Sunday, June 19, 2011

Flax Fabulousness


Ooooh, what is this?  Looks like some decadent dessert!  But it's not, it's my latest favorite nutritious and delicious breakfast.  And best of all, it takes barely 5 minutes to prepare.  I give you the Blueberry Flax One Minute Muffin!

I have been making this shamelessly easy, super healthy, very filling and pretty tasty 1-minute muffin for breakfast this week. Though there are lots of variations of the recipe on the web, I found it via Lori at Finding Radiance.  

I went one better and added a handful of fresh, tangy and juicy blueberries and a schmear of coconut manna (more on that in another post.)  So good.

To make:  In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup flax meal, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, pumpkin pie spice to taste, one whole egg and one tablespoon of unsweetened apple sauce until combined.  Pour mixture (it will be thick) into a greased one cup ramekin.  Pop in the microwave and cook for 90 seconds.  Turn out onto a plate, top as you like.  Devour!  


Flax is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in dietary fiber, prevents against diabetes, cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure, can be beneficial to ward off hot flashes during menopause (win!) and has anti-inflammatory properties.  Why is this last one so important?  Diseases like cancer just love to grow and spread their nasty little selves in acidic, inflammatory conditions in the body.  We want to eat things that fight inflammation and flax does just this.

I'm currently using Bob's Red Mill organic golden flax meal but I recently found a deal at Costco that I couldn't refuse.  Three pounds of organic golden flax meal for just $7.79! 



Bargain!  I guess I am going to have to do some research and find other nutritious and delicious ways to work with my bag o' flax.

Do you have a favorite way to enjoy flax?

6 comments:

  1. I just love reading your blog. And "how I did it" section is so motivational, and REAL. I totally understand and take in everything you said, thank you. You look amazing!! Id love to see more progress pics :)

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  2. That looks so good!

    I absolutely adore coconut butter!

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  3. That looks so good!

    I absolutely adore coconut butter!

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  4. Thanks for the kind words Miss Felicity. Next time I dress up, I'll have Rob snap a pic. I've been like a scrub since getting the dog. Dog hair covered yoga pants aren't much for phots.

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  5. I've never eaten flax before- I thought I didn't like it-but bought some flax meal this week and tried this recipe today and it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

    Now I'm trying to hunt down the coconut manna to try as well! Where do you buy yours?

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  6. Emily, I ordered it through Vita cost.

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