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10-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Whenever I make smoothies in my K-tec blender, I also grind up the flax seeds in a coffee grinder before I add it to the blender. Does anyone else who has a K-tec ever just add the flax straight to the blender? If so, does it actually grind it up well? It would just eliminate an extra step if I didn't have to grind it up in the coffee grinder first.
10-26-2006, 01:51 PM
I don't own a K-Tec, but once in one of my classes someone brought one for us to use and she did grind up dry flax in there...did a really good job too!
I use my Vitamix to grind it and it works well also.
10-26-2006, 08:27 PM
I wonder if it would still grind up with all of the other ingredients and liquid added?
10-26-2006, 08:31 PM
It might...but I'm not sure.
But if it were me, I'd just start out in a dry blender with dry seeds and grind those first and then add the other ingredients right on top of the ground seeds and blend the smoothie from there.
10-27-2006, 04:17 AM
Well, my blender does not grind it completely with water in, haven't tried dried though..
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10-27-2006, 05:58 AM
Since my beautiful dobe girl needs it and we do use it in recipes, I regularly find myself grinding up 1-2 cups of flax in the K-Tec. It's done in about 5 seconds.
I would take Rawk's suggestion and blend up a cup or so prior to making your green smoothie, and refrigerate the part you will not be using. No need to get the coffee grinder out.
I know I have put the seeds in my smoothies whole but I don't remember the result. (Sorry)
10-27-2006, 07:17 AM
Could u grind some in the K-tec, then add the rest of your ingredients? That's the way I do it with my regular ol' blender:)
10-27-2006, 02:44 PM
I decided just to try it myself. I made a smoothie in my K-tec of 2 T flax seeds, 2 T sunflower seeds, 1.5 c water and 1 c strawberries. I put everything in the blender at once and the blender did a GREAT job of grinding the flax seeds. It ground them up just as well as the coffee grinder. YEAH!!!!! :) I love my K-tec :D
10-27-2006, 03:11 PM
K-Tec rawks!!! :D
10-27-2006, 10:04 PM
Just wanted to say hi and I agree...Go K-Tec...
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