Dog Treat Recipe When Your Pets Need Fiber

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Your dog probably has their own set of treats they love! But do you know what’s in them? Some of us are into finding the right ingredients for ourselves and family but let’s not forget our sweet pups! Keep reading to find out how to choose the right ingredients for your dogs.

Pets Benefit from Fiber too!

As mentioned in a previous blog post, your pet needs fiber in their diets too! Just like you, fiber for your pets alleviates constipation, diarrhea, and even the risk of diabetes. 

So, how do you give your pets more fiber and make sure their food doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients? Well, one way is whole vegetables like sweet potatoes and even pumpkin puree. Or, you can make your own homemade dog treats and it’s really easy. 

Unlike store-bought dog treats, homemade dog treats are free from preservatives and you get to decide what goes in them! Here at Naturlax, we crafted a fiber-packed dog treat recipe to restore balance to their diets. We used our Pure Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder for some extra fiber. Since, this fiber powder is plant-based, it’s safe and effective for your canine companions.

Check out how you can use our Pure Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder as an Egg Replacer!

How Long Do They Last?

You can dry-store these treats in an air-tight container. This method will make the treats last up to a week. But you can always extend their shelf life by placing them in the fridge or freezer. Just defrost when you are ready to serve up some goodness for your pups!

Fiber-Packed Homemade Dog Treats

Are you looking to replace those store-bought dog treats? Then our Fiber Packed Homemade Dog Treats recipe is just what you need. Homemade is the better way for your pup to get the nutrients they need without any harmful ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course dog food, dog treats, Snack
Servings 8 dogs

Equipment

  • Baking Sheets
  • Mixer
  • Bone Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Roller

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Finely Ground Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Pure Psyllium Fiber Powder
  • 1/3 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Ripe Banana

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix until the ingredients are combined.
  • Remove dough from the mixing bowl and begin to roll until it is 1/2inch thick.
  • Cut out pieces of the dough with cookie cutter. With the remaining dough, form into a ball and roll out to the same width.
  • Place the treats onto a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 mins until the treats are golden brown.
  • Let the treats cool before serving to your dogs.
Keyword Dog Snacks, Dog Treats, Easy Dog Treat Recipe, Healthy Dog Treats, Homemade Dog Treats
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This Jelly is Sugar-Free and Easy to Make

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If you’ve been on the search for a sugar-free jelly/jam then this recipe is for you! Our friend Briana crafted this delicious recipe using our Berry Flavored Psyllium Fiber Powder! Check out her instagram page filled with many more sugar-free and gluten-free recipes!

This recipe isn’t just sugar-free but also contains all-natural fiber! So, whether you’re on the keto diet or just want to decrease your sugar intake this jelly is a great choice. 

The Benefits of Homemade Jellies and Jams

Sure, you can find sugar-free jams in stores. But do you want synthetic color additives or food dyes made from petroleum? What about hidden ingredients? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

No Sugar

Most store-bought jellies and jams contain more sugar than fruit. To fully enjoy a delicious and fruity jam, it needs to be more fruit than sugar. Hold the guilt please! 

No High Fructose Corn Syrup

Although HFCS is made from corn, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Actually, it’s quite the opposite! Experts believe diets with high levels of HFCS are a key component in obesity along with numerous other health effects! You can read more about the negative effects of HFCS here

No Artificial Food Coloring

Some of the most famous house-hold jelly brands, contain synthetic color additives, like Red 40.

“What is Red 40 anyways?” Well, it’s food dye made from petroleum that is approved by the FDA but it also has shown to have negative effects on the immune system. You can read all about this and more here! 

Added Nutrients like Fiber

Have you ever thought about adding all-natural fiber to your homemade jam recipes? Probably not, because your fiber is just one boring flavor, like orange.

Well not with Naturlax, we have so many fun fruity flavors like Berry! Since our fiber powder acts as a thickening agent, it’s perfect to get the desired jelly texture. Not only this, but now your jam has an added nutrient! Can store-bought do that?!

If you like this sugar-free recipe, check out our Keto No-Bake Energy Bites.

