Breakfast Linseed Smoothie

Linseed smoothie with oil, fruit and veg

 

Linseed smoothie with fruit and veg
Linseed smoothie with fruit and veg

Nutrient dense

The breakfast smoothie should be made and consumed the same day. Use a food processor to make the smoothie. A food processor is used instead of a juicer so that whole goodness of the fruits and vegetables are eaten.

Fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

This breakfast with veggies and fruits of lots of colours plus linseed makes for a very nutritious, satisfying meal.  Linseed in the smoothie adds protein, tummy-friendly fibre that helps keep the digestion working just the way it should and keeping you fuller for longer.  Linseed is rich in lignans, other powerful antioxidants and mineral – including zinc and magnesium.

Omega-3

Linseed oil with the addition of ground linseed provides lots of omega-3 which makes this smoothie an excellent source of omega-3.

2 Minute Flax Bread, gluten-free and wheat-free

2 minute flax muffin - quick bread

Like real bread but gluten-free and wheat-free

These muffins are more like bread, really tasty and work well for toasting or sandwiches. Much better than wheat-free breads you buy in shops and without any of those strange ingredients.

2 minute flax muffin - quick bread
2 minute flax muffin – quick bread

This is a gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free (if you use an alternative milk) high protein, high fibre, high omega-3, low GI muffin or bread that can be toasted.

Thanks for this recipe was given to one of our regular customers at our stall Borough Market.  Tastes in the UK and American differ; she advised us to make it slightly differently to the original: “In fact I omit the stevia & cinnamon & vanilla which is just as tasty. Its best toasted and slathered with butter or cream cheese…”

Personally I use linseed-coconut butter, Oleolux or just a little drizzle of Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil for making (the two things I miss most being wheat-free) a tomato sandwich or Marmite and lettuce sandwich.

Chocolate Semifreddo Ice Cream with Flax (Sugar-free, Saturated fat-free) and Banana

Healthy chocolate ice cream -vegan sugar-free, saturated fat free. High in omega-3 dessert. Bowl of

Tastes so good and it’s good and healthy

Today, when I was out, I wanted chocolate ice cream so much, but I kept my willpower strong and made this for dessert when I got home; it was much nicer than I could have bought; I am glad I resisted earlier temptation.  This is a really good chocolate ice-cream fix and it’s healthy.  You hardly notice it is banana.  Using lovely Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil this dessert is rich in omega-3. The ground linseed provides fibre and even more linseed goodness. The ice cream is smoother without the ground linseed but adding it it makes the pud even more sustaining. No one will guess it is vegan, dairy free and no added sugar!

Rich in Omega-3

It’s an excellent way to add extra omega-3 into your diet (at least 7.5g per portion) and with ground linseed in there too it means lower GI and good for the digestion too.

Very quick and easy to make ice cream

It takes no longer to make than read the instructions! It’s all very approximate and seems to come out right whatever. Whether you make it because it’s healthy or just because you like it, it’s great as a last minute dessert to share with friends.  If you put the cold-pressed linseed oil in the freezer first it makes the dessert more frozen otherwise it is softer, more of a semifreddo, iced dessert type ice cream, almost a chocolate mouse but whichever it is pretty good when you are trying to eat healthily.

If you are not a complete dark chocolate addict you may want to put slightly less cocoa powder in to start.

Banana, Berries and Linseed Semifreddo “Ice Cream” (sugar-free)

Banana, berry and linseed ice cream. Healthy, omega-3, lower GI, no added sugar and delicious.

An amazingly delicious ice cream that’s healthy, sugar-free, dairy-free, saturated fat-free

Never mind the healthy it is unbelievably delicious; rich creamy, fruity and gorgeous. However because we use our lovely Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil it is rich in omega-3, ground linseed provides fibre and general linseed goodness plus at least two of your 5 a day fruits – who’d have thought an ice cream could be this healthy. No one will guess it is vegan, dairy free and no added sugar!

Rich in Omega-3

It’s an excellent way to add extra omega-3 into your diet (at least 7.5g per portion) and with ground linseed in there too it means lower GI and good for the digestion too.

