Here’s a twist on the typical Vanilla Nutrimeal shake! It’s made with addition of linseed, peanut butter and cacao nibs!
I ground the linseed into powder form first for better absorption otherwise they simply pass through the body whole. You can substitute linseed with LSA, a powder mixture of linseed, sunflower seeds and almond meal. It can be found in supermarkets in the baking or health food’s aisle.
1 pack vanilla Nutrimeal
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. linseed / LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond)
1 Tbsp. cacao nibs
Ice cubes (optional)
Grind the linseed into powder or use LSA
Add in water first then the rest of the ingredients.
Blend and enjoy!
What’s so great about linseed?
Linseed, also known as Flaxseed, is a great source of gluten/wheat free fibre. Fibre has many health benefits. It keeps us regular, helps with weight loss and diabetes management, protective against bowel disorders and heart disease.
Linseed is the richest plant source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, named Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), which are important for a healthy brain, heart, joints and immune system. It’s so important because our bodies can’t make ALA we need obtain it through our diet. It has a pleasant, nutty flavour and can also be sprinkled on cereals, into yoghurts, and smoothies.