Flaxseeds are great to include regularly in the diet and a powerhouse giving you a good mix of fibre, omega 3 fats and antioxidants. You can use them in a smoothie bowl like this, make your own flax seed meal in a high speed blender for baking or you can soak them in lukewarm water for about 10-15 minutes to get rid of the phytic acid which enhances the absorption of minerals into your body.
You can also grind the seeds into a fine powder to get their entire nutritional value and eat a tablespoon of the powder on a daily basis, just by itself or over your porridge, mix into yoghurt, smoothies for example.
3 tbsp. flaxseeds
½ cup (100ml) water
1 cup raspberries, frozen
3 heaped tbsp. (50ml) beetroot juice
2 tbsp. natural yogurt (or plant based)
1 tsp. raw cacao nibs
What you need to do
Feel free to use any yogurt you like – including plant-based yogurts. Watch out for any added sugars and sweeteners in your yogurts.