Great Recipes For Flax Seed | Part 1

Great Recipes For Flax Seed | Part 1

November 1, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Welcome back. This video is going to be
all about flaxseed. Why we even want it
in our diet and how you can get it in
your diet every single day?
So, if you watched all those videos from
Dr. Greger,
you are starting to understand the
science behind flaxseed. And why we
should even worry about getting it in
our diet? I want to just give you the
highlights. You may have noticed in those
videos that he talks about lignans. It’s
those lignans that actually inhibit
tumor growth in cancer patients. Isn’t
that amazing?
If flaxseed can be used to help cancer
patients, then we can use it as
prevention. The flaxseed is so awesome
because it is so concentrated with these
lignans. Flaxseed has 800 times more
lignans in it than any other plant in
the plant kingdom. So, this is easy. This
is so easy to include in our diet.
And then if you saw the diabetes video,
that Dr. Greger did, you learned that
flaxseed can help if you’re trying to
watch your blood sugar. If you have
flaxseed in your stomach, it actually
blunts the blood sugar spikes from the
meals that you’re eating. And of course
if you’re dealing with diabetes, if
you’re watching your blood sugar,
flaxseed is an awesome thing to include
because it’s going to blunt the blood
sugar spikes that you’re used to when
you have a meal when you have flaxseed
in your stomach. Yet again, if you’re
dealing with high blood pressure or
hypertension, flaxseed is a great way. In
fact, they’ve used it as treatment
instead of blood pressure medication and
it’s almost just as effective. It’s a
really powerful powerful food. In fact, if
you watch those videos in the playlist
that is linked below, you’ll see that
flaxseed can have up to twice the effect
of normal blood pressure medication.
Remember, it’s not a magic bullet. You
still want to explore this Tru5
nutrition or this whole food plant-based
way of eating to support your best
health. We definitely want to include
flaxseed as part of that and we’re going
to show you how. So, you might be
wondering how to get the most out of
this amazing food –this flaxseed. Well, I
have good news. If you’re wondering about
whether it’s okay to cook it in recipes
or that you always have to grind it and
use it raw, the good news is there’s
benefits both ways and you don’t damage
the lignin in the flaxseed when you cook
it. So, either way, it’s good. To maximize
benefits and access all the nutrition in
flaxseed, there’s one really important
thing you need to know. You have to grind
the flaxseed before you use it.
Those flax seeds have such a strong hole
and a shell to them that it will go
right through you, our body can’t even
digest it. So, we’ve got to grind it
before we use it. After you grind the
flaxseed, make sure that you keep it in
the refrigerator in a sealed container.
If you grind flaxseed and keep it at
room temperature, it will go rancid.
What’s more is once that flaxseed is
ground and in your refrigerator, it can
stay there for up to a year.
So, grind a whole bunch and just keep it
there. To get the benefit of those
lignans from these flaxseeds, we want to
shoot for at least a tablespoon of
flaxseed a day. You can go up to 3
tablespoons a day. You can go up to a
half cup a day. There’s been clinical
trials that they have used that and they
didn’t notice any weight gain with those
people that used that much. You know,
sometimes when we start thinking about
nuts and seeds, we get concerned about
the fat content in that food even though
it’s a whole food. It’s high in fat. So,
the good news is you can use up to a
half cup of flaxseed a day and you
should not see any changes in your
waistline. Okay. So, after looking at those
videos from Dr. Greger and taking a look
at all the science that has been done on
flaxseed, I started scouring the internet
for a flex muffin recipe that I wanted
to try out. I’ve actually never tried
this recipe before. So, you’re just going to
try it along with me today. I was excited
because if you watch the videos from Dr.
Greger, he talks about all these
different studies that they are actually
feeding flax muffins to these people in
the study to see how their bodies react.
And what benefits they get from the Flax.
So, I found a flax muffin recipe. This one
is just going to make six muffins. So, this
recipe has a lot of flax in it. You’ll
see the recipe in the description. And
this just with 6 muffins, you’re
getting about a tablespoon of flaxseed
in each muffin. So, you have one of these
a day and you’ve got your serving of
flax. So, let’s put this together. We’re
just going to put our dry ingredients
together. Oats, this is whole wheat
flour. You can use any
kind of flour that you want. Here’s all
that flax and a little bit of baking
soda. There is more flax in here than
there is flour. Again, I’ve never tried
these before so we’re going to see. What we
think? Okay,
dry ingredients done. Wet ingredients,
we’ve just got some soy milk, some
applesauce and some date paste for our
sweetener. You can also use mashed banana
and so the applesauce if you want. This
is a really versatile.
Here goes date piece. All right. Okay, so
we’re going to get these blended really
good. And then you put the wet and the
dry together. These are probably not
going to be your dessert cupcakes but they
might make a really great breakfast
muffin. I’m really excited to try these.
