You’ll find many different fiber blends on the market. Some made exclusively from natural ingredients and others with not-so-natural additives. All are quite overpriced. We began making our own fiber blend years ago when I realized how inexpensive psyllium and flax are. Initially we just used ground flax mixed in water as our fiber supplement but over time I added more and more ingredients- some because of their fiber content and others just because I knew they were good for us and I couldn’t figure where else to fit more of them into our diet (things like spirulina and turmeric). This fiber blend is extremely inexpensive to make. I make it in quantity and then store a jar for active use as well as the extra in our refrigerator (or freezer).
Homemade Fiber Blend
1 cup ground flax
1/3 cup psyllium husks
2 Tbsp. ground chia seed
2 Tbsp. ground turmeric
2 tsp. spirulina
1 tsp. kelp granules
Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together until well blended. Pour into canning jars and keep in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.
Mix 1-2 Tbsp. in 16 oz. of water (or mix into 8 oz. of water and follow with another cup of water). We simply add 2 Tbsp. to water in a pint canning jar, seal with a lid and shake until well mixed.
This is known as our “yucky drink” by our kids. Not tasty in any way, but not horrible either. Just a simple, inexpensive way to daily get some high quality fiber and nutrition into our systems!