High protein fruity linseed (flax) and skyr breakfast bowl

High protein low carb linseed breakfast bowl.

High protein, unsweetened, low carb

Skyr low fat - high protein low carb breakfast or dessert
Skyr low fat – high protein low carb breakfast or dessert

Skyr is a relatively new food on the supermarket shelves. It is similar to strained Greek yoghurt, high protein but low almost no fat. It blends really well with our cold-pressed linseed oil to make a tasty, luxurious breakfast.

It is ideal for high protein, low carb breakfasts,  You make it even more low cab by selecting lower carb fruits such as grapefruit, peaches or melon. If you are looking for low carb nuts choose macadamia or Brazil nuts.

Great low carb dessert, no dairy fat, no saturated fat

Use just low carb fruit, stevia to sweeten and you have yourself a rare commodity, a lovely rich low carb dessert virtually free from saturated fat.

Slow release, fuller for longer

Ground linseed is an excellent low carb choice with less than half a gram of carbohydrate in a portion but more than 5g of protein and 7.5g fibre it’s satisfying  really helps to keep you feeling full for longer.

Quick and easy to make healthy breakfast

I have this sort of breakfast almost every morning. It is quicker and easier to make than read about, You use simple ingredients available at any supermarket and can vary as you want or leave out ingredients you don’t have or don’t fancy.

Raw Blackcurrant Ice-Cream with Linseed (dairy-free, sugar-free and no saturated fat)

Sugar-free, saturated-fat-free, dairy-free blackcurrant & banana ice-cream recipe.

Healthy Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe came about after going out for summer walk over the South Downs with a friend who decided to.restore herself with a blackcurrant ice cream; knowing her ice cream was laden with dairy, saturated fat and sugar didn’t make it any less tempting.  So as soon as I got home I made this recipe which is sugar-free, saturated-fat-free, dairy-free and low GI and much lower in calories. Since then I have been working on perfecting and find it makes and excellent breakfast during warm weather as well as satisfying dessert.

Having learnt how to make this sort of ice cream, healthy and delicious, brimming with all the goodness of fresh fruit and Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil and ground linseed (omega-3, soluble and insoluble fibre, antioxidants,lignans)  I am never going to buy conventional ice creams and sorbets ever again. Check out our recipes for other varieties to keep your healthy with these super treats that are somewhere between conventional ice creams, sorbet and semifreddo desserts.

Quick and Easy to Make Homemade Ice Cream

This healthy ice home made cream recipe has the added benefit of being incredibly quick and easy to make – useful when you need an emergency dessert!

For dinner parties dress it up with sweetened fruit coulis and toasted flaked almonds, your guests will love it.

 

Pineapple, Banana and Passionfruit Ice with Linseed (dairy-free, sugar-free and no-added saturated fat)

Healthy Sorbet Style Ice Cream Recipe

I think this is my favourite ice cream or sorbet of all time.  I first made it getting back after a ParkRun on a hot July morning; just the ticket!

Another benefit is it’s super quick and easy to make.  It’s really refreshing but much healthier than a sorbet and more satisfying. I love making my own ices this way, I can’t think I will ever want to buy them from shops again and these healthy ice creams and sorbets go down well even with those who are still adverse to eating healthily.

Flax Farm Leafy Linseed Salad

Vegetable and salad ingredients growing in allotment.

Anti-inflammatory Ingedients

This salad contains lots of alkalising and anti-inflammatory ingredients. It is based on salad leaves with fruit, veggies and seeds all deliciously blended with plenty of herbs and spices and Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed oil.

Adaptable

You can make this salad your own; at Flax Farm we tend to just throw in the ingredients we have to hand. The important ingredients in this salad really are the linseed oil and leafy veg; the rest of recipe can be adapted to the ingredients you actually have in your fridge. So if there is something you don’t like or haven’t got just add a bit more of something else instead.

Flax Farm Simple (Omega-3) Linseed Vinaigrette

cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil

 Flax Farm Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil makes Delicious Salad Dressing

Our cold-pressed linseed oil has a lovely mild nutty flavour that is great on its own and goes well with other ingredients.  It makes a  lovely dressing with balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. I love using apple cider vinegar and really believe in its health properties; I find olive oil has too strong a flavour for ACV but our linseed oil and ACV work beautifully together.

Keep It Simple

Just Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil and lemon juice or vinegar of your choice drizzled over salad leaves is salad dressing. You don’t even have to mix them first! I usually don’t even add salt. Traditionally vinaigrette  is about three parts oil to one part vinegar or lemon juice but with the linseed oil I often use them fifty-fifty especially when there are lots of other ingredients.

Dress it Up

Add in other seasoning and ingredients you fancy.  Start with a pinch of salt and pepper, then a pinch of dried herbs or handful of chopped fresh herbs. Try some sunflower seeds or chopped nuts.  Chopped tomatoes or red peppers and/or chillies adds colour and flavour.  Special spices such as turmeric can be anti-inflammatory and herbs like dandelion or nettle  are alkalising but don’t overdo them as their flavour can be too powerful.  A clove of crushed garlic is great if you like it – don’t forget to let it rest for five minutes before adding to let the full health benefits develop. Then try anchovies, chopped gherkins (cornichons) and/or capers.

Blend with Other Oils

Our Linseed oil is great on its own but for a salad dressing with extra flavour try using it 50/50 with a really robust olive oil or try a few drops of walnut, hazelnut or toasted sesame seed oil to add a whole new dimension to your salad dressing.

Getting Enough Omega-3

When you use Flax Farm cold-pressed linseed (flaxseed) oil in salad dressing it’s easy; you know you are getting approximately 6 ml of omega-3 in every dessertspoon of oil you use.

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 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.

Budwig Muesli

Budwig muesli with berries

Budwig Muesli is more than just the flax oil cottage cheese cream for the Budwig diet, it is an excellent way to use Flax Farm cold pressed linseed oil as the cottage cheese makes the omega-3 more easily digested and absorbed,

Budwig muesli is a good breakfast for people with digestive problems. It is wheat-free, gluten-free and designed to help normalise your digestion.

Diabetes: Dr Johanna Budwig recommended the diet to treat people with type 2 diabetes. The ground linseed helps to make it a good low GI breakfast whilst getting all the omega-3 and antioxidant benefit of fruit and berries.