No-Bake Fiberlicious Cosmic Brownies

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These No-Bake Fiberlicious Cosmic Brownies are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious. The best part is you can get scrumptious brownies without an oven.

There’s nothing as nostalgic as Little Debbie’s Cosmic Brownie treats. While these treats are still oh-so good it may no longer fit our dietary needs. We’ve changed, evolved, and adjusted. But that’s okay, we’re going to let Little Debbie still do her thing and we’re going to make our own tasty creations!

The content creators here love No-Bake recipes because, mostly, they’re

This recipe is inspired by @sixvegansisters No-Bake Cosmic Brownies recipe! But we definitely needed to tweak this recipe by adding wet ingredients into the blender to get a batter-like consistency. Along with our Hazelnut Flavored Psyllium Fiber Powder to make it fiberlicious.

Love No-Bake recipes just as much as us? Check out our Keto No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Fiberlicious Cosmic Brownies

These No-Bake Fiberlicious Cosmic Brownies are vegan, gluten-free, and guilt-free! Perfect for when you need a taste of nostalgia without any of the artificial stuff.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Food Processor/Blender
  • Small Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Parchment/Wax Paper
  • Sheet Pan

Ingredients
  

Vegan Ganache

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Using a food processor [Blender can work but will take longer], combine cashews, soaked dates, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, 1tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tbsp of honey, 1tbsp of almond milk, and Hazelnut Fiber Powder
  • Once the ingredients are evenly combined, line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Press the cosmic brownie mix into the baking pan
  • In the small bowl, melt the coconut oil for the ganache.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder and agave syrup into the small bowl until combined.
  • Evenly Pour the ganache mixture on top of the pressed brownies.
  • Gently top with rainbow sprinkles.
  • Place the brownies into the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  • Once the brownies are as chill as you, slice and serve.
Keyword Brownies, Cosmic Brownies, Fiber Rich, Gluten-Free, No-Bake, sixvegansisters, Vegan, Vegan Dessert
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Psyllium Fiber Supplements & Medication Interaction

Fiber supplements are a great way to increase your daily fiber intake, but if you are taking medication it may not be.

Psyllium fiber is great for your body but it isn’t always the best when taken with certain medications. Firstly, we recommended speaking with a doctor before adding fiber supplements into your diet.

If you are considering taking fiber supplements, that’s great! It shows you are invested in yourself and your body. But there are some things you must be cautious of when taking fiber supplements.

Too Much Fiber Isn’t Good

Yes, too much fiber can be a bad thing. When beginning to incorporate more fiber into your diet, proceed with caution. Don’t take too much too fast, this can cause bloating and diarrhea. Ease into it so you can enjoy all of fiber’s natural benefits.

Fiber Supplements & Medicine

Our all-natural Fiber Powders are sourced from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant (psyllium). Although our fiber comes from some of the best stuff, it has natural negative effects in certain medications. See, that’s why it’s important to consult with your doctor, especially if you are taking any medications. 

Since our soluble fiber doesn’t get absorbed and isn’t easily digested, (this is why fiber gives you that full feeling), it can slow the absorption of the medication too. 

Dr. Gharib from Harvard Medical School said it best when they said,

  “ If there’s lots of fiber and medication in the intestine at the same time, it’s possible that the medication may get swept along with the fiber, so it will be excreted instead of fully absorbed.”

What Kind of Medication?

Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “what kind of medication are you talking about?” Well, these:

Antidepressants medications: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Doxepin (Sinequan), Imipramine (Tofranil)

Diabetes Medications: Diabeta, Glucophage

Carbamazepine: Tegretol

Cholesterol-lowering medications: Cholestyramine (Questran), Colestipol (Colestid)

Digoxin: (Zocor)

Lithium

All this information and more can be found here! Remember, most of these interactions are mild but it’s important to talk to your doctor before starting fiber supplements.

“Should I Not Give My Body Fiber?”

If fiber supplements aren't ideal for you, there are plenty of fruits and veggies that contain enough fiber for you!

No, we need some fiber in our bodies. But what is a person to do? Well, as mentioned earlier, talk with your healthcare provider. They may just recommend taking the fiber supplements 2 to 3 hours before or after you take you medication.

If none of these options fit you, don’t worry, there are plenty of fruits and veggies that can add some fiber into your diet without causing an issue.

Here on the blog, we have crafted many delicious and fiber-licious recipes like our Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars and High Fiber Tropical Smoothie!

Biggest Takeaway

Since natural psyllium fiber isn’t absorbed and digested, (adding bulk into your stool) it can have a negative interaction with certain medications. This is if you are taking your medication around the same as taking fiber supplements.

While most of these interactions are mild we encourage you to speak with your doctor before adding fiber supplements to your diet.

Keto and Fiber

The Keto diet is high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrates!

