Linseed Tea

linseed flax tea

Kind to the digestion

If you have a very sensitive digestion that rebels when you try new foods but feel you may benefit from linseed starting with just the tea two or three times a day can be a great aid for the digestion and is a very gentle way  to introduce linseed to your diet.

Soothing for throat and chest

Soothing for  annoying or persistent tickles to the throat or chest. Drink three times a day, Add lemon and honey or blackcurrant juice.

Rich source of soluble fibre

Linseed tea is a pleasant hot or cold drink. It has a mild flavour somewhat reminiscent of rich tea biscuits.  It can be added to other drinks. It has all the benefits of the soluble fibre.

 

Hydrating

In central and South America linseed tea has a great reputation for being hydrating. They mix the tea 50/50 with fruit juice and enjoy as a refreshing cold drink, The possible reason for its benefit is that the soluble fibre helps regulate absorption of water so a drink keeps you feel refreshed and less thirsty longer.  Since drinking this before workouts instead of plain water I find I don’t need to take a bottle of water to the  gym or running.

 

Linseed tea, drink hot or cold

You can add herbal teabags, lemon, honey for hot drink or any fruit juice for a  cold drink.

Calorie-free; a great base for lighter,  low GI smoothies

Try cold linseed tea as a calorie base with linseed goodness for smoothies and helps you absorb the fruit sugars more slowly. A great alternative  to milk, yoghurt or juice in a smoothie. Lowers the Glycemic Index of the fruit in your smoothie so a great aid to control appetite, weight and blood sugar levels.

 

 

 

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Servings 2-3servings
Prep Time 3minutes
Cook Time 60minute
Ingredients
  • 50 g Flax Farm whole linseeds
  • 750 g Water
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  • 750 g Water
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Instructions
  1. Place linseed in a saucepan with the water, bring to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer gently for one hour.
  2. Strain liquid through a sieve, dilute with extra boiling water if a thinner drink required and drink immediately or cool and and 50/50 to cold juice.
Recipe Notes

Add to herbal tea bag for hot drinks or a slice or squeeze of lemon.

Add up to fruit juice to drink cold.

Sweeten to taste if you prefer a sweeter drink with honey, stevia or organic molasses

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