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Introducing Metamucil Free — All Of The Fiber, None Of The Artificial Junk (Plus A Bonus Pitaya Bowl Recipe)

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Let’s get real for a second and talk digestion.

It’s no secret that I’ve always had an AWFUL digestive system. Things like 24/7 bloating & pressure, frequent constipation, and cramps-so-bad-that-I-can’t-move-from-the-fetal-position-for-3-hours are all par for the course.

Sexy, I know. And insanely inconvenient and frustrating, especially during beach season when you want your abs as flat as humanly possible.

At one point it got so bad that I went down the WebMD spiral of death and self-diagnosed myself with about 47 different conditions, ranging from Crohn’s & IBS to colon cancer. Fortunately, it was none of the above — it had everything to do with my diet and sensitivities to certain foods, ingredients, and additives (side note: get a colonoscopy to be 100% sure if you’re in a similar situation).

But it takes a lot of trial, error, and pain to figure that out.

I’ve had to make countless dietary changes over many years just to make it bearable. Things like cutting out almost all dairy (RIP whey and cheese), limiting artificial sweeteners and additives as much as possible, eating less red meat, and getting on the mostly-gluten-free bandwagon are all key components.

That’s one of the million reasons why I’m obsessed with spiralized vegetables & “pasta.”

In addition to that, it’s about adding things to your diet that help. Probiotics are a MAJOR life saver. Copious amounts of vegetables and leafy greens, and constant hydration are major keys. But one of my little secret weapons—in particularly in smoothies and smoothie bowls—that I rely on consistently is 100% natural psyllium fiber, in the form of Metamucil Free.

Most people don’t eat anywhere enough fiber, especially when you start cutting out wheat and grains. Metamucil Free makes it incredibly simple to jack up your fiber intake in a way that’s au natural and mimics real food. It works naturally by forming a gel in the body that bulks up and retains water, which makes it easier to stay regular.

I also love, love, love that the new product is completely free of artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or gluten. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Just psyllium fiber and a little natural sugar. It fits seamlessly with my diet and is a staple in my daily routine.

If you’re experiencing similar issues or just want to enhance your diet and digestive health, give it a shot. Use my go-to Creamy, Dreamy Island Pitaya Bowl Recipe below to get started — it’s the perfect blast of refreshment & nutrition to cool off and fuel up during summer.

And if for more delicious recipes—like my Acai Smoothie Bowl & Pineapple-Mango Protein Smoothie—check out Metamucil’s recipe database.


[Recipes] Creamy, Dreamy Island Pitaya Bowl

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Servings: 1

Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 packets frozen pitaya
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp. Metamucil Free
  • *Mango
  • *Goji berries
  • *Shredded coconut
  • *Kiwi
  • *Chia seeds
  • *Banana

*Optional toppings.


How To:
  • 1. Break up the frozen pitaya into chunks. Add it into a blender with banana, almond milk, and Metamucil Free.
  • 2. Blend on high until thick and creamy.
  • 3. Pour out into a bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • 4. Add toppings as desired — kiwi, mango, chia seeds, shredded coconut, goji berries, and banana are all great options.

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

Come be friends with me on Instagram (@BRYDISANTO) & Snapchat (BRYDISANTO).
Bryan DiSanto
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