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INDYTRACKMOM Posts: 839
9/9/13 2:37 P

I use both whole and ground, add whole to oatmeal - use ground in other recipes

CLARK971 Posts: 737
9/9/13 2:17 P

I add ground flax to yogurt and oatmeal

LADYK16 SparkPoints: (4,182)
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9/9/13 1:49 P

I recently made some vegan zuchinni bread that called for flax seed. It was delish! I would imagine you could throw them in any kind of bread.

FIATVOLUNTASTUA Posts: 1,840
9/9/13 3:20 A

I've still got some in the freezer--ground and whole--consuming the oil is probably better but it is a bit more expensive than the seeds.
I now use Krill oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acids; also the DHA and EPA extracts.

ATHENA1966 Posts: 2,447
9/7/13 11:14 P

I make muffins out of the flax meal (ground flax). They are so good and filling. I make applesauce or blueberry. Really healthy and tasty.

GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (28,564)
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9/7/13 9:21 P

I use my small coffee bean grinder which I use just for the flax. Then I keep the ground in a small jar in the frig. I keep my whole seeds in the freezer also. I would think a mortar and pestle would do fine.

I use ground flax in oatmeal, smoothies, homemade baked goods and in my yogurt. Today I used them in the buttermilk oatmeal pancakes. I think I'll toss them on my salad tomorrow.

LEKSIPATSY Posts: 380
9/7/13 7:56 P

I've been eating them whole for about six months. emoticon
Do you think mashing the in a pestle would work?

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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9/7/13 3:09 P

I keep them in the freezer in an air-tight container because I buy them ground.

I like to use them on my cabbage salads.

Edited by: ALBERTJON at: 9/7/2013 (15:09)
PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
9/7/13 1:47 P

well you don't want to heat them you want to grind them add them to your oatmeal.. smoothies.. I grind up a few tbsp and add it too salad and it helps absorb the phyto nutrients of the salad... it also kills cancers

FANNISHMOM Posts: 229
9/7/13 1:13 P

I know some people add them to their salads or their oatmeal.

SWIMMERGIRL0222 Posts: 781
9/7/13 12:18 P

They are a great substitute when baking in the place of eggs. You soak 1 tablespoon of flax seeds in 4 tablespoons of water for a couple minutes. I also throw them into my smoothies.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,146
9/7/13 11:27 A

Your body can't digest the whole seed, so you'd need to grind them up or buy them already ground. Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=451


Coach Jen

BUMBLEBEESTING Posts: 408
9/7/13 10:59 A

So i just went out and bought flax seeds, now what do i do with them? I heard you have to grind them is that true? Also im not sure what to put them in. Ideas would be great! Thanks!

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