Using flax seeds

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Andrea D.
Joined: 4/11/2014

Do I have to grind flax seeds before adding to my nutriblast for maximum absorbtion?

Yes
aadavis wrote:

Do I have to grind flax seeds before adding to my nutriblast for maximum absorbtion?

You can, but the NutriBullet will also break down whole flax seeds to the point where your body can absorb them so pre-grinding is not necessary.
I keep my flax seeds in an OXO spice jar that has a grinder lid. I always hand mill my flax seeds before adding to my smoothies, even when using my Vitamix. I find the results to be more consistent this way with both blenders. Flax seeds are so small that they sometimes bypass the blades or grind incompletely, and they won't be digested or absorbed if whole. I want to get make sure to get the nutrition out of them, so I do it this way---only takes a quick minute!