If only brownies could help you drop those extra pounds. You’d be flaunting that new sundress tomorrow. Wait! Health-focused, world-renowned chef Gerard Viverito has a recipe for you. When he appeared on Kansas City TV, he made a brownie batter smoothie that cares for your gut as much as your taste buds. Viverito explained that most Americans aren’t getting enough fiber, especially soluble fiber. This may lead to weight gain, lethargy and digestive troubles. His brownie batter shake recipe is a yummy way to care for your belly.
There’s more to living a healthy lifestyle than visiting the gym. You need to care for your gut, as well as your muscles. “Disease can start in the gut,” said Viverito. “I always tell people: Get healthy in the kitchen. Get fit in the gym.”
Viverito brought a large mound of fruits and vegetables to the set, and explained that this was the quantity we should eat daily. “You want fiber,” he said. “It will help with your intestinal function and it will slow down the absorption of sugar.” Fiber also helps you feel fuller longer which may help keep your hands out of the cookie jar. “We’re supposed to get 35 grams of fiber a day,” he said, adding that most Americans consume just seven to 10 grams daily. This fiber-packed shake can help meet your daily fiber requirement.
High-fiber Brownie Batter Shake
½ cup ice cubes
½ cup black beans
½ cup cocoa powder
3 dates, pitted
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup spinach
½ cup baby kale
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Regular Girl
Blend until smooth and serve cold.
The show’s host wasn’t too sure about the ingredients, but was pleasantly surprised by the smoothie’s taste. “It tastes exactly like brownie batter,” he said. “It’s amazing.”
We’re glad Chef Viverito included a scoop of Sunfiber, Regular Girl’s fiber source, in this fiber-packed shake. Unlike other fiber supplements, it’s tasteless, odorless and colorless. With one serving of Regular Girl added, in addition to soluble fiber, your smoothie will deliver a healthy dose of clinically proven probiotics. Your tummy will be twice as happy and your taste buds will be, too.