As soon as you step into the milk aisle there are hundreds of options bombarding you.. almond milk! coconut milk! soy milk! vanilla! chocolate! It gets overwhelming real soon and too fast.  For whatever reason, either health issues, veganism, or you just don't like the taste of milk, there is an alternative that will always make you happy *cue drum roll* its flaxseed milk. 

Flaxseed Milk 

Mayleen Zhagnay

Why is it the best?

Flaxseed's don't mean to brag, but they contain numerous health benefits, despite how small they are. It also won't break the bank if you decide to buy a carton of flaxseed milk or even by making it yourself compared to other plant-based milk.

Flaxseed Milk contains no cholesterol or lactose, making it a heart-healthy alternative. Its filled with omega-3 fatty acids that are shown to prevent cancer, diabetes, heart diseases and strokes. In addition to having vitamins A, B12 and D, it is gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free! Flaxseeds come filled with natural soluble and insoluble fiber that is optimal for your fiber intake. Flaxseed milk is also low in calories and sugar compared to other plant-based milks on the market. 

Although flaxseeds have many benefits, those with sensitive stomachs shouldn't consume flaxseeds regularly due to its high fiber. 

How is it prepared? 

Compared to other plantbased milk (I'm looking at you almond) these seeds don't have to be soaked prior. It is simply cold-pressed flaxseed oil mixed with filtered water.

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Alex Frank

Where does it come from?

Flaxseeds have been around for centuries as the oldest crop introduced to the United States to make clothing. It was used as medicine for its beneficial value and later introduced as a food. Flaxseeds have had an increase of attention in the food market where it became a milk and can now be incorporated into many other recipes. The flaxseed growing countries are Canada, China, United States, India, and Ethiopia.

How should I be using it? 

Flaxseed Milk can be used as a substitute for any recipe that involves dairy. There are two companies producing flaxseed milk; GoodKarma and FlaxUSA. Vanilla, Unsweetened and Original are available flavors for purchase.

The Unsweetened Flaxseed Milk can go into baking and as a base for smoothies or even soups due to its neutral flavor. The Original and Vanilla flavors can go into hot chocolate, coffee's and even on its own due to its creamy and sweet taste.

These two companies have close to the same ingredients so it all comes down to preference.

If Flaxseed Milk isn't your favorite, there are many other plant-based kinds of milk to try!