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Add a Superfood Boost to Your Everyday Eats

Who doesn’t want more superfoods added to his or her day? Not me! No way. I’m mildly obsessed with trying to work more fruits and veggies and good stuff into each meal I prepare. So when these three bags arrived on my doorstep, I was ready to get playing — and boosting my everyday eats! (Plus, tomorrow is National Cereal Day and these are almost/kinda/sorta like cereal — or, at least, they’re awesome in oatmeal or cereal.)
These ground superfood blends by Linwoods can be sprinkled on pretty much everything and boost some serious nutritional power. We’re talking omega-3s, vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy fats and more. All of them start with flaxseed and then have more goodies added for superfood-esque powers. I tried the Ground Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts Walnuts & Co-Enzyme Q10, the Ground Flaxseed & Goji Berries, and the Ground Flaxseed, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds & Goji Berries (all $13.99 for a 15-ounce bag).
The nutritionals and ingredients on these are pretty impressive. They’re not a low-calorie food, but they are heavy hitting in the nutrition department. A four-tablespoon serving of the Ground Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts & Co-Enzyme Q10 has just less than 200 calories, lots of fiber, some protein, healthy fats and vitamins and minerals.
And look at those ingredients — clean, whole, awesome. This one is the most “nutty” tasting of the bunch and the least sweet. It was my favorite of the three just because it was so versatile and could go with so many other dishes.
The Ground Flaxseed & Goji Berries has similar nutritional facts, but with more fiber and fewer calories.
Can’t beat the ingredients either. This one tasted just like you think it would, too: like flaxseed and goji berries! (So nutty and a touch sweet but not overly sweet.)
Last but not least, the Ground Flaxseed, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame Seeds & Goji Berries had the most going on flavor-wise, but had similar nutritionals to the two other blends.
Check out the ingredients. This was probably the most foodie fun one of the batch — I’m a sucker for pumpkin anything, and these had that pumpkin-seed taste plus a little sweetness from the goji berries. This was my favorite one to throw in smoothies.
Texture-wise, all three of these were a little grainy and a lot nutty. And while some of them have more taste than others, each flavor is pretty neutral when mixed in other things.
I loved these blends in oatmeal, mixed into cookie batter (you couldn’t really tell!) and in pancakes. I wasn’t a huge fan of it on eggs, but on salads? The nuttiness and the slight crunch was a really nice addition.
I have to imagine this stuff would be fabulous to bread chicken in, too … and maybe even use in these. Oh, the options!
And if you’re balking at the calorie count on these, I’d say that, for me at least, the four-tablespoon serving size felt like A LOT. And sprinkling this on my other meals really did help to fill me up and keep me full longer. (Kinda like this research says except it’s with nuts and not avocado!)
Would you sprinkle something like this to add more nutritional oomph to your meals? —Jenn

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