Your choice of berries

Use whatever berries you fancy: strawberries, blueberries, mixed; fresh or frozen. We liked the version we made with frozen raspberries best.

Very quick and easy to make ice cream

It takes no longer to make than read the instructions! It’s all very approximate and seems to come out right whatever. Whether you make it because it’s healthy or just because you like it, it’s great as a last minute dessert to share with friends.

Raw Strawberry and Linseed Summer Porridge

Raw strawberry, oat and linseed porridge

A lovely super-healthy breakfast

Despite being a light delicate food, tasting richly of strawberries and a pretty pink colour this is an excellent sustaining breakfast that really sets you for the day with plenty of slow release energy to see you through to lunchtime. Linseed makes this raw summer porridge really rich creamy and keeps you satisfied. It also adds lots of omega-3, dietary and soluble fibre and antioxidants.

Raw or uncooked both are delicious

You can do it purist way, by sprouting oat groats or oatmeal over night or longer, or simply by soaking uncooked rolled/porridge or jumbo oats. Sprouting and soaking reduces phytic acid in foods. Sprouting creates a raw sprouted food similar to bean sprouts with enhanced nutrients and enzyme activity.  Both ways make a lovely creamy sustaining breakfast.

Raw Sprouted Buckwheat and Linseed Porridge with Fruit

Healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.
Naturally healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.
Naturally healthy buckwheat and linseed porridge with banana and fruit.

Buckwheat and Linseed: superfood alternatives to oats

Buckwheat despite its name is completely unrelated to wheat and is, in fact, a plant related to rhubarb and like linseed gluten-free. It is a superfood seed rich in B vitamins and minerals.

First sprout your buckwheat.

It can be done quicker by soaking for an hour or two or overnight but it’s better to soak and rinse the buckwheat for a couple of days, similar to making bean-sprouts, which makes them much, much nicer and more nutritious.

Sprouting buckwheat groats

2 cups of buckwheat groats makes 4 helpings. Place buckwheat groats in a bowl and cover with water, leave for an hour or so to soak then drain.  2-4 times per day, add plenty of water stir gently and strain excess off. After 1-2 days the little groats are starting to grow a sprout. Rinse well one final time, store in refrigerator for up to a couple of says.

Breakfast for one?

If you need only one serving sprout your buckwheat and store in the fridge or freezer. It will be fine for a few days, then make up single helpings (divide ingredients below by 4) as you need.

Quick Linseed Pizza !

Linseed Pizza Free-from most things!

This pizza linseed Pizza is “free-from” most things but delicious. It is super healthy, I use little or no salt, it can be free from saturated fat and vegan, of course low GI, gluten-free and completely paleo. Everyone eats this as happily as the “real” thing seemingly oblivious to it being über healthy and free from. It is properly sustaining but not bloating like wheat based pizza and works better and tastier than bought pizza bases.

Marmite Linseed (Flax) Crackers with Seeds (Gluten-free)

Marmite flax cracker with seeds gluten-free, wheat-free recipe

Gluten-free, quick and easy

I was told about making gluten-free linseed crackers this way by a customer who visited my market stall she said she wasn’t a cook but this recipe is so easy even she could make them. The recipe sounded so simple and unusual I couldn’t wait to try it. Everyone else who has made them says the recipe works a treat and the crackers are brilliant. They are really quick to make; they only take a moment to mix up and all baked in about 20 minutes.

Delicious and healthy

These are really tasty, I find they don’t even need added salt and are tastier that snacks you can buy.

 

Flax and Kale chips

Kale and linseed chips

This is a brilliant, tasty and healthy homemade snack. Ideal for on-the-go, in lunch-boxes, with drinks; you’ll never want to eat crisps again! Homemade with simple superfood ingredients, you can vary the flavour to suit your mood and they are super easy to make even for those who “don’t cook”!  A great way to eat your greens for those who usually prefer snacks to veggies.

  • Gluten-free
  • Low Carb
  • Starch and sugar-free
  • Low GI
  • Paleo
  • No transfats
  • Rich in good-fats
  • Rich in omega-3, polyphenols, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants