Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds
Sep. 13, 2018Leave a comment
I ran out of Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed. I didn’t buy another. Not because I didn’t like them. They worked perfectly fine. I simply wanted a larger bag that would last much longer, so I found this large bag of chia seeds on Amazon. A 2 lb bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds! 😊 It is non-gmo, vegan, gluten-free, USDA organic, and kosher.
Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: There are 60 calories per serving (1 Tbsp). It’s packed with healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein along with calcium and iron. Wonderful! 👌 Contains only Organic Chia Seeds (Salvia hispanica).
I love chia seeds in my smoothies and protein shakes. I’ve been using it daily in my green smoothies (now green protein smoothies). I can’t wait to start this new bag of chia seeds today! It has about 76 servings per bag. This should last me a little over 2 months or so with consistent use. I find chia seeds really good at keeping me full for hours, which is great for weight loss. Not only that, it’s very good for you and has tons of health benefits. Go here to learn more about the health benefits of chia seeds. It’s only a bag of chia seeds, but I’m pretty excited for it! haha. 😁
Have you used Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds before? Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed? Other unmentionable brands? Share your experience!
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Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal
Sep. 6, 2018Leave a comment
Let’s have a chat about FLAXSEED!! We’ve talked about chia seeds (Trader Joe’s Organic Chia Seed) and covered a little bit about hemp seeds (Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts) but never flaxseed. So, I decided to add some flaxseed to my diet. It’s healthy. It’s good for you. Why not? The flaxseed I purchased is from Trader Joe’s. It’s called Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal. Here it is (pictured). Read more about it below.
Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:
- Light, nutty flavor
- Refrigerate after opening
- USDA Organic
- Great in oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, waffles, or any of your favorite baked goods
- High in ALA (Provides 3000 mg of ALA per serving, 187% of the 1.6 g Daily Value for ALA)
Ingredients: Organic Ground Flaxseeds.
Nutrition Facts: A serving of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal is 2 tablespoons for 90 calories. Not bad at all. Remember, Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal provides 3000 mg ALA per serving. ALA is alpha-linolenic acid. A form of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. It’s good for the heart. It’s good for your health. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this is one of the many ways to get essential omega-3’s into your diet!
Photos of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal:
This is what Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal looks like. It can easily be incorporated into a bowl of warm oatmeal (keep reading to find out how), homemade protein bars, and other baked goods. It works out great! I highly recommend it! Whole flaxseed is available too if you’re interested. You can purchase them and grind them up yourself. I prefer my flaxseeds already milled for me out of convenience, but I am open to using whole flaxseed (which I have in the past). Which do you prefer? Do you prefer whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed??
Why eat flaxseed? This is why! 10 Health Benefits of Flaxseed!
- Lowers blood pressure
- Prevents colon cancer
- Good for the skin and hair
- High in fiber (contains both insoluble and soluble fiber)
- Rich in lignans (a phytonutrient)
- Anti-bacterial and anti-viral
- Heart healthy
- Good source of iron
- Good source of plant-based protein
How to Use Flaxseed:
I’ve been adding 1-2 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal into my oatmeal. Flaxseed blends very well in a warm bowl of oatmeal. I’ll show you how.
Step 1: Add oatmeal with your choice of plant-based milk. Some days, I use coconut milk. Other days, I use soy milk. I switch it up all the time. Cook the oatmeal and milk mixture as you normally would.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed into the bowl of oatmeal. It looks dense and heavy. Don’t worry about it. It’s going to work out just fine. You can use 2 tablespoons too if you choose to. Your choice.
Step 3: Mix the flaxseeds with the soft oatmeal mixture. It should look like this. This bowl of oatmeal just became healthier! 👍
Step 4: All done! Today’s oatmeal. I used half a banana, pecans, coconut shreds, and sprinkled some pink Celtic sea salt on top. Mmmm! 🤤 This is so perfect!
That’s it! Enjoy! 🍽 It’s really that easy! In addition to adding flaxseed to oatmeal, protein bars, and baked goods, you can also add them to your cereal, protein shakes, and smoothies! What can I say? Be creative. The sky is the limit! Have you used flaxseed before? How about Trader Joe’s Organic Flaxseed Meal? Share your experience with me! I would looveeee to know! ~ *How to eat healthy at Trader Joe’s!*
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