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Pineapple and Psyllium Seed Husk Protein Shake

This delicious protein shake harnesses the protein nutrition of two types of protein powder, Jay Robb’s vanilla whey protein and sweet dairy whey.  Sweet dairy whey contains lactose. If you are lactose intolerant, you can still enjoy the shake but leave out this ingredient and be sure that the form of protein you use has had the lactose removed if you choose whey as your protein source.

The reason you might want to include Sweet dairy whey, is that it is beneficial for the colon, helping to provide nutrients for the gut flora there.

To make this delicious shake, you need the following ingredients. Don’t worry if you have never prepared a fresh pineapple before, the video shows you exactly how to do it.

Ingredients list:

  • 8 ounces fresh, cold water
  • 1 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 1 ounce (or 1 scoop) of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 ounce (or 1 scoop) sweet dairy whey (see note above)
  • Psyllium seed husk (see our ‘spotlight on Psyllium’ section below for the amount you should use)
  • Stevia for sweetening (to taste, but start out with one teaspoon)
  • Fresh pineapple (prepare this as shown in the video)

Method:

Simply combine all the ingredients in your blender. This shake can be prepared in advance and stored (covered) in the refrigerator for use later the same day. You could also put it into a thermos to enjoy whilst you are at work or away from home although it is best if you drink it as fresh as possible.

Spotlight on Psyllium Seed Husk

Jay Robb Whey Protein IsolateIncluding Psyllium seed husk in your protein shake will make it really thick like a milk shake but is very healthy. Adding a thick and creamy texture is not the only, or the most important benefit of this valuable source of fiber.

If you are trying to lose weight, Psyllium husk powder can absorb up to fifty times its weight in water. This is why the protein shake becomes thicker and creamier but the main benefit for dieters is that it helps to make you feel fuller after consuming it. It contains 3 grams of fiber in every teaspoon. If you have never taken Psyllium seed husk before, we recommend that you start out making this shake for the first time with just 5 grams of the powder (about a teaspoonful) as it can have some side effects of wind and bloating if you are not used to it. Build up to 10 grams per day.

Psyllium seed husk is credited with a number of health benefits. It will help to make bowel motions regular, softer and help if you have suffered from piles (hemorrhoids)·  Surprisingly, if you have suffered from diarrhea  or loose stools, it also helps to regulate this. It protects the health of the colon acting a bit like a sponge, mopping up waste products and toxins that can lead to headaches, general aches and pains and feelings of fatigue.

Another benefit for dieters is that it helps to regulate blood sugar and lipid levels and shown to lower cholesterol levels; this will benefit your heart and your long-term health.

Psyllium husks are the outer coating, or husk of the seed of a member of the Plantaginaceae plant family.

  • Best results are obtained by taking this valuable source of fiber daily.
  • It is most effective when taken at mealtimes or with a nutritious shake like this one.
  • You should not take more than 10 grams per day and can split this into up to three servings if you wish.
  • If you are taking it on its own, perhaps before a meal, you should drink at least eight ounces of water at the same time.

This is a supplement generally regarded as safe for everyone including pregnant and breast-feeding women. However there are a very small number of people who cannot take it because they are allergic.

We hope you enjoy making this delicious Pineapple protein shake and definitely recommend the Yerba Prima Psyllium Husks  which contains only the blonde Psyllium from Plantago ovata, the best quality with the highest fiber content.

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