This is a simple recipe but it’s great to know if you have an upset tummy, as the flaxseeds are very healing for the gut and help to soothe irritated mucous membranes. Flaxseeds are high in manganese, magnesium and omega-3 essential fatty acids, particularly alpha linolenic acid (ALA).
Keep your flaxseeds in the fridge and always grind them yourself so they are fresh.
Flaxseed tea recipe
1 tbsp whole flaxseeds
- Add a spoonful of flaxseeds to a cup and fill with boiling water.
- Steep for an hour or longer. It is best to steep the mixture overnight in the fridge.
- Drain the seeds and drink at room temperature.
You could sprinkle the tea with cinnamon or add a little honey, but I like the plain nutty taste.
I tip the seeds in the garden and I’ve now got a little patch of flaxseed plants growing!