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#1 glitter♡

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:22 PM

Someone gave me a huuuuuuge container of Golden Flaxseed (Whole). I know they're supposed to be very healthy but I'm unsure how best to use them...Smoothies I suppose? What do you guys do?


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:26 PM

I used to make low carb crackers and flat breads with it :)
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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:38 PM

When I was vegan, I thought I would get omega-3 deficiency if I didn't have my daily 1-3tbsp per day if that answers your question. I usually just either sprinkled/mixed it with my oatmeal or just took it straight from the tablespoon with water just to get the nutrients and not to mess with the flavor of my oats Flaxseed is so bitter.


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 08:40 PM

Forgot to mention, don't expose it to high heat. It's high polyunsaturated fat content can make it go rancid quickly. For this reason, you need to freeze that bad and portion it well.


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 10:43 PM

i add ground flaxseed to oatmeal

you could use flax almost any place you would use chia seeds


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 06:43 AM

i add ground flaxseed to oatmeal

you could use flax almost any place you would use chia seeds

 

Oatmeal with ground flaxseed is the best. 


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:45 AM

I used to mix with water or natural fruit juice and have a small glass in the a.m  maybe 2 or 3 times a week


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:47 AM

You need to grind them if they're whole because your body can't break open the outer hull. Grinding them to a powder releases the nutrients. I eat them maybe 4 times a week by sprinkling them over my daily salad.
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:00 AM

I love them! I buy them whole and grind them myself, because they go rancid quickly otherwise. I eat 2 tablespoons daily on salads or veggies
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:31 PM

Aw thanks for all the info and responses guys!

 

I'm gonna try 2 tbsp per day, freshly ground each time. I'm gonna try it in water/juice like some of you suggested! I just want to make sure I absorb all the nutrients.


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:40 PM

Aw thanks for all the info and responses guys!

 

I'm gonna try 2 tbsp per day, freshly ground each time. I'm gonna try it in water/juice like some of you suggested! I just want to make sure I absorb all the nutrients.

 

 

Ah perhaps I should have mentioned I soak them overnight first (then rinse) before adding to juice etc, as GloriousThorn mentioned the husk needs to be broken down

I'm going to have some this week now I've been reminded of them  :)


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 03:00 PM

Ah perhaps I should have mentioned I soak them overnight first (then rinse) before adding to juice etc, as GloriousThorn mentioned the husk needs to be broken down

I'm going to have some this week now I've been reminded of them  :)

So do you rinse the whole seeds, soak them overnight, and then grind them in the morning before drinking? I wonder if putting it in milk would work too nutrient-wise, or if juice is better for absorption (or maybe I'm overthinking it :) )


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:52 AM

Aw thanks for all the info and responses guys!

 

I'm gonna try 2 tbsp per day, freshly ground each time. I'm gonna try it in water/juice like some of you suggested! I just want to make sure I absorb all the nutrients.

 

 

There also is a use for flaxseed in baking, which is useful for people who do not consume dairy, eggs, or oil.

 

Flaxseed can substitute for such things if made into a kind of paste.
 

There are various recommendations online about how exactly to do it, but I saw someone mix finely ground flaxseed with some water or almond milk,

wait a short time, a

nd add to the baking ingredients

(in these cases, it was for a healthier version of gluten free pancakes). 


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 04:42 AM

So do you rinse the whole seeds, soak them overnight, and then grind them in the morning before drinking? I wonder if putting it in milk would work too nutrient-wise, or if juice is better for absorption (or maybe I'm overthinking it :) )

 

 

I pour very hot water over them and leave to stand overnight.  Next morning I rinse very thoroughly in a sieve, drain and then add to water or juice.

Milk would be fine if you are ok digesting it, I've done it with almond milk.  

 

They would be hard to grind when wet I think.  I've never done it, maybe they'd go to a paste.

 

If you have a Nutri-Blender style gadget you could try whizzing them in there with other stuff to make a smoothie

 

Have fun experimenting  :)


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 07:59 AM

has anyone ever tried adding ground flaxseeds into protein shakes? I have a whole kilo of protein powder that has the grossest consistency ever when mixed with fluids so I'm wondering if it'd work to make the consistency a little more thick and smoothie like...


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:14 PM

I love to put them in my oatmeal and fruit smoothies 


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:23 PM

One time I got a breakfast cereal and it had flaxseed in it

 

I am now confident in my gag response


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:25 PM

One time I got a breakfast cereal and it had flaxseed in it

 

I am now confident in my gag response

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:27 PM

Ground flax seed is really nice on yogurt, with frozen blueberries/raspberries mashed in.


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:29 PM

One time I got a breakfast cereal and it had flaxseed in it

 

I am now confident in my gag response

Baha this cracked me up!


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