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Palatable ways to eat psyllium husk powder

Bella_FiguraBella_Figura Member Posts: 1,044 Member Member Posts: 1,044 Member
I'm looking for ingenious and tasty ways that people incorporate powdered psyllium husk into their food. (By 'food' I mean proper food - so smoothies and oatmeal porridge are 'food,' but whey protein shakes (for me) aren't 'food'. No offence intended to whey-protein afficionados! ;) )

Or should I just chug it down in a glass of water?

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  • wi1234567890wi1234567890 Member Posts: 57 Member Member Posts: 57 Member
    Personally I just drink it in a glass of water. It’s the only way that I can be consistent with it and not depend on the types of foods I’m eating that day. I use a straw and drink the entire cup in one go. It’s not bad at all (at least to me).

    Edited to add - I really like the Metamucil brand of orange flavored psyllium and drank that for a while but then switched to just plain unflavored psyllium just to save a few calories.
    edited June 18
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,289 Member
    Psyllium is such a strange (but helpful) fiber. Mixing it with different foods made for too much variance for me.

    Not saying it ruined any dishes but, like, I ended up just preferring to take small spoonfuls with gulps of water 🤷🏿‍♀️

    Now I stick to fiber blends.
    edited June 18
  • olgoogooolgoogoo Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I take it in capsule form. Easier than trying to stomach the taste/texture anywhere.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,925 Member Member Posts: 3,925 Member
    I just drink it but sometimes add it to oatmeal or yogurt w/fruit.

    It would work in oatmeal cookies and granola that you bake/make yourself but I'm too lazy to do that.

  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter Posts: 45,648 Member Member, Greeter Posts: 45,648 Member
    Assuming you're NOT getting in enough fiber. You can still get it in eating low calorie food. I'd rather eat lettuce than choke down psyllium.

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  • MargaretYakodaMargaretYakoda Member, Premium Posts: 1,677 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,677 Member
    If you have a dehydrator…. And I do know this is a big if…. You can make a quick mix of psyllium husk and water. Blend it fast and dump it in a silicone pan. Dehydrate that until it’s crunchy.
    Makes a tasty little cracker.

    We did that for a while. But we’re back to just chugging the psyllium husk with a Glucerna and some sparkling water at our house now.
  • Bella_FiguraBella_Figura Member Posts: 1,044 Member Member Posts: 1,044 Member
    ninerbuff wrote: »
    Assuming you're NOT getting in enough fiber. You can still get it in eating low calorie food. I'd rather eat lettuce than choke down psyllium.

    I’m getting about 30g a day but my body seems to require more. I’m beginning to agree about the psyllium - I’m really struggling with its unpalatability.
  • no1racefan2no1racefan2 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    olgoogoo wrote: »
    I take it in capsule form. Easier than trying to stomach the taste/texture anywhere.

    This is what my husband does.
  • g2renewg2renew Member Posts: 146 Member Member Posts: 146 Member
    Have you also increased your fluid intake?

    FYI: in oatmeal stone ground is my favorite way. But , if you just sprinkle a little bit on your savory foods over the course of a day, you won't even notice it! If you do notice it, you sprinkled too much! 1Tbsp can be divided up into a lot of sprinkles. Sprinkle from high up or put in a shaker to keep it fine. You can also add a little to thicken sauces! Blended with a bit of cooked, soft fruit you can get a slightly jammy topping to mix with greek yogurt for a treat. Or freeze for a popsicle.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,610 Member Member Posts: 39,610 Member
    I just drink the orange metamucil. I don't personally think it tastes bad.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,722 Member Member Posts: 10,722 Member
    I like to mix it in a bottle w/ water, shaken up, and drink it really fast.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 2,771 Member Member Posts: 2,771 Member
    I've been using it to thicken homemade dressings, reducing the amount of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in it.
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Member, Premium Posts: 1,397 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,397 Member
    Psyllium husk buns! I also make flax bread.. both increases fiber intake and are tasty.

    Here are a few recipes- https://www.mypcoskitchen.com/18-psyllium-husk-recipes/

    Also — how about chia for adding fiber to recipes?

    When a recipe calls for flour.. you can always add in a little psyllium. Mozzarella sticks, potato skins, mini pizzas. use herbed flour of choice.. add in a teaspoon of psyllium (depending on size of batch) crisps up nicely! Adds a little fiber here and there. Crepes. Quiche… all can add in a little if you bake.

    My fav is egg muffins.

    Egg
    Diced vegetables of choice
    Cheese or meat optional
    Flax and or psyllium add in

    Bake in muffin tin or silicon .. fluffy egg muffins with added fiber.
    edited July 21
  • TeaBeaTeaBea Member Posts: 14,498 Member Member Posts: 14,498 Member
    olgoogoo wrote: »
    I take it in capsule form. Easier than trying to stomach the taste/texture anywhere.

    This^

    Last time I bought the powder, the store was out of my usual brand. Metamucil is popular for a reason. Anyway, I bought a substitute, yuck!
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