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Nutty Flax Bars

Recipe contributed by Kellie Blake, RDN, LD, IFNCP   This recipe for Nutty Flax Bars was created by Kellie Blake, RDN as an entry for our spring recipe contest. These bars are packed with nuts and seeds, making them both crunchy, hearty, and nutrient-rich. Best of all, they contain a generous amount of Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed. The…

Coconut Lime Popsicles

These popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They are lightly sweetened with just a dash of honey. The coconut milk, flax milk, and lime zest add a touch of natural sweetness too. Using flax milk adds a healthy twist with the addition of fiber, ALA omega 3s, and plant based protein. You can still find our original flax milk in…

Blueberry Flaxseed Crumble

Enjoy this while blueberries are in season this summer. Crumbles and cobblers typically use flour in the filling to absorb some of the fruit juices and thicken the mixture. Crumble toppings also usually use flour. This recipe uses Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed in place of flour in both the filling and crumble topping. The incredibly fine mill of…

5 Tips for Building a Healthier Smoothie

Smoothies are the quintessential summertime breakfast or snack. They’re light, refreshing, and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition. With temps creeping higher, smoothies offer hydration and nutrition with minimal effort.  Smoothies are a great way to use both Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed and Flax Milk for an added boost of nutrition. It is, however, important to…

Flaxseed Quinoa and White Bean Burgers with Pesto

This recipe was created by Jessica Ivey, RDN and shared with her permission. Besides being a nutritional powerhouse, did you know you can use flaxseed to replace eggs in recipes? This recipe puts a fun spin on traditional veggie burgers. It uses white beans, quinoa, and flaxseed with pesto on top! The ‘flax egg‘ binds the ingredients together and adds…

Frozen Chocolate Protein Bites

This recipe was created by Kyla Kurczewski, RDN, CPT and shared with her permission. These chocolate protein bites are a great portable snack option for summer. In addition to having five grams of plant-based protein each, they are also rich in fiber due to the addition of coconut flour, milled flaxseed, and nut butter! Try them post-workout, or as a…

Strawberry Rhubarb Flax Muffins

This recipe was created by Leah Swanson, RD and shared with her permission. These muffins put a healthy twist on traditional higher-sugar versions. Sweetened only with a small amount of maple syrup, the fresh, seasonal fruit shines through for natural flavor and sweetness. Using a flax egg and plant based milk makes the recipe vegan and dairy allergy friendly. What’s…

6 Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

Kids love Manitoba Milling’s Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed for it’s mild taste and incredibly soft and smooth texture – they barely know it’s there! All of the snacks listed below can be made nut friendly to accommodate birthday parties and summer camps. 1. Granola Bars & Energy Bites Homemade granola bars or energy bites make the perfect on the go…

Springtime Flaxseed Recipes from Nutrition Experts

We recently hosted a recipe contest among our dietitian community. Registered dietitians are health and nutrition experts so you can be sure the recipes below are healthier choices. Find ways to use milled flaxseed in everything from sweets to snacks and even the main meal below. Breakfast Pancake in a Mug – Melissa Groves, RD Lemon Overnight Oatmeal – Alicia…

Dijon Flax Salad Dressing

Milled flaxseed is a simple way to slightly thicken any store bought or homemade dressing. Because Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed is uniquely soft in texture, it does not make the dressing gritty like other flax products might. Use a plain or stoneground dijon mustard for this recipe. Enjoy! follow us on social media:

Toast 5 Ways

A toasted slice of hearty, whole wheat bread is the perfect vehicle for a variety of toppings. Whether you like your toast sweet or savory we have a toast for you. Below you’ll find 5 delicious recipes for both classic and non-traditional toast toppings. Enjoy your toast for breakfast, a mid-morning or afternoon snack, or even serve it as an…

Flaxseed Peanut Butter

We love using peanut butters that use just peanuts – no added fillers, sugar, or oils. In these types of peanut butters, it is natural for the natural oils to rise to the top of the jar and require stirring before use. To minimize the need to stir (and to add more nutrition) we suggest adding 3-5 Tbsp of Manitoba…

Classic Banana Muffins

Add chocolate chips or walnuts to your liking, but we like this classic just the way it is! follow us on social media:

Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes

This recipe goes to show that you really can add flaxseed to just about anything. For this recipe, we used a traditional Betty Crocker cake mix. We swapped the eggs for flax eggs and some of the oil for milled flaxseed. You can typically swap flaxseed for the fat in a recipe with a 3 to 1 ratio. If a…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be an easy way to add in more veggies to your diet. This recipe is perfect for both those who prefer sweet or savory breakfasts. Carrots are a particularly good source of vitamin A, which is important for eye sight, immune health, tissue growth, skin, and more. With 1 cup of Manitoba Milling Flax Milk, this recipe has:3310…

Banana Walnut Mug Cake

This recipe was created by Taylor Stolt. You can find the original post here. Mug Cakes are the perfect single serving treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. Registered Dietitian, Taylor Stolt, swears by this banana walnut cake for an after dinner snack. This lightened up cake recipe uses just one ripe banana and one teaspoon of honey. It is easy…

Creamy Flaxseed Pesto

vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free You’ll find that this recipe is less oily than traditional store-bought pestos. It has a thicker, creamier consistency and works great on pasta, toast, and even as a pizza sauce. It would also work well with chicken dishes, bruschetta, or as a dip or spread. Try spreading it on toast and topping it…

Strawberry Flax Spread

This strawberry topping is thick enough to use as a jam to spread on muffins or toast. It is also the perfect for topping pancakes, waffles, and French Toast. The milled flaxseed absorbs the natural fruit juices to slightly thicken and gel the mixture. This recipe is slightly sweetened with just 1/2 tsp of pure maple syrup. follow us on…

Roasted Garlic Hummus

If you’ve ever roasted garlic, you know that it cuts the bite and brings out the natural sweetness of the bulb. It adds a pop of flavor to this traditional hummus recipe. Use this as a dip for peppers or carrots or spread on a sandwich or piece of toast. Enjoy! follow us on social media:

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Here’s a delicious way to get in an extra serving of veggies! This smoothie is naturally sweet, using fruit (banana and pineapple) and spices like cinnamon. Serve it in a bowl or a glass with any carrot cake toppings you like! We recommend unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, and walnuts. follow us on social media:

Lemon Pudding Cake

This Gluten Free Lemon Pudding Cake tastes somewhat like lemon bars but is a little more cake-like. It is sweet, delicious, moist, and light. This recipe is a lightened up version made without butter and less sugar than traditional recipes. We used a gluten free flour mix for this recipe, we have not tested it with traditional flours but would…

12 Recipes That Use Flax Milk from Nutrition Experts

Below are 12 recipes that use Manitoba Milling Co. Flax Milk. Manitoba Milling Flax Milk is different from other flax milks because it is made using the whole seed. This offers premium taste, texture, and nutrition. Learn more about the milk and our method here. To celebrate the launch of our new Flax Milk last fall we hosted a recipe…

Salmon Patties

This recipe is a great example of how to use flaxseed as a binding agent and how to use flaxseed in place of breadcrumbs. The American Heart Association recommends consuming fish 2x per week, and most people don’t consume enough. Did you know that salmon and flaxseed are two of the best sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids? Research shows…

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

This vegan, chocolate, cherry smoothie both satisfies your sweet tooth and sneaks in some greens. The flax milk and frozen banana give this smoothie a nice and creamy texture and on the thicker side. If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add more flax milk. We’ve made this recipe with both spinach and kale and both taste great, you won’t…

Peppermint Coconut Macaroons

These easy coconut macaroons are made with crushed candy canes for a slightly sweet and healthier treat. Other than the candy canes there is no added sugar! These are perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or anytime! follow us on social media:

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Mousse

Have you tried Avocado Pudding? If not you are missing out! This simple dessert is just lightly sweetened with only 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. We prefer it not overly sweet, but if you prefer sweeter treats feel free to add more. We suggest adding 1 extra teaspoon at a time so to not overdo it. The avocado and splash…

Banana Flax Loaf

With a full cup of milled flaxseed, this bread is slightly more bready and less cakey compared to your typical quick bread. Flaxseed retains moisture, making this bread perfectly moist and delicious. This is a great example of how to use flaxseed to replace oil and eggs in baking. Remember there is a difference between milled (or ground) flaxseed and…

