Chocolate-y sunflower butter psyllium shake

This chocolate psyllium shake is low in sugar and full of nutrients. Thanks to the combination of protein, fiber, and good-for-you fats, this shake will keep you full for hours and keep your energy steady. Plus, thanks to our stevia-sweetened chocolate protein you won’t even know that this shake is completely fruit and sugar-free.

What is psyllium husk?

We’ve included a special ingredient in this smoothie – psyllium husk. This is a type of fiber made from the plantago ovata plant’s seeds. The type of fiber in psyllium husk absorbs water in your digestive system, helping to promote regularity. It is also a prebiotic, meaning it helps feed healthy gut bacteria. We used Organic India’s Pre & Probiotic Psyllium Fiber in this recipe.

Since psyllium husk works in partnership with water, it’s important to make sure you’re hydrating in addition to taking this supplement. Having it in a liquid-filled smoothie is the perfect way to consume it. Fiber is helpful for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, keeping digestion regular, and preventing certain cancers. 

Get your nutrients in

We love starting our day with nutrient-dense smoothies, which is why they are a staple on our 21-Day Program. We like to make sure our smoothies are loaded with fat, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, and high-quality plant protein. The combination of fat and protein is what gives smoothies staying power. Unfortunately, not all protein powders are created equal. That’s why we’ve crafted our own at Clean Program. It is full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plenty of plant protein.

To add even more plant protein and nutrients, we’ve included hemp seeds and sunflower seed butter. Sunflower seeds have been linked to healthy cholesterol levels and steady blood sugar levels. They are rich in vitamin E and selenium. Hemp seeds are rich in protein and fatty acids. They are also a good source of vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc.

Ingredients:

2 servings Clean Chocolate Daily Shake or Cleanse Shake

2 cups cashew milk

2 cups ice

2 tablespoon raw cacao nibs

1 tablespoon sunflower seed butter

1 tablespoon hemp hearts

1-2 teaspoon psyllium husk

Optional: 1-2 dates for added sweetness

Directions: 

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.

Blend on high until psyllium shake is creamy and smooth. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photography by Kaitlyn Noble

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