And we’re just going to mix it to the point
that the dry is moistened. Not going to over
mix it. Okay, those look great. So, there’s
not a ton of butter in here. again it’s
just gonna make 6 muffins. But let’s
get them in the pants. Alright, I’m
going to try just a couple tablespoons in
each of these. So, you can see I’ve got
these silicon muffin cups? What
do you call these? I don’t know. If…
They’re really fluffy. So, this makes
it really great for not using oil. You
don’t need any cooking spray. Of course,
this recipe doesn’t have any oil in it.
So, these work great. It’s nice and thick.
These are going to be Hardy muffins. And if
you don’t want the oats, you could
totally do out flour or just doom or
whole wheat flour. Depends on how texture
you want it to be. Okay, good. He’s pretty
full. Because since it’s kind of a thick
Hardy recipe. I don’t expect these to
raise very much. We’ll just see. I have no
idea how these are going to turn out. Okay,
so we’ll get those in the oven and see
you on the other side. If you’re going to
cook with flaxseed, we have to grind it
first. My favorite way to do that is to
just do it in my blender. I have a
Vitamix, a Blendtec would work really
great too. Most blenders do fine. Also if
you have a coffee grinder or a spice
grinder, you can grind small amounts of
the flaxseed that way. I like doing the
blender because I can do a lot at once.
So let me show you how to do this. I’m
doing 2 cups. Now, the trick with this.
In the blender, if you do this slow and
you let it sit there and wait for it to
churn like you would on a smoothie, it’s
going to turn this into a hot mess. So don’t
do that.
I’m going to show you how I do it. And it’s
going to be quick. I’m going to leave it on a
slow set on a low setting for a very
short amount of time and then with it to
middle was it too high and then I’m
going to get
really moving and you’ll see how that
goes. So, there’s still stuff at the top.
That’s not all the way ground yet. We
want all of that ground so that we can
access those nutrients. So, I just give it
a shake and we’re going to do the same
thing again. Usually, I only have to do
this once or twice and it works great. It
usually just do one cut. I think it’s not
liking two cups. We’ll do it one more.
This is looking good. There you go.
There’s your ground flaxseed.
There’s your ground flaxseed. Remember to
keep it in the fridge with a sealed lid
on top. So, it doesn’t go rancid. Don’t
keep this at room temperature. That will
also make it go rancid. I wanted to try a
flex cracker recipe. I’ve had Flex
crackers at restaurants before. I know
you can buy them store-bought. I’ve never
tried homemade. And in Dr. Gregers book,
“How Not To Die.” He shares his favorite
flax cracker recipe. So, I wanted to give
it a try. The recipes in the description.
I’m excited about the flavor profile.
Paprika, garlic and onion. See how it
tastes.
Seems easy enough. And water. I’m
interested to see what this does. Because
when water comes in contact with flax,
with ground flax, it turns into this
gelatinous material. So, 2 cups of flax,
1 cup of water. This might be pretty
thick.
It smells really good. Here we go. Again,
I’ve got a silicon… How do you
say that? I don’t know what it is. It’s a
mat that I don’t have to put oil on. So,
yeah. That is thick stuff. We’re going to
press this into the pan. Okay, I’m going to
be honest this kind of looks like my
kids play-doh.
I just want a rolling pin for this. The
flax crackers I’ve had have always been
really thin. So, I’m going to see how thin I
can get these.
Here’s my experiment. It didn’t get me
the pretty rectangle I was hoping for.
I’m thinking next time maybe if we took
the butter and split it into four groups
and then spread it evenly, maybe I would
be able to get a nice pretty rectangle.
So, we’re going to work with what we’ve
got here that there’s something to try
when you give this a shot. Let’s just
start cutting. We have to score
this. So, that when you pull it out of the
oven, it’ll just break into these evenly
funny shaped crackers.
Something like that. Another easy way to
incorporate flaxseed is topping your
oatmeal with it. Again, we’re shooting for
about a tablespoon a day. If you have
your ground flaxseed hanging out in the
fridge, this is so easy, ready to go. Yeah.
Another great way to use the flaxseed is
to top your salad with it.
I have to tell you about the salad
dressing that I found at the store. This
is a dream come true for me as a busy
mom to find a store-bought dressing that
has no oil in it. So, this is Bragg’s
organic and it’s their apple cider
vinaigrette. There’s no oil. So, that’s
what we’re going to put on this salad and
then top it with a tablespoon of flaxseed.
This dressing is really… I mean, you have
to try it. Again, we’re just shooting for
a tablespoon a day. How easy is that? Now,
this is a Tru5 approved salad.
Another easy way to get flaxseed in your
breakfast is putting it on your cereal.
Now, I don’t buy sugar cereal in my house
anymore. I make homemade granola. And I
just have to do it once a month and it
feeds me and my family for breakfasts
for quite a while. And it’s so easy to
just throw some flaxseed on here. So, I
like to have some milk on here. And then
you get your tablespoon of flaxseed. It
actually adds a really good flavor. And
then you can throw some berries on there
too. Any type of fruit but berries are
definitely one of those things that we
want every day for that whole tru5
nutrition. So now, you know how to use
this flax seed. We grind it up. We can put
it in all sorts of recipes. As you try
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