Sugar-Free Berry Jelly

Our friend Briana Karcho, crafted this sugar-free and nutritious berry jelly that's so easy to make and delicious! The best part, this jelly doesn't contain any artificial or harmful ingredients! Which makes it perfect for health conscious moms, keto dieters, and diabetics.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Small Sauce Pan
  • Whisk
  • Resealable Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Mixed Berries: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Keto Sweetener
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Berry Flavored Psyllium Husk

Instructions
 

  • In small sauce pan over low heat, add in frozen mixed berries. Cover the lid for 3-minutes and let the steam begin to melt the berries.
  • Add in Vanilla and Keto Sweetener, then stir to combine. Begin to smash the berries together with a whisk
  • Next, add in the Naturlax Berry Psyllium Husk and mix!
  • Lastly, add in approx. 1/4cup of water or more until desired consistency achieved.
  • Simmer on low for 5 minutes to thicken
  • Spoon the berry jelly into a clean jar, cover and refrigerate. Suggested use within 2-3 weeks, it can also be frozen and thawed in the refrigerator before using.
Keyword Jam, Jelly, Keto Breakfast, Sugar Free, Sugar Free Breakfast
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Constipation in Your Children: Three Easy Ways to Relieve It

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Constipation in children is something every parent has dealt with. Constipation is very common but it can be easily treated. Here are three easy ways to relieve constipation in your children! But first, let’s discuss how to tell if your child is constipated.

First off, infrequent bowel movements. Now, this can look a little different for each child because some kids might have bowel movements 2 to 3 times and for others it can just be once a day. This is mostly normal, but if you noticed your child hasn’t had a bowel movement in a couple days, then they’re probably constipated. 

Also, a common symptom of constipation is abdominal pain. 

“Constipation is a top reason kids get belly pain. If you haven’t had a bowel movement (poop) for a while or if it hurts to go to the bathroom or your bowel movements are hard, you are probably constipated.”

Here’s how parents can relieve constipation for their children!

Fluids to Solve Constipation

Make sure your child is drinking plenty of fluids, especially water. Dehydration can cause a number of problems, such as constipation. Fluids help move things along in your intestines which means, no constipation! So, it’s important they get enough water.

If your child is picky, like most, we suggest adding in flavoring drops to their water! They’ll be hydrated and love the fun flavors! 

Here’s where parents can buy all-natural and organic Water Flavoring!

High-Fiber Foods

Eating fruits and vegetables are important for children’s diets because they contain a ton of vitamins and nutrients! A key nutrient to prevent constipation is fiber! Here’s our blog post explaining fiber and why it’s important!

Luckily, the answer to your child’s tummy troubled can be found already in your kitchen! But we should note, children aren’t the only ones that can use a fiber boost. On average most Americans fall short of the recommended daily amount. So, eat some high-fiber foods with your kids.

Here’s a list of High-Fiber Foods you and your child will love. 

  • Apples (with skin) at least 3.6grams of fiber
  • Bananas 3.1 grams of fiber
  • Avocados about 6 grams of fiber
  • Raspberries 4 grams of fiber per ½ cup serving
  • Oatmeals 10grams of fiber per 3.5oz
  • Whole Grain Cereal 9.1 grams of fiber per 1/3-cup serving

Fiber Supplements for Kids

We recommend speaking with your doctor before giving your child fiber supplements. 

What if your children are extreme picky eaters? Well, there are a ton of options out there to relieve constipation for your children. Most kids are on-the-go, so it can be a challenge to make sure your child is getting the nutrients they need. 

That’s where Naturlax 4 Kids comes in! We make it easy to give your child a fiber boost with so many delicious kid-friendly flavors to choose from. 

But don’t worry, just because these flavors are for kids doesn’t mean adults can’t have some too!

As an added bonus, we created a Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding using our Chocolate Flavored Fiber for Kids!

Parents and kids will love this Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding!

Like this recipe? Try out our Keto No-Bake Energy Bites!

This Chocolate Chia Pudding is a recipe parents and kids will love!

Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding

This Chocolate Fiber Chia Pudding contains 15 grams of fiber per serving, giving your kids a fiber boost!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add in the chia seeds and non-dairy milk into a jar. Mix together.
  • Add in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, fiber powder, and maple syrup into the jar with the chia seeds. Whisk together until combined.
  • Let the chia pudding chill in the fridge overnight to thicken.
  • Serve the next morning or as dessert. Top with chocolate shavings and strawberries or with toppings of your choice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 29.1gProtein: 9.2gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 1.4gSodium: 68mgFiber: 15gSugar: 8.5gCalcium: 215.5mgIron: 3.5mg
Keyword Healthy Recipes for Kids, Kid Recipes, Recipes for Kids, Vegan, Vegan Pudding
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Easy Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

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If you aren’t tired of another pumpkin recipe, then these Mini Pumpkin Pancakes are just for you! We wanted to crank out one last Pumpkin recipe before season turns to the winter holidays.

