© 2020 The Nourished Seedling, All Rights Reserved

 

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

Super Seeds

 

Yields:  about 3/4 cup, ground            Prep Time:  5 minutes       Total Time:  5 minutes

 

This mixture is a great boost to any smoothie, cooked oatmeal, muffin or cookie batter and the recipe is completely customizable to taste preference.   The mixture below includes pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and chia seeds, boasting omega-3 fatty acids, protein, B vitamins, zinc, selenium, copper, calcium and magnesium (to name a few)!

 

 

Ingredients

4 tablespoons raw, whole flaxseeds

4 tablespoons raw, whole chia seeds

3 tablespoons raw, shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

 

Directions

1. Place seeds in a coffee or seed grinder, and pulse until ground into a fine powder.

 

2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 month.  *NOTE: Since seeds have oils that are sensitive to oxygen, freezing or keeping in the refrigerator is best to keep the mixture fresh.

 

So, this is one of my best kept nutritional secrets.  Well, it is really not a secret, but it is a super easy way to boost the nutritional content of most foods, from baked goods to smoothies.  Anytime the kids have oatmeal, I mix a couple teaspoons right in.

 

I prefer to buy my seeds whole (as opposed to ground) and often in bulk.  Using a coffee grinder at home to grind the seeds keeps the sensitive healthy fats from oxidizing and going rancid before use. 

 

Many seeds, from pumpkin seeds, to flax seeds to sesame seeds contain a burst of nutrients inside.  They are truly a nutritional powerhouse considering their size and all of the vitamins, minerals and healthy fatty acids packed right inside.

 

Even taking a traditional family favorite baked good recipe and adding a few extra tablespoons of this seed mixture kicks the recipe up a nutritional notch.  I am a sucker for chocolate chip cookies, so I make a Boosted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that still gives me that chocolate fix, but also boasts extra vitamins, minerals and fiber.

 

Another great recipe with the super seed mix:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry and Chia Seed Waffles

Please reload

Please reload

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE
This website, including this page, contains affiliate links.  This means that The Nourished Seedling may receive a percentage of any product you purchase when using the links in the posts, articles or recipes. There is no difference in the price of the products, yet your purchase supports the mission of The Nourished Seedling to help people to reach optimal health by living a healthy and balanced life.  Thank you for your support!

For more informtion on affiliates and disclaimers, please click here.

Please reload

Please feel free to leave a comment!

*PLEASE NOTE* Anywhere you are asked for your email on this site, it is to verify you are a human (not a robot/computer).  Your email address will NEVER be published or sold.