If you like discovering natural products, you’ve probably heard someone mention flaxseeds at some point.
There are flaxseed gels, conditioners, even my personal favorite — the crunchy salad topping, but have you ever had flaxseed milk?
I know, not your typical first choice for milk. But in my home, nut milks are out (2 nut allergies), cow’s milk is no good (1 food sensitivity) AND it needs to taste good sugar-free for my son’s treatment and recovery (read more about him here and here)!
Coconut milk and hempseed milk are our favorites, and when I saw flax milk in my local farmers market, I couldn’t wait to try making my own.
It’s the perfect milk substitute whenever you want more vitamins, fiber, and nutrients added to your meals.
Flaxseeds are about $2.00 per pound, easy to find, and can be used as an egg replacer, deep conditioner, and hair growth booster!
As AWESOME as these seeds are for your hair, it’s what they do for our body that’s even more spectacular!
Flaxseeds reduce the risk of:
- heart disease
- and diabetes
What makes flaxseeds so good for you?
WebMD says it’s their omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber.
Each tablespoon has 1.8 grams of omega 3.
Lignans are phytonutrients that help regulate hormones. They contain plant estrogen and antioxidants that help with:
- hair growth*
- breast heatlh
- ovarian and uterine health
- relief from menopause
Here’s what you’ll need:
flaxseeds (brown or golden)
nut milk bag or strainer
sealable jar, container, or pitcher for milk
- 1 avocado
- 1 overripe banana
- 1 can coconut cream (not coconut milk)
- optional: 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Add all ingredients to your blender.
- Blend on high-speed for up to 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Pour into a bottle and apply to hair.
- Allow it to condition for up to 20 minutes. Put your hair under a plastic cap or back for extra heat!
- Rinse conditioner from your hair and style.
Quick Vid | Sweet Flax Milk Recipe
To use flaxseeds as an egg replacer:
For 1 Egg – mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal (ground or blended flaxseeds) and add 3 tablespoons of boiling water.
Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Makes a perfect egg replacer for dairy free recipes, gluten-free baking, and vegan cooking.
*Lignans Health Benefits (I have not used the products on this site. I do enjoy their use of evidence-based information).