Who thought an itty bitty seed could pack a nutritional punch to your health? Flax seeds are a rich source of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) which is a type of Omega 3, along with ligins, which is a plant based phytoestrogen and an antioxidant. If you have a NEED for SEED in your diet, then check out these crazy ways to sneak this seed into your recipes!
Some Functional Ways To Use Flax Seeds
- Adapt your existing recipes by substituting flax for the oil or shortening specified in a recipe. If a recipe calls for 1/3 cup of oil, replace with 1 cup of ground flaxseed – a 3:1 substitution ratio. Also replace an egg for a dairy free alternative: 1 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
- Ground flax can be added to your morning juice or chocolate milk – usually a heaping tablespoon or two with your favorite beverage. Or you can sprinkle ground flax on cereals, yogurt or Betsy’s Best!
- Recommended Daily Usage – To get the maximum benefits from flax seeds it is recommend using 3 tbsp. of ground flax seeds per day.
Try this recipe for Homemade Dairy & Gluten-Free Pancakes!