Saturday, 15 March 2014

How to 21: Make Four-Seed Sprinkle

Clockwise from left: golden linseeds (flax), pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and hemp seeds
Four-Seed sprinkle is really useful to have in a jar in the fridge; you can add it to smoothies, sprinkle it on granola or salads or even put it in soup, breads and biscuits for some extra nutrition. Chia seeds contain 20% protein, loads of vitamin C and calcium and tons of omega 3s. Flax has omega 3s too, plus B vitamins and minerals. Whole hemp seeds have a perfect balance of omega 3s and 6s plus protein, iron and vitamin E in abundance. (Did you know omega 3 oils are harder to source in veg foods than the much more common omega 6s, but that you need a balance of both for optimum health? See here for an article which explains about balancing omega 3s, 6s and 9s.) Pumpkin seeds are renowned for their high protein, vitamins E and K, zinc, iron and other mineral content. Who needs a bottle of vitamin pills when you have all these? 


1: Take equal quantities (I use 1 or 2 tabs) of each seed and grind individually. You can use a coffee grinder or a seed and spice grinder. Get them to a fine powder, and don't bother shelling the hemp seeds.

2: Mix it all together and store in a glass jar with the lid in the fridge. Use as soon as you can- keep it for about a week.

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2 comments:

  1. I use flax and hemp everyday, and turmeric and cinnamon too...all of them liberally plus other herbs and spices as inspiration strikes. ;)

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