved the straw into my mouth so fast that I hit my tooth. Either that’s proof of how amazingly delicious this smoothie is… or proof that I’m just that clumsy.
On second thought, it might be both. 😉
Anyhoo, moving onto more important topics now… Are you getting enough fiber?
I know that fiber isn’t a sexy topic for most people, but it’s really important! According to the Institute of Medicine, women need about 25 grams of fiber every day and men need an average of 38 grams per day. Of course, these are just guidelines and every person’s body may be different.
I’ve actually found that my body functions best with a minimum of 35 grams of fiber since fiber helps with stabilizing blood sugar. In addition to controlling blood sugar, fiber helps to maintain bowel health, lower cholesterol levels, and aids in weight loss since fiber helps you to feel fuller.
Not surprisingly, our bodies get fiber from whole foods and one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to focus on eating clean, unprocessed foods. However, I know how busy life can get and I know that eating several servings of vegetables at every single meal may not be realistic for most of us every day. Can you relate?
In an effort to sneak even more fiber into my diet, I’ve been adding a fiber supplement to my afternoon smoothie and wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you! Whether you’re trying to eat cleaner and healthier overall, increase your energy, reduce your sugar cravings, or create a leaner body, I think you’ll really enjoy this Fiber-ful Green Smoothie!