Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy heart, brain, joints and immune system they are also anti-inflammatory helping to keep cells flexible and fluid. Linseeds contain the richest plant source of omega 3 fats along side this they are also rich in soluble fibre which supports digestion.
This tea will help to ease constipation aim to drink 2 – 3 cups a day.
Ideally you want to use linseed grown in cooler environments as they contain higher concentrations of omega 3 than those grown in warmer climates.
The tea has a nutty flavour which is very palatable however some may wish to add fresh peppermint for additional flavour.
There are only two ingredients linseeds and water. You will require them in a ratio of 1 tbsp of linseeds to 0.5 litres of water.
Fresh peppermint is an optional extra
- In a pan add the linseeds and water. Bring the pan to boil and immediately reduce the heat to simmer add fresh peppermint (optional) allow to simmer for 15-20 mins.
- Using a sieve train the linseeds out of the liquid and allow the tea to cool down to drink.
You can make extra tea and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. The liquid will thicken to a gel like substance heating the tea slightly or adding warm water will loosen the gel like consistency.