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Add Flax Seeds to your daily diet with these yummy recipes

Add Flax Seeds to your daily diet with these yummy recipes

It is a known fact that flax seeds contain many health benefits. Flax seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Moreover, it is widely known that sprouted flax seeds contain high volumes of fatty acidsand protein. But many are unaware of how to cook flaxseeds or consume it.

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A. Garlic flaxseed chutney

Preparation time- 10 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Roasted flaxseeds- ½ cup
  • Garlic cloves (lasun)- 1 cup
  • Roasted dry Kashmiri red chilies- 10 pcs
  • Roasted and dry cumin seeds (jeera)- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 3 Tsp
  • Salt- 1 Tsp

Methods:

  • Peel and pound the garlic in a mortar pestle till coarse
  • Add this garlic with flaxseeds and Kashmiri red chilies in a mixer without using water. Blend till it becomes a coarse paste.
  • Add cumin seeds, salt, and lemon juice to this paste and serve immediately.

*if you want to refrigerate this chutney then store it in an air-tight container.

B. Flax Seed Raita

Preparation time- 5 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Roasted and coarsely ground flaxseeds- 1 ½ tsp
  • Freshly beaten low-fat curd- 1 cup
  • Thickly grated bottle gourd (laukee)- 1 cup
  • Finely chopped mint leaves (pudina)- ½ cup
  • Black salt- ¼ tsp
  • Roasted cumin seeds (jeera)- ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water- 1 cup

Methods:

  • Add water to bottle gourd and cook it on a medium flame for 4 minutes.
  • Add the cooked bottle gourd to the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour and serve.

C. Flaxseed Smoothie

Preparation time- 2 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Flaxseeds- 2 tbsp
  • Chopped strawberries- 1 cup
  • Flavored soya milk- 1 cup
  • Honey- 2 Tsp
  • Chopped bananas- ½ cup

Methods:

  • Blend flaxseeds, strawberries, bananas, honey, and soya milk in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and foamy.
  • Transfer it into the glasses
  • Garnish with strawberries and bananas and serve

*if you want to refrigerate this chutney then store it in an air-tight container.

D. Baked Flax Seed Granola

Preparation time- 45 minutes
Ingredients:

  • Flax seeds- ¼ cup
  • Rolled oats- 3 cups
  • Millet or puffed rice- ½ cup
  • Walnuts- ½ cup
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds- ¼ cup
  • Ground cinnamon- ½ cup
  • Honey- ½ cup
  • Kosher salt-1/4 Tsp
  • Vegetable oil- ¼ cup
  • Light brown sugar- 3 tbsps
  • Almond extract- 1 tsp

Methods:

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degree F.
  • Mix Flax seeds, rolled oats, puffed rice, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add oil, honey, and almond to this mixture and mix well.
  • On a rimmed baking sheet, spread a thin layer of this mixture and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the sheets and stir the ingredients. Continue to bake for more 5 to 15 minutes till it starts to turn golden brown.
  • Once golden brown, remove the baking sheets and set it to cool for about 20 to 30 minutes till it gets hard. Stir the granola occasionally as it cools.
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