Get 'Flaxable' With Your Grains

Flax is a great source of Omega-3 which is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Still largely one of those seeds that’s relegated out of line-of-sight in stores, or destined for health food shops only, these new products might get you thinking (and eating) differently.

PROBAR Superfruit Slam bars:  Intended to satisfy the nutritional requirements of a single meal, these vegan whole food bars pack organic flax seeds in with a mix of other superfoods, including organic acai, mangosteen, camu camu and purple corn. The bars aren't baked, so they retain a moist and chewy texture that pairs well with the sweetness of the dried fruits, while the absence of preservatives means eating cleanly.

KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters With Flax Seeds:  As the latest addition to KIND's Healthy Grains line, this whole grain granola is a healthy and tasty snack that bears the distinct flavour of blueberries, without being overly sweet. As a marquee ingredient, the granola's flax seeds provide 750 mg of omega-3 fatty acids while other whole grains like amaranth, quinoa, oats, millet and buckwheat make for clusters that are big enough to be enjoyed as bite-size pieces — to be enjoyed by the handful or the bowlful.

Good Karma Flax Milk:  Good Karma's flax milk is a low-calorie, non-GMO, soy-free alternative to the other dairy alternatives. Its amount of omega-3s alone —1200 mg per serving — is reason enough to start pouring it onto cereal, or into coffee and blended smoothies. Flavours include Original, Unsweetened, and Vanilla, all are surprisingly creamy.