4 Easy ways to get a flaxseed nutrition boost
Flaxseed is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. The seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and contain some of the highest levels of Omega 3’s. Adding flaxseed to your daily meals can help you maintain better nutrition and a healthier body. Here are 4 easy ways to get a flaxseed nutrition boost:
Add flaxseed to juice and smoothies
For those people who don’t really like the taste of flaxseed, this is the easiest way to get the nutritional value of flaxseed without the taste. Simply add a tablespoon of flaxseed to your smoothie or juice and blend together. The benefit is that the ground flaxseed brings a thicker consistency to the drink which leaves you feeling fuller for longer. It is a quick and easy way to get great nutrition into a really simple meal or snack.
Add flaxseed to breakfast cereals, pancakes or muffins
Flaxseed can be added whole or toasted to cereals, pancakes or muffins to give you a nutritious boost to your breakfast. Sprinkled on top of freshly baked muffins, flaxseeds give the muffins a crunchy nutty texture and flavour. In breakfast cereals such as muesli, flaxseed can increase the fat content. Ideally the flaxseed should be lightly toasted to ensure that nutrients can be absorbed. Ground flaxseeds can be added to pancakes as a substitute for about ¼ of the flour content. Once again this increases the fat and nutritional value of your breakfast.
Flaxseed salad sprinkle
Combine flaxseeds with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. In a pan toast the seeds on moderate heat until they start to pop. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, before sprinkling over your favourite salad. The flaxseed salad sprinkle is especially delicious in salads that contain roasted butternut, feta cheese or avocado. The rich flavours combine to make a delectable and highly nutritious meal.
Crispy flaxseed crumbs
Instead of using breadcrumbs, combine ground and whole flaxseeds together and use them to crumb foods such as haloumi cheese, mushrooms, peppers or meatballs. Fry the crumbed foods on high heat in a little oil and enjoy a delicious and nutritious snack. Crumbed vegetables can also be used as a side dish for a main meal.
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