Are you looking for an inexpensive, easy to make, milk substitute that is also good for you? I have just the thing for you! Flax seed milk is loaded with health benefits and it’s so simple to make, even the most novice cook can make it. It doesn’t require any cooking or weird equipment and the ingredients don’t cost a lot either.
The benefits of flax milk are numerous. One of the main ones is that it contains no cholesterol, unlike dairy milk. In fact, the soluble fibers in flax seed prevent cholesterol from accumulating in your blood. If you suffer from high cholesterol, adding flax seed to your diet is highly recommended. Adding it in the form of flax milk makes it all that much easier to get your daily requirements. A smoothie a day, made with flax seed, will be a great addition to your diet.
Alpha-linolenic acid, which prevents many types of inflammation, is found in flax seed. It can help with colitis, gastritis, arthritis and tendinitis. Flax seed is also great for your digestive health. It provides ample fiber and can help your gastrointestinal well-being.
To add to the greatness of flax seed, folic acid and vitamins C and E are also found in it. Flax seed contains no saturated or trans-fat and is low in calories as well.
If you are lactose intolerant, flax milk is an excellent choice. It tastes great poured over cereal or granola (Check my raw granola recipe:https://pumpkinkale.blog/en/2017/09/12/easy-rawnola-2/) . You can use it in your tea or coffee and to make smoothies. Or, you can just drink a big glass of it as it is. Really, there isn’t much that you can’t do with flax milk that you would do with dairy milk. And, as discussed, it’s healthier than dairy milk. Do what’s right for your wallet and your health and make the switch today.
- 3 tbs of flax seeds
- 700ml of water
- 2 dates or any sweetener of your choice
- Place the flax seed and the water in a high speed blender.
- Blend until you get a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Filter the milk using a cheesecloth
- Once it is strained, place the milk in your blender again, add 2 dates, blend for 1 minute or stir the milk with the sweetener of your choice.
- Consume straigh away.
- The milk can be kept up to 2 days in the fridge