Raw Food Recipes for Beginners – Homemade Flax Seed Crackers
Transitioning to a raw food diet can provide your body with numerous benefits and completely change your perspective on food and how it affects your body. However, it can also be daunting in the initial stages. Many resources include complicated recipes containing various ingredients that you may never have heard existed before let alone know how to locate. Fortunately, there are thousands of raw food recipes for beginners that help make your transition simple and enjoyable as you learn to create food that energizes and rejuvenates your body.
The best raw recipes can be reduplicated and reinvented to fit individual tastes. One such raw food recipe for beginners requires only two ingredients and very little preparation. Flax seed crackers are a staple in many raw food diets and can be used in a variety of recipes. Flax seeds contain health Omega-3 fatty acids as well as dietary fiber and are excellent sources of essential nutrients like Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Copper.
Flax seed crackers are one of the most simple raw food recipes for beginners, as they can be made overnight, in large batches, with minimal preparation. They are readily available in most grocery stores and can keep for months when preserved in the freezer. And you do not have to own expensive culinary equipment to prepare flax seed crackers as is common with other, more complicated, recipes.
To create these crackers you will need: 2 cups of whole flax seeds, 1 teaspoon of salt, just enough water to cover the seeds, around 1 and cup. Combine the flax seeds and salt in a bowl and cover with water. Let sit for 60-90 minutes until water is absorbed and a gelatinous mixture is attained. Spread the mixture on a Teflax sheet if using a dehydrator or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper if using an oven. The crackers can be made using a dehydrator, dehydrating at 115 degrees for 3 hours, flipping the crackers over, and dehydrating for another 3 hours or until dry. If you do not own a dehydrator, they can also be made by repeating the same process in an oven set to 150 degrees with the door left ajar.
Flax seed crackers are incredibly versatile making them a great raw food recipe for beginners. Spices can be added in various combinations to achieve different tastes. Savory crackers can combine, garlic with onion and basil or lemon juice and dill, while sweet crackers can utilize various sweeteners like maple syrup, agave, or cinnamon. Their many dietary benefits make them invaluable to a raw food diet and their versatility also allows them to be used in a variety of recipes. You can add them as a topping on salads or toss them in your morning super breakfast smoothies.