For such a tiny seed, flaxseed (or linseed) are a nutritional powerhouse, with omega 3 essential fatty acids perfect for those looking to increase their polyunsaturated fats. For those interested, they have a remarkable fat profile:
They are also a potent anti inflammatory and antioxidant and contain heaps of fiber, which helps your body be able to digest all that good stuff.
But because of their hard outer layer, you need to either grind them or soak them for 8 hours to ensure bio-availability of the nutrients, otherwise our bodies will just churn them through undigested and, well, that would just be downright pointless.
Here is a recipe for a very healthy snack you can take with you anywhere and know you’re getting a good omega 3 and protein boost wherever you are.
What you need:
- 1 cup whole flaxseed (soaked 8 hours in 1 3/4 cup water)
- 1 cup Prana Salted Caramel Protein
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 5 organic eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Coconut flakes to sprinkle on top
What you do:
Oven to 180 degrees. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with baking paper. Place eggs and almond meal in food processor and blend 2 mins or until light and creamy. Add remaining ingredients except coconut. Make sure you include all of the flaxseed fluid as this will have become gelatinous and is helpful in binding ingredients. Blend a further 30 seconds or until just combined and spoon into tray.