Food - Drink
Use This Ingredient To Boost Fiber And Texture
In Smoothies
Smoothies can be a quick way to get a lot of nutrition, and if they have fiber, they will ensure that we stay fuller longer. One easy way to add fiber to your smoothies is to include uncooked oats.
Even though oats contain high values of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, the true source of their power comes from a specific form of soluble fiber: beta-glucans. Beta-glucans are known to slow the rate at which food passes through our bodies — keeping us fuller for longer, slowing down sugar absorption, and reducing our cholesterol intake.
Adding ¼ to ½ a cup of uncooked oats also helps thicken the smoothie while giving it a smooth and creamy texture. Above all, this simple addition to our morning mixtures means that our stomachs won't be grumbling midway to lunch.