We couldn’t help but notice mini pancakes taking over our feed so we had to give it shot! The content creators had loads of fun making these little flapjacks and we believe you will too!

First we need to clear the air, there is more to these Mini Pumpkin Pancakes than meets the eye. Our mini cakes are packed with one serving of our all-natural Pure Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder. They’re tiny but mighty!

But our Psyllium Powder did a lot more for this mini flapjacks than add some much-needed fiber. We used our Pure Psyllium Powder as an egg substitute in these cakes so they’re completely vegan.

Check out our Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder as Egg Substitutes to find out how to do this!

Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

Mini Pumpkin Pancakes are the perfect little stack for either a fun snack or as cereal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Flat Frying Pan/Griddle
  • Spatula
  • Hot Plate/ Stove
  • Piping Bag/ Ziploc Bag

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • Psyllium Powder as Egg Substitute
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tbsp SweetenFX
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine dry ingredients, All purpose flour, sweetener, baking powder, ground allspice, cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt into a bowl. Whisk together.
  • In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pipe the pancake batter into a piping bag or ziploc bag.
  • On medium, pipe the pancakes in 1inches circles on the flat frying pan.
  • Ensure each side is brown then serve.
Keyword Egg Replacer, Egg substitute, Mini Pancake Recipe, Mini Pancakes, Vegan, Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Egg Replacer, Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
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No-Bake Recipe: Easy 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. And who doesn’t love a good brownie recipe that you don’t have to bake?!

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, they’re easy and delicious!

This recipe is inspired by @sixvegansisters vegan treat. 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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Easy Recipes: Pumpkin Vegan Baked Oat Bars

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It’s time for all things Fall! We’re here to kick off the fall season with our Pumpkin Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars! As with all our recipes, these oat bars are packed with plant-based fiber to keep your gut healthy. First, let’s discuss why we love this nutritious recipe so much.

Pumpkin Puree: It’s Loaded with Nutrients

Yes, we added our fiber powder to this recipe but there is another ingredient in here that’s packed with fiber. Pumpkin puree. A can of Organic Pumpkin Puree contains at least 3 grams of fiber per serving [1/2 cup]! So, maybe you might consider the Pumpkin Latte? Just kidding, that’s filled with sugar, which is the opposite of fiber.

Anyways, organic pumpkin puree is high in fiber content! Plus, you can find 100% pure pumpkin puree that does not contain sugar! So, it’s keto and low-carb friendly way of increasing your daily intake of fiber. Pumpkin Puree is versatile for most diets but did you know it can help your constipated pets too?! Click here to learn all about the types of fiber you dogs and cats can consume.

Read on to see which fiber powder we used!

The Other Way to Use Fiber

As mentioned above, this oat bar recipe is backed with double the amount of fiber. So, not only will it keep your digestive system happy, but your children’s too! Try this recipe with kids and let us know what they think!

These oat bars are easy, nutritious, and delicious. Perfect to save for breakfast on-the-go or pack into your kid’s school lunch box…at home. 

Eat them as is or warm them up in the microwave for a warm and soft oat bar. 

That’s not all folks! We didn’t just use our fiber powder in this recipe. We used our Pure Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder and water as an egg replacement. Check out our blog post to see how we do this!

Yes, these Oat Bars are vegan! Of course if you’d like to use regular ol’ eggs, you can!  

This recipe is as easy as placing all your ingredients into a bowl, mixing it up, and baking!
This recipe has less than 10 ingredients that can be commonly found in any kitchen!
We topped our Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars with honey and powdered sugar.
Sprinkle the oat bars with honey and powdered sugar for a sweeter taste!

Vegan Baked Pumpkin Oat Bars

Oat Bars are the easy-to-grab breakfast your mornings have been needing. These bars are just in time for the infamous pumpkin season too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Spatula
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Nature's Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 4 oz Egg Replacer (Psyllium Husk Fiber Powder)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • While that's heating, mix all your ingredients together.
  • Transfer mixture into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake mixture for 25-30minutes or until golden brown.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy! Or place them in the fridge for the next morning.
  • To reheat your bars, simply put them in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
Keyword Oat Bars, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Breakfast, Pumpkin Oat Bars, Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Pumpkin Recipes
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Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl

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Let’s be real with ourselves; we can all use a little more fiber in our diets, and you can’t forget the greens! Well, it’s just your luck because we crafted a recipe that brings you both with our Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl.🌱

Blended or Pressed Fruits

Blended your fruits still leaves you with their fiber and nutrients, unlike juicing.

