Regular consumption of flaxseed milk is a safe shake for adults. But flaxseed milk is highly nutritious. Because of this uncontrolled consumption may create adverse effects.
So, we need to be very careful before starting this recipe. We have to reap the benefits of flax seed milk without any harmful effects for seniors and toddlers.
Seniors & toddlers are very sensitive to nutrient imbalance. Proper & balanced nutrition level is very important for them.
Considering these facts we have prepared unique flax seed milk. This milk is nutritionally balanced and easy to prepare.
Why this flax seed milk is beneficial for seniors & toddlers?
The only disadvantage of flaxseed over seniors and toddlers is hydrogen cyanide. The human body can detoxify 100 mg/day of cyanide.
According to scientific studies humans need to eat 1 kg of flax seed daily to manifest cyanide toxicity (1). This huge amount of flaxseed consumption is impossible for any human.
Also, cooking destroys hydrogen cyanide. Scientific studies suggest that cyanogenic glycosides are heat-labile (2). Processing methods like autoclaving, microwave roasting, pelleting, and boiling can easily destroy cyanide.
To make this flaxseed milk fortified for seniors and toddlers we have followed the above research models. Our recipe is fully concentrated on cyanide reduction without destroying nutrients.
This flaxseed milk recipe contains only 2 tbsp of flaxseeds. Theroricicaly it will produce a tiny amount of only 5–10 mg of hydrogen cyanide after ingestion.
This amount is completely safe for toddlers and seniors. However, we have further decreased this level by introducing a new and advanced technique in our recipe.
So, we hope that toddlers and seniors will not get any adverse effects from this flaxseed milk.
Ingredients required for flax seed milk
No expensive equipment and ingredients are required for this recipe. You can easily prepare this recipe at home without any hazards.
We need only 2 ingredients
- 2 tbsp of flax seed(brown)
- 4 cups of water
- Mix flaxseeds with 2 cups of water
- Boil the mixture for 10 minutes until 1/2 cup of water evaporates. This step will heavily reduce cyanide levels.
- Remove the flaxseeds from hot water
- Add the flaxseed and remaining normal water to a blender
- Blend the mixture for 15 minutes until you observe a smooth and creamy layer
- Pour the milk into a bowl and wait for 20 minutes to separate the layers.
- Scoop out the top flaxseed matter layer
- Pour the milk through a milk stainer to maintain nutrients
- Store the flax seed milk in a freezer for 30 minutes before serving
Finally, flax seed milk for toddlers and seniors is ready to serve.
Flax seed milk nutrition value(most important ones) of 2 cups serving
- Calories: 60 cal
- Fat: 4 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Carbohydrate(total): 3 grams
- Sugar: 0 gram
- Calcium: 30 mg
- Magnesium: 45 mg
What are the benefits of flax seed milk?
Flaxseed milk provides numerous health benefits. The important ones are described below
- Prevents heart disease
- Controls blood sugar level
- Improves bone density
- Resolves gut-related problems like gas, constipation, and diarrhea
- Improves skin health
- Prevents and treats breast cancer
- Boosts brain functionality
Flaxseed milk can replace dairy milk and almond milk due to its health benefits. Also, flaxseed milk may be an alternative to soy milk.
Those who are allergic to dairy, almond, or soy milk should try flaxseed milk. The homemade milk is budget-friendly and easy to prepare.
Like all other flax seed milk recipes, this is also gluten-free. But this recipe contains bare minimum cyanide, which is an added advantage.
The only disadvantage is its bitter taste. However, you can easily conquer this by adding vanilla and allulose.
FAQ of Flax Seed Milk for Seniors & Toddlers
How to improve the taste of flax seed milk?
Flax seed milk has a high density of omega-3 fatty acid & alpha-linolenic acid. Because of these two components, flax seed milk tastes bitter.
To make the taste good you need to add 1 tbsp of vanilla extract with this milk. You can also additionally use allulose for sweeteners.
What is the daily consumption limit of flax seed milk?
Seniors and toddlers should consume 1 cup of flax seed milk per day. Limited consumption will provide all of the health benefits to them without any harm.
However, normal healthy adults may consume 2 cups of flax seed milk per day. As healthy adults have strong immunity power, 2 cups of milk will not create any trouble for them.