Because of its high oil content, flax meal can go rancid quickly… especially if it’s not stored correctly. Rarely do stores sell flax meal that is actually ‘fresh’. Not only can it go bad, but you might loose out on all of the best nutrients and health benefits from the flax.
The best solution for this is to make your own! What’s even better, is that flax seeds are cheap and it only takes about 30 seconds in your VitaMix to turn Flax Seeds into Flax Meal or Flax Flour!
Flax meal is so delicious and has a nutty flavor that works in many recipes. It can even be use as a substitute for oil in many baked goods… like my Banana Monkey Muffins. You can also sprinkle it on Oatmeal, Cereal, in Smoothies & More!
The special tools & ingredients featured in this recipe are:
- VitaMix Blender / Kitchen Tool
- Dark and/or Golden Flax Seeds – I buy almost all of my supplies from Nuts.com or Amazon.com – they are both AWESOME!!
If you don’t already have a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! For more information about VitaMix you can go directly to the VitaMix website. For free shipping, be sure to use: Coupon Code: 06-004166
If you have the Living Cookbook software, you can import the free recipe file by cutting and pasting it right into your program.
Fresh Flax Meal or Flax Flour in the VitaMix
All ingredients I used in the video were Raw & Organic.
- 1/2 Cup Flax Seeds (any colored flax seeds will work)
- If your Flax Seeds haven’t been in the Fridge or Freezer, you may consider placing them into the Freezer for 15-30 minutes before blending them to avoid overheating the oils.
- Place the Flax Seeds into the VitaMix
- Give the seeds a quick blend Starting at Variable Speed 1, Working your way quickly to Variable Sped 10, and on to High.
- After you start to see the Flax Seeds crush into meal, stop the VitaMix and give the Flax a quick stir with the blunt edge of a knife or spatula. This will make sure that everything is blended evenly.
- Repeat the blending steps again, but very quickly and for just a few seconds. You do not want to over process the Flax.
- Store any unused Flax Meal in an airtight container in the Fridge or Freezer.
Yields: Approximately 1 Cup of Flax Meal / Flax Flour
Preparation & Cooking Time: Less than 2 Minutes.
Feel free to send me any questions or comments you may have!