• Danny Joyce | Editor

Gut Healthy Recipes from Linwoods Health Foods & Nutritionist Rachel Graham

Optimising our gut health is fast becoming recognised as the best route to achieving optimum health. It is one of the key factors in determining both our disease risk & overall health status according to nutritionist Rachel Graham. Linwoods have been working with Rachel to educate us on the importance of naturally aiding digestion!


We know we are still discovering so much about how our gut works and research is still going! Bit did you know that our gut predicted more than 20 kinds of hormones? 75% of our immunity resides in our gut.


Linwoods and nutritionist Rachel Graham have joined forces and put all their knowledge togeather to create some of the top easy to naturally aid digestion, one being making Linwoods Flaxseed an impatient part of you diet!  


Flaxseed is also the most abundant source of plant lignans, which are fibre compounds with known anti-cancer properties very important for women’s health.


One of the biggest benefits of adding Linwoods Cold Milled Flaxseed to your diet is that it’s a convenient way to greatly increase both your fibre intake + your omega-3 essential fats - in two tablespoons!


Simply added to porridge, yoghurt or smoothies, it is a delicious way to reap all the health benefits. Linwoods Cold Milled Flaxseed provides 6g of fibre per 20g serving + 3.6g of omega 3 rich alpha-linolenic acid per 20g serving.


Linwoods have developed these delicious, gut busting recipes to help encourage you to look after your gut in the most natural way possible!


Recipes to Naturally Aid Digestion..


Acai Bowl

Serves 1

Ingredients

• 1 x 100g pack frozen acai

• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

• 1/3 cup frozen raspberries

• 1 banana frozen

• 1/4 cup almond milk

• 1 tbsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseed

Toppings

• Banana

• Blueberries

• Raspberries

• Granola

Method

• Place all the acai bowl ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until completely soon.

• Scoop into a bowl and then top with chopped banana, kiwi, berries and granola.


Green Detox Smoothie

Preparation Time - 5 minutes

Servings - 1 - 2

Ingredients

• 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple chunks

• 1/2 large frozen banana

• 1/2 cup (125 mL) water

• 1/2 cup (125 mL) coconut water

• 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley leaves

• 2 tablespoons avocado

• 1 teaspoon packed fresh grated ginger

• 2 tbsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseed

Directions

• Blend together all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.

• Pour into glasses and top with a little more milled flaxseed.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Serves 2

Ingredients

• 1 bananas

• 1 cup oats

• 2 tbsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseed

• 1 cup plain kefir

• 1 cup almond milk

• 2 tbsp maple syrup

• 1 cup strawberries, chopped

• 2 tbsp peanut butter

Toppings

• Chopped strawberries

• Peanut butter

Method

Directions

• Start by mashing the banana in a large bowl and then add the oats, milled flaxseed, kefir, almond milk and maple syrup and mix to combine. Then leave overnight in a sealed container in the fridge to thicken.

• In the morning, blend the strawberries into a puree and serve the overnight oats layered with the strawberry puree and peanut butter. Top with some more chopped strawberries to serve.


Blueberry Granola Parfait

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Servings - 2

Ingredients

• 400g plain dairy free yoghurt

• 2 tsp honey

• 2 tbsp Linwoods Milled Flaxseed

• 200g fresh blueberries

• 2 large handfuls of granola

Directions

• Mix together the honey, yoghurt and flax in a bowl.

• Add ¼ of the yoghurt to 2 serving bowls or glasses.

• Top with ¼ of the blueberries and ½ a handful of granola per serving glass.

• Repeat the layers. Leave to sit for a few minutes and dig in.

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