View Full Version : What do i do with flax seeds?
08-30-2006, 10:36 AM
I bought like 3 bags of them.... don't know what to do with it O.O
08-30-2006, 11:04 AM
You can make crackers out of them either by soaking them.. I think the ratio is one cup seeds to two cups water.. maybe.. might be the other way around. Do a search for flax crackers at the banana and you'll find a bunch of recipies. You can grind flax and put it in things for added fiber and such, or put them in whole if your having a problem with sluggish bm's.
But.. the big thing is.. flax crackers.. yummmm
08-30-2006, 11:13 AM
I grind them and make flax crackers, but we also put them in our green smoothies every single morning. I make smoothies for 3, so I put 3 heaping TBLS in. My joints have never felt so good!
Also, you can grind them up and mash with bananas and coconut butter for a yummy pudding.
I use golden flax seeds as opposed to the brown, I like the taste better, but you should try them both to see which is best for you.
If you don't already own one, buy a cheap coffee grinder, it works perfectly for grinding seeds. When I put them in the Vitamix though, I don't bother grinding, the vitamix will do it for you.
08-30-2006, 11:23 AM
I just made some yummy "banana bread" with just flax and banana! 1 cup whole flax seeds soaked, 1 cup ground flax seed, 2 bananas. Mush all together and dehydrate on a mesh sheet! The outside is hard and inside is moist!!! It was super yummy!
08-30-2006, 11:28 AM
I have those ingredients, I'm going to make some of that banana bread right now. :D Thanks Raeanna!
I used to put them in (fruit) smoothies, about 1/2 to 1 Ts per smoothie. The nutrients will be absorbed better when you grind them first.
08-30-2006, 12:42 PM
08-30-2006, 01:32 PM
-They certainly don't taste wonderful! Ha! ha! I used to just dump them into my big salads and veggie wraps for the nutrition of it.
08-30-2006, 01:37 PM
You eat them, silly! When I'm hungry and bored I just sit there and chew them individually. They don't have a strong taste.Kind of light and krispy.
08-30-2006, 06:12 PM
Raeanna, if you see this post, would you tell me how long you dehydrate that banana bread. I have my loaf in now, I can't believe how large it is! I'm guessing like 24 hours, but not sure. Also, do you remove the teflex sheet at some point and just let it dry on the plastic canvas?
08-30-2006, 06:22 PM
If it doesn't run off the mesh, I would put it on that now. I did half a batch on plastic (similar to teflex) and half on just the screen. I liked the ones on the screen better. They were more moist in the middle. I guess 8 hours is good. I put them in before bed a few nights ago and ate some the next morning. I also forgot that I added some walnuts to it as well.....sorry!!! It will still taste good with just the banana and flax though. I think next time I will also make the banana more chunky so you have banana chunks within the bread! YUM!!!!
08-30-2006, 06:31 PM
Well, 2 great minds think alike, I added walnuts to mine! :D I just couldn't eat banana bread without them.
I'll go take it off the sheet now then, I can't wait to try it in the morning.
08-31-2006, 12:01 AM
Alissa's Book has plenty of recipes.......Flax Seed are loaded with Omega 3........
08-31-2006, 08:01 AM
The banana bread was good, but maybe my bananas weren't sweet enough. Next time I'll add a few dates or honey just to sweeten it a little more. But the nuts are delicious in it. It's very dense and filling! A slice will go well with a cup of tea. :D
08-31-2006, 03:01 PM
I know it was already mentioned, but the choices are endless in the different kinds of crackers you can make with flaxseeds. I am now using this as a crust for making pizzas. I like the texture better then other ones.
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