Episode 111: Let Food Be Thy Medicine- Says Hippocrates

Ep: 111 Let Food Be Thy Medicine Says Hippocrates

The Father of Medicine figured out a very very long time ago, that how we eat determines how well we feel and ultimately the health we radiate.

In today’s episode I discuss the power of flaxseeds and how to add them to your life EVERYDAY.

The benefits of flaxseeds; high in fiber, lowers blood sugar, high in Omega 3s fatty acids, promotes good cholesterol, anti aging,  treats many menopause symptoms, anti fungal, anti viral, good for muscle pain and known to reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

So, how the heck to we add it to our lives? You can add it to muffins, pancakes, cereals like oatmeal and cream of wheat and you can add it to your daily green smoothie.

First recipe discussed today; Green Flaxseed Smoothie-

20 oz water, 1-3 cups kale, 2T. Ground Flaxseeds, 2T. Chia seeds and 1-2 cups frozen fruit. You can also add an apple or a banana.  Blend and enjoy!

Second recipe; Flaxseed Oatmeal-1/2 oats,  1T. brown sugar, pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon cover mixture with hot water and cook a few minutes, then just before eating toss in  1-3 T. ground flaxseeds and the sweetener of choice then stir and eat.

Next we have 4 no cook flaxseed oatmeal recipes variations; put them it in your fridge and eat the next day.

In a small mason jar add to each recipe; 1/2 Cup Oats, 1-3 T. flax seeds, 1T Chia seeds, 1/3 Nut Milk, Sweetener of choice about a tablespoon.

Then you can change it up, by adding blueberries, vanilla, maple syrup, honey, lemon zest, yogurt, almond extract, or any other fruit dried of fresh. Put it in your refrigerator and the next day it’s ready to be topped with a little more nut milk and drizzled with agave nectar.

Next, Flaxseed Cookies-1C. Flaxseed ground, 1C. Almond Flour, pinch salt, 1/4 c.to 1/2c maple syrup, 1/4c. water, 1t. vanilla. Roll into cookie and flatten at bit on parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and 18 minutes.  Check every 5 minutes.

Flaxseed Crackers 175 degrees 2 hours then turn over and bake another 30 min.

2Cups Whole Flaxseeds, 3Cups Water set aside 15 minutes while you chop;1/4c bell peppers, 1/4c  cilantro, 1/8c red onion, 2tsp. garlic and 1/4c green chilies. Add all ingredients and stir. Then add juice of one lime and sprinkle with salt. Spread on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Final recipe for today, bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Please preheat oven

Flaxseed Crackers; 1c. sunflower seeds, 1/2c whole flaxseeds, 1/3c roasted pumpkin seeds(pipitas), 1/4c roasted sesame seeds, 1 1/2c oats, 2T Chia seeds, 4T psyllium husk, 1 1/2 tsp Salt, 1T sweetener, 3T. Coconut oil, 1 1/2 cup water.  Then roll on to parchment paper on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Please preheat oven.

And last tidbit, you can just put ground flax seeds in a bowl, add nut milk and sweetener and eat. It’s that easy.

Thank you so much for listening. My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.