There’s no doubt about it – fiber is one of a few super-foods you should consume daily. In my article about my daily eating routine, I mentioned a super-high-fiber shake that I drink every day. In fact, I’ve calculated that my shake can provide me with as much as 95 grams of fiber. A half-dozen ETR readers wrote in, wondering where I found this miraculous beverage.
Well, I didn’t find it ready-made in a store. I make it myself. There are hundreds of recipes for fruit/vegetable shakes and smoothies. Some are savory and spicy, others sweet. The general recipe I use as part of my daily routine is a blend of vegetable juices, as well as a banana, some ginger, a little yogurt, and ice. The total amount of fiber in the shake depends on the amount of fiber in each of my ingredients. I don’t stick with the exact same recipe every day, so the amount of fiber can range from 7 or 8 grams all the way up to 90 or more.
Try mixing your favorite fiber-rich ingredients – apples, berries, figs, carrots, spinach, green beans, etc. – to make your own healthy high-fiber drink.[Ed. Note: Simple dietary choices can make a huge difference when it comes to your health. By modifying your diet, medications, lifestyle, and exercise habits, and with nutritional supplementation, your health is largely in your control.] [Ed. Note: Mark Morgan Ford was the creator of Early To Rise. In 2011, Mark retired from ETR and now writes the Palm Beach Letter. His advice, in our opinion, continues to get better and better with every essay, particularly in the controversial ones we have shared today. We encourage you to read everything you can that has been written by Mark.]