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

This healthy baked oatmeal with apples is a nutritious and filling breakfast. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and resistant starch. Both of which are beneficial for digestion and a healthy gut. Made with Manitoba Milling Flax Milk, this healthy apple baked oatmeal is perfectly moist and a good source of Omega-3s. This recipes serves 8 and is perfect…

Green Pina Colada Smoothie

This tropical green smoothie is light, refreshing, and a great way to get in more greens and kickstart your healthy habits. If you’re wishing you were on a beach somewhere – this is the drink for you. The ginger, flaxseed, flax milk, fruit, and veggies all provide anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, this smoothie is dairy free and vegan.   See more of…

Lightened Up Eggnog

Eggnog is great for a festive holiday treat. But, this holiday season classic can often be high in fat, calories, and sugar. Most homemade recipes use raw egg yolks, which may make your holiday guests a little nervous. If you’ve been looking for a lighter version or been wondering how to make eggnog without eggs, this recipe is for you….

Gingerbread Flax Protein Pancakes

Healthy gingerbread pancakes – packed with protein and fiber. They are perfect for Christmas morning!

Shelley’s Homemade Granola

This family recipe is made with heart healthy whole grains, nuts, and smooth whole-milled flaxseed. Homemade granola is the perfect gift and breakfast!

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Is there a better combination than mint and chocolate?   These double chocolate mint cookies are dairy free, egg free, vegan, and provide a good source of fiber from whole wheat flour and flaxseed.   Garnish with powdered sugar or crushed candy canes for the most festive presentation. Serve warm with milk!   This recipe uses both Manitoba Milling Co….

Anti-Inflammatory PB & J Smoothie

While it may sound indulgent, this smoothie is a nutrition powerhouse. This recipe sneaks in veggies and is loaded with antioxidants (from the raspberries and flaxseed). Plus, the fiber, protein, and healthy fats from the peanut butter and flaxseed help to fill you up and keep you satisfied. Enjoy as a refreshing breakfast, snack, or post-workout meal. This recipe Yields:…

Lower Sugar Cranberry Sauce

  The addition of flaxseed in this lightly sweetened cranberry sauce helps to thicken the sauce while providing a good source of fiber and other nutrients. This lower sugar recipe uses 100% orange juice, a dash of real maple syrup, and cinnamon to slightly sweeten and balance the natural tartness of the cranberries. Serve it along side turkey, meatballs, or on…

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

  This recipe uses both flax and flax milk. Did you know the nutrition properties of flaxseed are not destroyed in baking? Cooking with flaxseed and flax milk are just as nutritious as consuming them raw. These muffins are moist, delicious, and perfect for fall and the holiday season! This recipe is vegan but enjoyed by all! This recipe calls…

Lower Sugar Hot Chocolate

This lower sugar hot chocolate is the perfect drink to warm up with this winter. It is lower in calories, saturated fat, and sugar, compared to a store bought mix made with whole milk. But, it is equally as creamy and delicious. Manitoba Milling Co. Flax Milk is the perfect alternative to whole milk for those who are dairy-free or vegan,…

Creamy Flax & Cold Brew Blended Latte

The flax milk and banana make this coffee drink extra creamy and smooth and it is far healthier than the fancy latte you may otherwise pick up at your local coffee shop. If you’ve tried Manitoba Milling Company’s Flax Milk you know just how creamy and delicious it is. Because it is made using the whole flaxseed, it contains the…

Antioxidant Rich (No Added Sugar) Orange Creamsicle Popsicles

Guest post by: Lauren Manaker, RD   I always thought people added citrus peel to recipes because they smell and taste fantastic. Little did I know how beneficial limonoids (compounds found in citrus peel) are to your health! Limonoids have antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties (learn more here). Who knew?!   Working with people with infertility, and who are…

Pumpkin Spice & Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

This pumpkin cranberry baked oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for cooler mornings. Make a batch to serve to a crowd or cut into slices and freeze to save for later. With pumpkin, cranberries, and flaxseed this recipe is bursting with antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Enjoy! Shop Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed and Manitoba Milling Co. Flax Milk. Print…

A dietitian shares 3 Healthy, Kid-Friendly, Back-to-School Recipes

Guest Blog Post by Kim Chin, RD Kim Chin is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in San Francisco, California. In this post she shares with us a few of her favorite ways to use flaxseed, including 3 kid-friendly recipes!   Kim says, “Flaxseed contains a good source of lignans and ALA omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 Fatty Acids, the good fats,…

