What is flaxseed?
Flaxseed refers to the seeds of the flax plant, also known as linseed. The seeds can be ground to make a vegan egg replacement in sponge, cookie and brownie recipes. Mix 1 tbsp milled flaxseed to 3 tbsp of water for a few minutes and use as you would a whole egg. Elsewhere, the seeds can be used in flapjacks, porridge and smoothies, to add fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
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These little balls of energy are great to have before exercise, or when you feel as if you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy, and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy.