Seeds, seeds, seeds, this recipe is something that we love!! L.O.V.E.
Seeds are a really important part of our diet. They are a great source of protein, minerals, zinc and other nutrients, they are high in fiber, vitimin E and monounsaturated fats, that help to keep our heart healthy and our body free of disease. So they should definitely be part of our daily diet.
We have chosen our 6 fav seeds and created our 6 seed mix. We put it on salads, soups, yogurt, quinoa.. what ever you fancy really. It's super simple to make and you can keep in an air tight jar to use any time.
So we toast each type of seed, except the Chia seeds. To do this you just pop the seeds into a dry pan on a medium heat for a couple of minutes, or until they are nicely toasted. Careful they can turn to burnt pretty quick, make sure you shake them about regularly to avoid this from happening. The once they are toasted, put them aside to cool.
Linseeds, also known as Flaxseeds are better eaten ground, as they are easier to digest and you absorb more of the nutrients. So you can chose to have whole seeds or ground, that's up to you. If you do use ground, then there is not need to toast it.
Once everything is cool, pop it all in a jar and shake it all about. DONE!
SUNFLOWER SEEDS -
Sunflower seeds are also extremely rich in folate, a very important nutrient for women. They are packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, selenium and copper, all crucial elements in supporting heart health and balancing troublesome cellular damage.
PUMPKIN SEEDS -
Pumpkin seeds are high in a form of antioxidant known as carotenoids, a special plant derivative that enhances immune activity and disease fighting capacities. These seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, two important nutrients that may play a role in supporting skeletal health. Finally, pumpkin seeds are high in phytosterols, plant components that aid in keeping stable levels of cholesterol and enhanced immune response.
BLACK & WHITE SESAME SEEDS -
Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus, sesame seeds are unique in their chemical structure. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers known as lignans, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent many health problems, including PMS.
CHIA SEEDS -
Studies show that chia seeds stabilise the blood sugar, promote heart health, as well as increase weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of a whopping 34% pure omega-3 oils.
LINSEED OR FLAXSEED -
Linseeds/Flaxseeds are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3.