View Full Version : another flax seed question
04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
every time i make a smoothie with flax seeds (3 times so far) it tastes like nail polish remover! i tried grinding them in advance, i tried adding them whole and letting the vitamix do it, and i tried the oil...
is this just what they tast like??
04-21-2009, 09:19 PM
im not a fan of taste either .
but ive seen golden flax seedsand maybe they ttaste better
04-21-2009, 10:01 PM
when i eat raw treats with flax seeds they dont taste like that tho ...
I wouldn't care for adding flax to my smoothie... *Ü*
04-22-2009, 06:20 AM
Hold your Breath and take a Big Swollow and you will not taste it. Anything I don't like the Flavor of.........I just tell Myself....it's Medicine.
04-22-2009, 07:19 AM
I use flax oil instead. Can't taste it at all.
04-22-2009, 09:04 AM
THAT is what I am tasting!! hahaha I sprinkle some flax meal on my morning "oats" (without oats) and sometimes I do get an odd taste. I agree with michigan - golden do seem a bit more mild.
04-22-2009, 09:47 AM
ive found with pumpkin seeds i dont like taste unless i rinse (then dry) first , its as if the moist inner pumpkin pulp coats the seeds and taste nasty as it dries . well maybe it could be the same with the flax , so im gonna try rinsing / drying with them next .
05-04-2009, 11:23 PM
I don't think the golden are more mild. I just made some corn chips with LESS than an 1/8 of a cup of flax in them and I am so mad about the amount of food I am about to waste! They taste like raw fish! YUCK! Any sub suggestions?
05-14-2009, 06:12 AM
There was a time when I did not like the taste of the crushed flax in my smoothies (I like it now) and what I would do is just put the flaxseeds in a glass of water and drink it back first and then take time over my smoothie.
There is no point in drawing the unpleasantness out over your morning.
05-14-2009, 07:16 AM
Flax even the oil has a "speical" tast. You wil get used to it like many other raw foods with a "different" tast ;) I woulden put it into a smoothie unless it is a green soup or somthing. You can grind the flax with a little salt, dried garlic and some dries spices and sprinkle it over a salat or somthing. That is yummy. Crackers are also good.
If you really dont like the tast of flax try Chia / Salba seeds. They dont taste of anything but have a loot of good nutriens.
They taste like raw fish!
Maby the seeds are not fresh ?. Flax, golden or brown, dont taste like raw fish. Hemp seeds on the other hand does.
05-14-2009, 07:23 AM
I wouldn't recomend putting any kind of flax in a smoothie. Whole seeds'll turn it into jelly, ground seeds'll thicken it and make it taste wonky and the oil... well, ok if we're playing wreck-a-smoothie, but that thing is for nosepinching shots only! in my house.
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