Smoothies and Juices
Adding ground flaxseed adds a sweet and nutty flavor—and some serious health-conscious cred—to any smoothie or juice. It also adds necessary fiber. Plus, for those actively watching their weight, adding just a little fiber-rich ground flaxseed makes it even more filling and substantial—which helps you feel full sooner and longer.
Thanks to its bounty of omega-3’s, lignans and fiber, adding ground flaxseed to cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, pancakes and other baking projects turns guilty pleasures into nutritious ones. For best results, replace the oil or shortening in the recipe with ground flaxseed at a 3:1 ratio (i.e. 1 cup of ground flaxseed subs for a 1/3 cup of oil). Or, make a recipe vegan-friendly by replacing each egg with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed plus 3 tablespoons of water).
Salads and Salad Dressing
Sprinkle ground flaxseed on top of a salad, or mix it into the dressing, like this one: Blend 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of raw honey, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 6 tablespoons of Viva Naturals Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 tablespoons of Viva Naturals Organic Ground Flaxseed and 1/8 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt in a blender or food processor until well combined. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.
Oatmeal and Yogurt
Ground flaxseed is not only a source of omega-3’s, lignans, fiber and protein, it’s high in minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and folic acid. So top your oatmeal and yogurt with Viva Naturals Organic Ground Flaxseed for some extra nutritional oomph. Top it up with even more fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and iron by sprinkling on some Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds, too.