Smoothies are so easy to make since you can use just about any fruits and greens you have in your own kitchen! BUT did you know blending your fruits and veggies keeps their fiber and other nutrients unlike juicing. It’s true! When you blend fruits and veggies you are still consuming their pulp and skin where a lot of the nutrients are. This gets lost when you juice your fruits and veggies. 

This isn’t to say juicing your fruits isn’t nutritious. They do have vitamins and minerals but if you’re looking for a beverage to be a meal replacement, smoothies are the better option!

At Naturlax, we always include fiber in our recipes because it’s a huge part of a well-balanced breakfast! Don’t underestimate the power of fiber. 💪🏻

Add all your fruits and veggies along with our fiber to create the perfect well-balanced breakfast!

Why You Should Start Your Day with Fiber

By starting your mornings with plant-based fiber, you are able to feel fuller for longer. And here’s why: fiber sits in your stomach longer because it creates a gel-like substance in your stomach. It slows down digestion and takes up more space in your stomach. Now, you are able to snack less on the donuts your coworker brought in. Including fiber into your breakfast helps in weight loss by avoiding the need to snack throughout the day. 

Another Great Ingredient

But wait, that’s not all there is! This bowl contains another great ingredient, and it’s 1 Original Flavor Yum Matcha ®Packet. That’s right, matcha but not just any matcha, Yum Matcha ®! Their matcha contains antioxidants for heart health and brain function! 

There are many ways to increase your daily intake of fiber, so here’s one way you can accomplish this with our Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl! 

Feel free to alter the recipe to your liking, but this is how we smoothie bowl.

🍌Check out our High Fiber Tropical Smoothie for another tasty recipe!🍌

Our Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl topped with chopped bananas, homemade Matcha Granola, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.

Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl

This easy Green Fiber Smoothie Bowl recipe is nutritious and delicious. Feel free to alter the recipe to your liking, but this is how we smoothie bowl.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Cutting Knives
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 1. Place all the measured ingredients into the blender and blend until thick and smooth.
  • 2. Add more or less coconut water/or ice to achieve your desired consistency.
  • 3. Pour into an aesthetically pleasing bowl for your Instagram post.
  • 4. Top it up your way! Just don't forget the toppings!

Notes

  • Remember: you don’t have to stick to these fruits and veggies. Substitute with whichever you prefer but we highly recommend our Flavored Fiber Packets and Yum Matcha!
  • Don’t forget toppings! 
Keyword Fiber Smoothie Bowl, Green Smoothie Bowl, Matcha Smoothie Bowl, Smoothie Bowl
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High Fiber Tropical Smoothie To Start Your Day

It’s a beautiful day and the birds are chirping outside the Naturlax kitchen window. We are starting off our day with a bang as we line up our fruits for our Nutritious High Fiber Tropical smoothie.

What’s the secret to our amazing texture and taste you ask? Well, our little secret is that we love to add in Naturlax pineapple psyllium fiber. It supports us in creating the smooth texture in our smoothie.

We kick off our days with this delicious smoothie as it helps us get the right amount of nutritional support for our day.  It’s super important to make sure that we get all our daily needed nutrients.

Did you know that women need approximately 25g of fiber per day? For men, it’s even more, with a recommended 38g of fiber per day? Yeah, this blew our minds as well especially since we found out that on average adults only consume about half of that. Luckily one serving size of Naturlax contains 4g of fibers, which can help you get closer to your goal. That is why we enjoy adding it into our smoothies.

So before we hit the floor running we like to take some time to nourish our bodies with all that we need.  Of course, we couldn’t keep this recipe to ourselves…

High Fiber Tropical Smoothie Recipe

What you’ll need…

🍍 ½ cup of Pineapple

🍌 ½ cup of Banana

🥛 1 cup of Almond Milk

🥄 ½ cup of Yogurt

💗 1 Packet of Naturlax Pineapple Psyllium Fiber

❄️ 1 cup of Ice

Directions

  1. Add in all items into a blender
  2. Then blend
  3. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy


This is great for a morning boost or a pick me up throughout the day. To check out our 80+ flavor selections visit NaturLax