During the cold months I have oatmeal for breakfast. Once the weather warms up, I start having a berry smoothie each morning for breakfast. But no matter the weather, I always add flaxmeal to my breakfast. I like to add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal to my oatmeal or smoothies because it is an easy way to add fiber, anti-oxidants, and healthy fats to my diet. You can read about more of the health benefits of flax seeds here.
This morning as I was getting ready to make my smoothie, I discovered that I was out of flax meal. I was about to do without, but then I remembered that I had Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseeds in my pantry and could make my own flax meal using my KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender.
How to Make Flax Meal in a Blender
It only takes 20 seconds to grind flax seeds in a blender and make flax meal (or flax powder as it is sometimes called). You can use brown flaxseeds or golden flaxseeds to make flax meal.
1 cups of flaxseeds
Place the flaxseeds in the blender pitcher. Blend on high (speed 5 on my KitchenAid Blender, but it may be 10 on your blender) for 20 seconds or until the seeds are ground and resemble powder.
Use as needed in recipes. Store unused flax meal in an airtight container.
- 1 cups of flaxseeds
- Place the flaxseeds in the blender pitcher. Blend on high for 20 seconds or until the seeds are ground and resemble powder.
- Store flaxmeal in a sealed container.