Two Hour Buns, A Family Tradition

These dinner rolls have been a family tradition in the Pizzey family for decades! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! The recipe is originally from a cookbook and the recipe was contributed by Ina Hanley. They’re easy to make and go well with any dinner!   Ingredients: 2 Tbsp instant yeast 8 cups flour (try white…

Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

The whole family will love this easy weeknight meal. They are made with just whole food, low sugar ingredients, with a boost of flaxseed for more nutrition. Ingredients: 1 lb boneless chicken breasts 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 cup gluten free, low sugar corn flakes, crushed (we used One Degree Organics cereal) 1/2 cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with Flax

Nothing says fall like homemade pumpkin bread. This bread is lower in sugar that typical varieties and includes a healthy dose of flaxseed for added nutrients. By using plant based milk and flax for eggs it accommodates vegan and dairy free diets – don’t forget the chocolate chips! Ingredients: (Dry) 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/3 cup Manitoba Milling…

Back to School Overnight Oats

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 Tbsp Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Milled Flaxseed (shop on Amazon!) 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1/4 tsp cinnamon 2/3 cup Manitoba Milling Co. Flax Milk Optional Add-Ins: Nuts Nut Butters Yogurt Grated Carrots or Zucchini Apple chunks (or try some of these flavor combos)   Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in…

5 Last Minute Snacks for Your Summer Road Trips

Tis the season of summer fun and weekend road trips. Don’t leave home without some healthy snacks to keep from munching on less healthy convenience store choices. Below are a few simple snacks you can easily prep at home and bring for the car (or plane) ride.   1. Salad in a Jar Layer a large mason jar with dressing…

10 Ways You Can Add Flax to Your Dinner Tonight

When you think of how to use flaxseed, most often breakfast foods come to mind – smoothies, oatmeal, muffins, and pancakes. (Speaking of which, have you tried our muffin and pancake mixes?) But there are many ways you can add flaxseed to your dinners too. Shop our flax products here. Just 2 Tbsp has the daily recommended amount of Omega-3s….

Healthy Recipes for your Summer Cookouts

Main Dish Adobo Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers Lindsey Janeiro, RD of Nutrition to Fit Edamame Ancient Grain Veggie Burgers Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant Powered Dietitian Hawaiian Veggie Burgers Vegan Black Bean Veggie Burgers Kacie Barnes, RD of Mama Knows Nutrition Vegetarian Egg Salad Omega Sammie Katie Henderson of A Little Fresh Flavour   Breads Whole Wheat Tahini Banana Bread Dara…

Fruit Pie with Lemon Yogurt Filling and Graham Cracker Flax Crust

The perfect summer pie for your summer barbecues, festive for 4th of July and Canada Day. Ingredients: Filling: 2 egg whites pinch of salt 1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp lemon zest 1 Tbsp honey Crust: 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (or about 9 crackers finely crushed or chopped…

Hawaiian Veggie Burgers

A perfect recipe for your summer cookouts. These veggie burgers have just the right amount of kick and pair perfectly with barbecue sauce, pineapple slices, and avocado. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and whole-milled flaxseed. Yield: 8 servings Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup red onion, diced 3/4 cup pineapple…

Smoothie Recipes for the Whole Family

Smoothies are an easy way to add in an extra boost of nutrients – whether its fruits and veggies or a tablespoon of flax. They can be a quick, easy snack, or filling enough for a whole meal. See a few of our favorite healthy smoothie recipes below created by registered dietitians, kids will love them too! Visit the RD’s…

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

This healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is a great source of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. Ingredients: 1 banana, frozen 1 orange, peeled and quartered 1/4 cup coconut milk (or Manitoba Milling Co. Flax Milk) 1/2 cup sweet potato, diced, skin on 1.5 Tbsp Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup ice  …

Dietitian Ambassador Recipe Contest – see their recipes!

