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My Better It With Benefiber Brunch

The following is a post sponsored by Benefiber. For our sponsored post policy, click here.
It’s no secret that I love tricking my friends. I do it lovingly, of course — sneaking veggies in here or subbing in vegan cheese there. So when we had the opportunity to work with Benefiber for their Better It With Benefiber campaign, I was ready to go. After all, Benefiber is taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely so that you can to add it to any hot or cold noncarbonated beverage such as water, coffee or juice; into soft foods like applesauce, pudding or yogurt; or even recipes for yummy things like muffins, sauces or soups — and it doesn’t change the taste.
Ya’ll see where I’m going with this … ?
That’s right. I clearly had to put it in EVERYTHING. And everything I did, when hosting brunch for a couple of friends. Ryan and I invited the Sarvers over (they’ve really been our foodie buds lately!) without telling them who the brunch was sponsored by or what ingredient was in everything. Everyone loves a good surprise, especially when it’s a healthy one, right?
The night before, I whipped up these Benefiber blueberry muffins.
To make them gluten-free, I subbed out the regular flour with almond meal and swapped the blueberries for pomegranante seeds just because I saw them at TJ’s and pretty much had to have them. (Always love a good culinary adventure!)
Using my favorite muffin cups, they turned out a little mushy, which I blame the pomegranate seeds for. (Hey, sometimes not all of your culinary idea work out. So if you try that recipe, I recommend not doing what I did, and following it. Hehe.)
Then, the next morning I got up early and cooked up this savory breakfast casserole recipe from PaleOMG with Benefiber mixed in. A mix of eggs and chorizo and shredded sweet potato, it’s darn delicious.
I also made more vegan protein pancakes, this time with cinnamon and vanilla mixed in for extra flavor, plus — you guessed it — Benefiber! We served these with pumpkin butter, butter and agave-maple syrup.
And last but not least, we had French press coffee and a powerhouse smoothie of kale, banana, blueberries, strawberries, lemon, ginger and Benefiber. The smoothie may not look the most beautiful, but after convincing Mike and Tessa to give it a sip, they found it to be super refreshing and a great kickstart to the day — and the meal!
All in all, it was a great way to start the day. Check out this spread!
And what did our guests think? All smiles! (They still had no idea they were eating a fiber-rich brunch at this point!)
Did you know that Americans consume less than half the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diets?! Yep. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends a healthy diet including 20 to 35 grams fiber a day, but most of us don’t come close to that. Which is exactly why mixing something like Benefiber into your everyday eats (adult recommendation is two teaspoon up to three times a day) is a great way to enjoy the same taste and texture that you’re used to but with all the added benefits of a fiber-rich diet.
Fiber is an important part of the daily diet and can help maintain healthy digestive system. I certainly know that I feel better when I’m getting my daily dose of fiber! (Note: I went back for seconds. Twice.)
After the meal was over — and we had pretty much devoured everything — I told our guests what the “secret ingredient” was.


And they were totally surprised! They had no idea! Tessa was so much of a fan that she wanted to Vanna White our sponsor!
Inspired to try Benefiber in your own brunch or meals? Check out its website or Facebook page for recipes, meal inspiration and nutrition tips. And stay tuned for our Benefiber post next month when celeb chef Richard Blais will share some of his best holiday recipes and tips! Cannot wait for that … !
And tell us, how much fiber do you get in a day? Could you benefit by getting more? —Jenn

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