By John Fisher
I’ve been using Carrington Farms Flax Chia blend for almost two months. Carrington Farms claims you can add it to almost anything. It’s a perfect way to instantly add more nutrition to any meal. It is a super-healthy additive to cereals, shakes, yogurts, salads, oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, casseroles and baked goods.
Chia seeds are naturally low in carbohydrates and gluten free and are packed with Omega 3's, vitamins, antioxidants, protein, fiber, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. The delicious and subtle nutty flavor of the flax and chia blend makes it the perfect super-healthy additive to my meals. It adds to the flavor of my food and takes nothing away.
I use it a number of ways including salads. For example, I sprinkle it on hot cereal after it’s cooked. My favorite use of flax chia is in protein drinks. I drink it most days for breakfast or lunch.
- 2 scoops ARIIX Pure Nourish Protein drink
- ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Carrington Farms Flax Chia blend
- 1 banana
- 4 frozen strawberries or other fruit from my freezer
- crushed ice
- 4 oz filtered water
I blend this for about two minutes or until the frozen fruit becomes part of the smooth consistency of the protein drink. Drink slowly to savor and avoid brain freeze. Yummy!
Carrington Farms has created the ultimate superfoods in flax products by blending their popular organic milled flax seed with other nutritional powerhouses, chia and hemp. These ready-to-eat organic milled flax blends are loaded with Omega 3's, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, while having the added benefit of hormone balancing phytoestrogens called lignans, all of which help promote a healthy lifestyle and boosted metabolism.
A recent article in Eating Well magazine cites chia and hemp seeds as "the next big thing" and explains that the seeds "deliver as much protein as nuts (and in some cases more) and all three of these seeds deliver heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 fat, also found in walnuts."
Carrington Farms' 12 ounce ready-to-eat Flax Chia blend retails at $7.99.
Likewise, the new 10 ounce Organic Flax Hemp Blend is ready-to-eat. The combination of organic milled flax and hemp provides energy and vitality, strengthens the immune system, supports cardiovascular health and contributes to an overall healthy metabolism. Along with an abundance of Omega 3s and the eight essential amino acids required for healthy cell function, the super nutritious blend is naturally free of gluten, cholesterol, sodium, sugars and provides a significant source of vegan protein and fiber. Used as a delicious component to omelets, yogurt, soups, salads and veggies, the organic Flax Hemp Blend is a simple and nutritious addition to any meal. It retails at $8.99.
The new Carrington Farms Blends are available in major grocery and health food retailers including select Whole Foods Markets and Costco. I bought Carrington Farm Coconut Oil at Costco last weekend. These products can also be purchased online at www.CarringtonFarms.com.
About Carrington Farms
Since 2000, Carrington Farms has been making delicious, 100% organic, non-genetically modified Health Food Products accessible to nutrition-conscious consumers around the United States. The company's comprehensive line of flax, chia and hemp blends and cold-pressed organic extra virgin coconut oil serves a range of purposes, from conditioning hair and nails to weight loss and staving off chronic disease and are a great way for consumers to add more nutrition to their everyday life. Carrington's focus on a healthy lifestyle is summed up by its slogan: "Healthy Foods for a Healthy Soul." For additional information on the company, please visit http://www.carringtonfarms.com/.