We recently held a recipe contest for our Health & Wellness Ambassadors.  Each entry was incredibly impressive, you can see them all below. (if you are a RD, RD2Be, or other health and wellness professional and would like become an ambassador, you can sign up here) Congratulations to the winner, Julie Harrington, RD of RDelicious Kitchen! Get the winning recipe…

Peanut Butter Flaxseed Energy Bites

These energy bites are: easy to make with simple ingredients and pantry staples perfect for on-the-go, busy weekdays a good source of protein and fiber to fill you up just lightly sweetened to help to satisfy your sweet tooth follow us on social media:

17 Easy Ways to Add Flax to Your Diet

While smoothies and baked goods may be the most popular ways to enjoy flaxseed, there are many more ways to easily add this superfood to your day without following complicated recipes. Flaxseed can be a great addition to any meal and is an easy way to add a boost of nutrients to benefit your overall health. (You can learn more…

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These whole grain muffins are the perfect way to start your day. They also freeze well to save for later. They provide: Whole Grains, Fiber & B Vitamins – oats, quinoa, ground flaxseed Protein & Healthy Fats – ground flaxseed, tahini and just the right amount of natural sweetness from the fruit and honey.   These muffins are gluten free,…

6+ Savory Flaxseed Recipes

We often think to use ground flaxseed in our baked goods or smoothies, but it also works great in savory dishes like veggie burgers, homemade breads, and more. See below for a few ideas on how to use flax in savory dishes   Homemade Breads Rosemary Flax Focaccia Bread Charlene Pors, RD, owner of Euphoria Nutrition   Adventure Bread: Wholesome,…

5 Superfood Snack Recipes We Love & Your Kids Will Too!

With nut butters and ground flax in all of these recipes- they are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and protein which help to fill you up and keep you satisfied until your next meal. What are you favorite healthy snacks?   Superfood Peanut Butter Laura Rutledge, MA, RDN, CSO of Nourishing Plate     Almond Butter Oat Bars…

Shamrock Shake Smoothie

Not only is it festive for St. Patrick’s Day, but this shamrock smoothie tastes great any time of year. Enjoy it as a nutritious alternative to mint chocolate chip ice cream, breakfast on the go, or a refreshing post-workout snack. It is a great source of fiber, protein, calcium, vitamin C, potassium, and more.  follow us on social media:

6 Nutritious Muffin Recipes

Ground flaxseed works great in baked goods – everything from breads to muffins to waffles and more. Try adding some in with your dry mixture or try using it to swap out the eggs. We reached out to some of our favorite nutrition experts for their favorite nutritious muffin recipes. See below for a few new ideas to mix up…

4 Healthy Ways to Spice Up Your Oatmeal

Spring is just around the corner and soon we’ll be making the switch from our warm and cozy favorites to cool and refreshing meals. As winter winds down you may be getting tired of your same old breakfast routine. We can all get stuck in breakfast ruts, but thanks to these recipes from a few of our favorite nutritionists, we’ll…

7 Flax Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Looking for something sweet but slightly healthy? These lightened up sweet treats are all created by registered dietitian nutritionists and they all include ground flaxseed for a nutritious boost! Flaxseed is an incredibly versatile ingredient. It is a popular ingredient in smoothies, oatmeal, and muffins, but there is actually much more you can do with it. See our post on…

Healthier Homemade Brownies

These healthier homemade brownies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or any day! Whether you eat vegan, gluten free, dairy free, or not, these are a crowd pleaser and enjoyed by all! These brownies have less sugar and oil than traditional recipes plus they include flaxseed for a boost of fiber and nutrients. We’ve tested these with both a…

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Moist, delicious, and easy to make – these Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Flax Muffins are a crowd pleaser!   Ingredients: 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 flax eggs 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp pure…

How to Make a Flax Egg

Did you know you can replace eggs in recipes with flax? Whether you are vegan, allergic to eggs, or simply ran out these make the perfect alternative in all your recipes. They can be used to bind anything from meatballs and lentil loaf to muffins and pancakes. Scroll down to see how to do it.   Recipe Yields 1 Flax…

Strawberry Beet Smoothie

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Green Smoothie

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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Marinara Sauce

Homemade tomato sauce can easily be made from simple pantry staples. This recipe is a great example of how to use flaxseed as a thickening agent. Milled flaxseed absorbs some liquid, giving this delicious sauce a slightly thicker texture.

Gluten Free Rolls

Place the Manitoba Milling Company Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed in a small bowl. Quickly whisk in the boiling-hot water until a thick, viscous slurry is formed. Set aside to cool.

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