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April 5, 2022

Nobody wants to talk about it, but we need to.

Constipation.

(Yup first cameltoes, now this 😅)

I’ve noticed that the gut health is a direct mirror of the overall well being. Stress, lack of sleep, not eating the right foods, not hydrating enough, not moving enough - it all impacts the digestive system! And when the gut isn’t well, We don’t feel well. Do you ever feel that way too?

Anyway, was playing around in the kitchen the other day and decided to add psyllium husk to the usual protein pancake recipe and OMG. Not only did it make the protein pancakes lighter and fluffier, the fiber was great for the digestion!

DIGESTIVE PANCAKES:

1 scoop protein powder
1/3 c egg whites
1/3 c water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP psyllium husk

But WARNING! When you eat psyllium husk, you have to increase your water intake too. Psyllium is a type of soluble fiber that forms a gel when consumed with water - this gel actually helps to soften the stool and move things along! BUT! If you do not drink enough water, adding psyllium to your diet can potentially cause worse constipation issues. A general rule of thumb (but it’s diff for everyone) is to drink half your weight in pounds, in fluid ounces. So, if you weigh 150 lbs then try to drink about 75 fl oz of water daily.

Anyway, even if you don’t have 💩 issues, this recipe is still really good. We honestly like it better than the usual protein pancake recipe because it’s so fluffy!

Enjoy!

PS: We got the psyllium husk at Trader Joe’s! And the protein We used was the Orgain Vegan Vanilla powder at Costco.