Generally speaking, when most people think of putting more fibre in their diet they tend to think of cereals and grains, especially since breakfast cereals are always advertised as being high in fibre. But did you know that vegetables and fruit have two to eight times the amount of fibre in comparison to grains and cereals if you compare it calorie per calorie? The type of fibre however is different, grains tend to have insoluble fibre, vegetables and fruit have soluble fibre. The soluble fiber in fruits and veg helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady. But I am no expert, so if you would like to read more about fibre and the importance it plays in diet I suggest these two articles, each with a slighty different take on the use of fibre.
This smoothie recipe is a great source of soluble fibre…
High Fibre Smoothie
Serves 2 adults or 4 children
- 1 pear
- 5 prunes
- 2 – 3 leaves with stalks of Curly Kale or chard.
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
Add all the ingredients to a blender, then top the blender cup up to 500ml of water so that with all the ingredients you will have 500 ml of smoothie. Blend well. Serve in two tall glasses or 4 small tumblers.
Hanri & Banjo