Flax Seed Fun Facts:
Flax seeds are loaded with nutrients.
Flax seeds contain high-quality protein.
Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the “good” types of fat. They may help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and arthritis. Your body can’t make them – you have to eat them or take supplements.
Flax seeds are a rich source of lignans, which may reduce cancer risk.
Flax seeds are rich in dietary fiber.
Flax seeds may improve cholesterol.
Flax seeds may lower blood pressure.
Oats are loaded with dietary fiber and minerals that help in combating dangerous health conditions like cancer, cholesterol and diabetes.
- 1 cup quick oats (certified gluten-free if needed)*
- 1/3 cup flax meal
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 cup raw or toasted sunflower seeds
- 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips
- Place the oats and flax meal in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add the sunflower seed butter and maple syrup and stir to combine.
- Stir in the sunflower seeds and chocolate chips.
- Wear gloves and scoop out a ball of dough about an inch-and-a-half round. Shape into a nice ball.
- If the dough is not sticky enough, add a splash of maple syrup.
- If you want to eat them right away, transfer to a small storage container and put in the freezer for 5 minutes.