Beginning a diet is never easy and can come with a lot of challenges but digestion doesn’t have to be one of them. The keto diet has taken social media by storm and we are going to explain why you should pair keto with some fiber!

Keto Diet Explained

So, what exactly is the keto diet and what does it do to your body? 

Imagine instead of your body running on sugar, it ran on fat! That’s what the keto diet does. It is a high-fat, high-protein, and low carbohydrates diet. We all know carbohydrates eventually turn into sugar so things like bread, pasta, and starchy veggies are all foods to limit on keto. 

After limiting your body from carbohydrates, it will then begin to run off fat. But the beginning transition to keto can come with a few challenges. 

If you are considering changing to a keto diet, we recommend speaking with your doctor to see if the diet is right for you.

Beginning Keto Diet Challenges

First of all, dieting. 

If you have never subjected yourself to dieting, it can be a real challenge. Changing the way you eat food to strict boundaries places a lot of pressure on you, but don’t worry. Nobody is perfect and you are not defined by your eating habits. Go easy on yourself, dieting is tough! 

Any tips you may ask? Be gradual and forgiving of yourself. Don’t forget your mental health when trying to take care of your body. Set aside some time everyday for just you to pursue things that bring you joy. 

Alright, second challenge: Constipation

As your body goes through this immense shift, you may experience what other keto dieter’s have went through called the keto flu. Some of these symptons include diarrhea, constipation, and sugar cravings.

Your body is having a hard time adjusting to the lack of carbs in your diet. This is why you need to be gradual when beginning ketosis. It requires more time but your body will thank you and you won’t experience the keto flu.

“high-fat diets slow digestion and decrease GI motilty, so its especially important to get enough.”

If you have already started the diet and are experiencing some digestion issues, try giving fiber a shot. It’s important to nourish your body with plenty of fiber whether you are dieting or not.

“But wait! A lot of high fiber foods aren’t always keto friendly, like bread!”

That’s true but did you know there are veggies, fruits, grains, and nuts that are high in fiber and low in net carbs? Take a peek.

There are tons of veggies, grains, and nuts that are low in net carbs and high in fiber!

But we get it, sometimes getting your daily dietary fiber intake [which is recommended to be 20-35 grams of fiber per day] isn’t always easy. If only there was a way to get delicious plant-based fiber that’s sugar-free and low carb…🤔

Well today is your lucky day! Naturlax® specializes in providing plant-based fiber powders in over 80 delicious flavors!

Naturlax offers only plant-based, sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb fiber supplements.

Naturlax® Fiber Powders are derived from psyllium husk and are always naturally flavored! They’re an easy addition to keto baked breads, pancakes, waffles, and even smoothies. We even have our own Keto No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe!

So What Have We Learned Today?

Well, dieting isn’t easy and you should be forgiving of yourself during this time Adhering to a strict diet isn’t for everyone and isn’t easily accomplished.

Diets like the keto diet causes a huge transition in your body which may cause some digestion issues. That’s why fiber can be keto dieter’s best friend! There are tons of foods that are low in net carbs and high in fiber like avocados and chia puddings. But to get some quick fiber, try a sugar-free and low carb fiber supplement like Naturlax®!

Keto No-Bake Energy Bites

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Kick off your mornings with these Keto No-Bake Energy Bites! These 6 ingredient Energy Bites are easy to make and easy to grab on those busy mornings.

Whether you eat breakfast at 7am or 12pm, these Keto No-Bake Energy bites can be shared and enjoyed at any time.

Or if you need a healthy alternative mid-day snack, give this recipe a shot. Since these bites are packed with 4grams of fiber, they are a perfect snack for helping you feel full.

Fiber and Keto

We’ve made this recipe with Keto Dieters in mind because fiber has no boundaries! Fiber is especially important for beginning keto dieter since your body is going through quite a change. This can cause some constipation that can easily be solved with fiber!

If you enjoyed this recipe you should definitely check out our Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars for some Autumn inspired breakfasts.

Keto No-Bake Energy Bites

Our Keto No-Bake Energy Bites contain only 6 ingredients that you probably already have in your own kitchen! This recipe is ideal for Keto dieters with busy mornings rushing to get out the door. Of course you can substitute the recipe with non-keto ingredients for your preference.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 packet Chai Flavored Fiber Packet
  • 1/3 cup Keto-Friendly Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract.
  • Stir the first three ingredients until unified.
  • Add in the oats, Chai Flavored Fiber Packet, and Keto Chocolate Chips into the mixture
  • Mix all the ingredients until evenly coated.
  • Once mixture is evenly coated, transfer the bowl into the refrigerator and let it firm up for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the mixture from the fridge and roll into 1inch balls.
  • Enjoy now or later [Store the remaining Keto No-Bake Energy Bites into fridge in a sealed container to enjoy later.]
Keyword Keto Breakfast, Keto No Bake Energy Bites, Keto Snack, No Bake Energy Bites, Vegan Breakfast
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