Make your own Flax Meal in the VitaMix!

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:

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)


  1. 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.
  2. Place the Flax Seeds into the VitaMix
  3. Give the seeds a quick blend Starting at Variable Speed 1, Working your way quickly to Variable Sped 10, and on to High.
  4. 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.
  5. Repeat the blending steps again, but very quickly and for just a few seconds.  You do not want to over process the Flax.
  6. 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!

~ Enjoy!


  1. Nikki says

    Thanks so much for the helpful videos with the vitamix! I just purchased one, and I am excited to learn that it can do things like make powdered sugar and flax meal. I grind my own grain with a nutrimill grinder. I know that you can grind wheat in the vitamix dry mixer, but I was wondering if you can put the whole wheat flour in the vitamix to make the flour finer. You seem to know a lot about the vitamix, so I thought maybe you might know if this was o.k. to do.



    • says

      Hi Nikki!

      Thanks for the sweet comment! =)

      I’m pretty sure that you could refine your grain a bit more in the regular VitaMix container, and especially in the dry blade container… but it really depends on how fine it is to begin with. However, don’t forget to freeze it for a 1/2 hour or so, so the blades don’t heat the grain too much.

      Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

      God Bless!
      ~ Erika

    • says

      Aloha Richard!

      Yes, the VitaMix is awesome with grinding coffee! I typically freeze the beans before grinding them to keep them cooler & fresher longer. I’ll try to do another demo with that soon! =)

      Thanks & God Bless!
      ~ Erika
      ~ Erika

  2. says

    This was exactly what I was looking for. Is there anything special you need to do in the regular VitaMix canister? I do not yet have a dry blade well and have been curious about how to determine when you use which.

    Thank you in advance!

    • says

      Hi Shannon!

      There are no special adjustments for the regular ‘wet blade’ container, just be sure it’s completely dry when you use it for dry ingredients. You may also need to stop and stir the flax meal to make sure it’s evenly ground. The dry blade container has 2 flatter blades that work to draw the grains back down into the bottom more efficiently – but otherwise there’s no major difference. Hope that helps!

      God Bless! =)
      ~ Erika

  3. Lori Cain says

    Hi Erika,
    I just found your website by looking up homemade flax meal. I am so glad I did; I love your video and it’s so helpful to actually SEE it done. I have a question: I have “cold milled ground flax seed”, will this method work on that as well?
    Thanks for your advise :)

  4. Jaybird says

    Thanks for the helpful video! just what i was looking for. i bought golden flax seeds and didn’t know what to do with them. now they are in my steel cut oats :)

    • says

      Hi Meg, You can certainly roast the seeds first, but I would recommend roasting them whole. But you can also use them raw – Just remember that raw flax meal can go rancid very quickly, so be sure to make just what you need & store any leftovers in the fridge. Hope that helps. =) God Bless! ~Erika

  5. says

    Hi there,

    Great website– thanks. This is a dumb question — what is the “high” speed on the Vitamix? I can’t tell exactly what the controls on your machine do, but my Vitamix also has three controls on the front — the start button far right, the variable-speed dial in the center, and the pulse button far-left.

    in your video, you click the start button, turn the variable dial up to ten — and then it looks like you are hitting the pulse button! Is that right? Does that take the speed up higher than the 10 setting on the variable dial?

    thanks so much. Trying to get comfortable with the VitaMix, which I haven’t had that long.

    • says

      Hi! Depending on your model, the ‘high’ speed was/is the switch to the very left (at least thats what it is on my 5200 model). On the newer models, the ‘high’ speed has been replaced by ‘pulse’. So, I would just suggest you continue blending at the Variable Speed 10 – be sure to use your tamper to help out! =) God Bless! ~Erika

  6. Abby says

    I’m trying to make flaxseed flour that is very finely ground… would you say using the vitamix turns the flax into the flax meal consistency like I can find at the store, more the consistency of wheat flour, or either one depending on how long you run it? Thanks!!

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