My vegetarian friend, who is also pregnant, confided to me that she ate chicken a couple of weeks ago, from the student cafeteria on campus where she works. “I didn’t like it,” she admitted, “but I was craving the protein.”
So I told her what I heard through the grapevine of online research, to make a smoothie before leaving home and add ground flax seed in it. I told her I found some at Walmart for $3.88 or something, and that I was going to try it also.
But I didn’t!
You see, I’m a giant chicken when it comes to trying new foods! I don’t know why! But I have been breaking out of that shell now since I began this plant based whole food diet, and it’s mostly been beneficial, where I’ve liked most of the dishes I’ve created.
But something about flaxseed, well, it reminds me of fiber. Or wheat germ or other weird stuff that weird people put in their foods. You know….people like me!!!
Well, guess what? She tried it and said that you can’t barely tell it’s in there. So, I manned up and put 1 tbsp. in my next smoothie. You know what? She was right! It wasn’t scary, and I really couldn’t tell the difference.
So I took the plunge! I’ve been adding a tbsp. of flax seed into all of my smoothies now. It’s a good source of protein, fiber, has anticancer benefits, can prevent type 2 diabetes….it’s just a great thing! So simple to add a little tbsp. a day to better health!