Fit Friday – Herbalife Apple Fiber Complex Recipes

Herbalife sells a Fiber Complex that comes in unflavored and apple flavor.  The key benefits listed on the Herbalife website are as follows:

  • Promotes regularity and healthy bowel movement*
  • Supports growth of friendly intestinal bacteria*
  • 5g of balanced soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Add to Formula 1 for a thicker, smoother shake

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It’s meant as a drink mix or to be added into shakes. It’s only 15 calories for a scoop serving and has no sugar (although it is sweet).  The apple fiber complex is often used in their famous Apple Pie Shake (see recipe below).  But what else can you do with it?  A lot actually!  Below are a few recipes I’ve created to use the apple fiber complex powder.  Enjoy!

APPLE PANCAKES (and variations)

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(I like to eat these pancakes with sugar-free preserves and cool whip!)

  • 1/3 cup Heart Healthy Bisquick Mix
  • 1 scoop Herbalife apple fiber
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp light sour cream

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and cook like a normal pancake with Pam or butter (add calories for butter)
  2. Makes 1 generous pancake or 2 small pancakes.

Nutrition info: Calories: 206, carbs: 22, fat: 5, protein: 13, sodium: 484, sugar: 4

Variations to the Apple Pancake:

  • Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon (adds 2 calories believe it or not)
  • Add 1/4 cup diced strawberries (delicious with the apple flavor and makes it more moist! – adds 12 calories, 3 carbs, and 2 sugar)
  • Add 1/4 cup blueberries (great as well, although I prefer the strawberries – adds 21 calories, 5 carbs, and 4 sugar)
  • Add 1/3 banana or about 1/4 cup (makes it more moist and great flavor – adds 30 calories, 10 carbs, and 5 sugar)
  • Add 1 Tbsp sugar free caramel syrup (tastes like a caramel apple and adds no calories and just 1 carb)
  • Add 1/4 cup Fiber One Original cereal (for an extra 7 grams of fiber, adds 30 calories)

 

CARAMEL APPLE CRUMB CAKE IN A MUG

You’ve probably heard of cakes in a mug.  They’re all the rage right now because you can make just one serving, and a lot of people are offering up healthier versions.  Here’s my healthy version of one for you using the apple fiber at just under 200 calories!  It tastes great too.  I added cool whip to mine!

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  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 scoop Herbalife apple fiber
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash on nutmeg and allspice

For crumb topping

  • 1 Tbsp quick oats
  • 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp whipped light butter (or margarine), soft
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix all cake ingredients together and spoon into mug sprayed with Pam.
  2. Mix crumb topping ingredients and crumble on top of cake batter.
  3. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. (Microwave times may vary, but cake will be moist.)
  4. Top with Cool Whip if desired.

Nutrition info (without cool whip): Calories: 199, carbs: 36, fat: 3, protein: 10, sodium: 182, sugar: 7

Other Ideas for Apple Fiber

  • Add 1/2 – 1 scoop to homemade oatmeal – no sugar/Splenda needed!)
  • Add 1/2 scoop to unsweetened cereal (it’s too sweet to add to sweetened cereal)

SHAKES WITH  APPLE FIBER COMPLEX

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(Of course, you can add it to any shake and any combination you’d like, but here are a few specific recipes.)

  1. Apple Pie Shake – 2 scoops Vanilla PDM, 2 scoops French Vanilla HM, 1 scoop apple fiber complex, 1 graham cracker square, cinnamon and nutmeg (266 calories, 12 sugar)
  2. Apple Streusel –  2 scoops Vanilla PDM, 2 scoops French Vanilla HM, 1 scoop apple fiber complex, 1/4 cup oats, cinnamon and nutmeg (290 calories, 10 sugar)
  3. Peanut Butter Apple – 2 scoops Vanilla PDM, 2 scoops French Vanilla HM, 1 scoop apple fiber complex, 1-2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter/PB2 (238-260 calories, 10-11 sugar)
  4. Fair Caramel Apple –  2 scoops Vanilla PDM, 2 scoops French Vanilla HM, 1 scoop apple fiber complex, 1 Tbsp peanuts (255 calories, 10 sugar)
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~ by Dusty Crabtree - Author of Shadow Eyes on July 26, 2013.

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