Flax Milk – The Hormone Balancing New Drink
New plant-based milk with incredible health benefits.
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Recently I have been doing some reading about plant-based milks and how they can be beneficial to not only our health but also to the environment. My top pick was almond milk. I found it tasty, easy to outsource and healthy. And by going to the grocery shop and buying a box of almond milk, I thought I was doing my part in help the planet…
Until I came across a recent New York Times article, where I found out that it takes approximately 15.3 gallons of water to produce 16 almonds. Yes, you read that correctly…16 almonds! While it is arguably far worse for the environment to produce cow’s milk, still that sounded like A LOT of water to me.
That’s when I started researching on alternatives and found out that one of the best plant-based milk is made out of flaxseeds! Would you have ever thought so? Flax not only has a huge positive impact on the environment, but it also has a long list of health benefits.
To start, flax is one of the richest sources of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids in the world, one of the best nutrients to consume for balanced hormones. Flax also has the ability to prevent and treat heart disease and support the immune system.
It’s also free from top allergens such as nuts, lactose, soy, and gluten.
Flax milk has a sweet, nutty, and milky flavor—a bit toastier than almond milk. Want to make your own? Here’s an easy recipe.
- ½ cup whole flaxseeds
- 2 cups water
- Pinch of salt
In a high-powered blender, combine all ingredients
and blend until very smooth.Let rest for 5 minutes in the blender, then blend again for 30 seconds.
Strain through a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
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