In recent years there has been a boom in the popularity of edible seeds. The only edible seeds I ever knew of were sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Now chia, hemp and flaxseeds have not only emerged in popularity, they can be found anywhere you go.
I refer to these three seeds as the Holy Trinity of seeds. They are high in fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and contain other essential nutrients that are beneficial to your health. Eating these seeds regularly will contribute to regular bowel movements and the removal of toxins from the body helping you detox and feel more energetic. Flaxseeds and hemp seeds tend to have a mild nutty flavor while chia seeds are flavorless which is great because it won't alter the taste of the food you put them in.
I love eating this trio of seeds and I am constantly putting them in smoothies, salads, oatmeal and yogurt. You can include them in many everyday snacks such as pudding, cookies, muffins and granola bars to give your snacks some additional fiber. I buy them in bulk to get more for my money. The bulk size containers can be found in most wholesale clubs.
These seeds are sold individually but occasionally you can find all three together in one container. I'll make my own blend of the Holy Trinity seeds if I can't find the pre-packaged blend in the store so I can always have them ready to go to put them in whatever I make. When adding the flaxseeds, make sure that they are grounded up because our bodies cannot digest whole flaxseeds.
You can put some of this blend in a small container and take it with you when you are on the go to add some extra fiber and protein to your meals away from home.
Edible Seed Mix
Get the printable recipe here.
Yield: 4 servings
4 tablespoons ground or whole chia seeds
4 tablespoons ground or whole flaxseeds
4 tablespoons ground or whole hemp seeds
1. Combine only the whole seeds in a coffee bean or spice grinder and grind until grounded.
2. Combine all grounded seeds in an airtight storage container and shake to mix well.
3. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.