Okay I have heard for YEARS that flax seeds and their oil content are sooo wonderful for us...blah blah blah. I have never found a flax seed or flax oil that I have liked. I have swallowed the oil, holding my breath and making faces just to get it down. I have tried ground flax meal, I have tried to mask the flavor of the oil in salad dressings and still I am not sold. I have tried unsuccessfully to try and chew these little buggers.. and it is nearly impossible. Maybe chocolate dipped?
However I am now turning over a new leaf. I am embracing this tiny little seed and all of it's wonderful glory! Golden Raw Flax Seeds.... my new friend. Who would have ever thought something so righteous as the flax seed would befriend someone as sassy as me. But it just happened, just like that. There I was in the grocery baking aisle, and this cute bearded gentleman was beaming down from the 4th shelf. It was Bob's Mill Organic Golden Flax Seeds. I think I bought them just because they said Golden.. and I fancy myself a sucker for glitzy things. So into the cart it went and on to my counter for it's next move.
Would you believe it...for 2 months straight I have been throwing into my morning smoothie 2 TBS of these lovely little seeds...grinding them up to a pulp in my Vitamix and enjoying their health benefits. Seriously... I have noticed some effect...(I think). Being someone who needs to include as much anti-inflammatory foodage as one muster into their diet... these little golden gems were a new found friend. My breakfast is truly a smoothie, every day.....I love it.. There are so many ways to pack goodness into a morning drink. I will list my current favorite below. Enjoy.. and please, do know that I understand your dislike of these little friends... just try them and let them work their golden magic.
mmmmm golden flax seeds
Morning Breakfast Smoothie
- 1/8 of a pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen organic cherries
- 1 peach, apricot, or other fleshy fruit
- 2 TBS Bob's Organic Golden Flax Seeds
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup water, add more if smoothie is too thick
- 1 TBS Artisana Raw Coconut Butter...this stuff is FAB
- 1-2 TBS raw almond butter.... depending on how I am feeling
- 1 small head of romain lettuce or other leafy green