Did you know you have two brains in your body!? There’s a “second brain” in your stomach that influences your mood, what you eat, even decisions you make every single day!
So it’s pretty important you take care of your second brain by eating lots of nourishing, real, whole foods to keep you healthy and happy!
If you’ve fallen off the healthy eating wagon recently, it’s ok, you can hop back on with the flaxseed crackers I’m about to make!
Flaxseed, also known as linseed – is pure magic for your second brain because it has both insoluble and soluble fibre that help to cleanse your system of toxic build up in the bowels often caused by eating junky, processed food and inorganic meats.
Cleansing the body of toxic build up has a direct effect on your emotions – you feel lighter, healthier and much happier.
So come into the kitchen with me now and let’s make flaxseed crackers!
- 1 cup ground flaxseed (also known as ‘linseed’)
- ½ cup water (filtered is best)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- Pre-heat a fan forced oven to 180C
- Place dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Add water, stirring with a fork until you get a crumbly, wet dough.
- Place dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll out to ¼-inch thickness. Peel off top layer of baking paper and cut shapes out of the dough using your favourite cookie cutter/s. Use a spatula to carefully lift each cracker onto a lined baking tray
- Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until crackers begin to brown and become crisp. Remove and let them cool completely before serving.Tip: these crispy crackers will crisp up further if left uncovered. Once completely cooled and crisp, store in an airtight jar in a cool place for up to 2 weeks.
Danielle Shine is a Natural Foods Chef, yoga-loving wife of a talented artist. She writes regularly about health, happiness and food so we can all shine together. Through her love of cooking, she would like to inspire you to prepare, eat and enjoy real food – not stuff that comes in packets with unpronounceable names.
I’m a Natural Foods Chef, yoga-loving wife of a talented artist. Writing regularly about health, happiness and food so we can shine together.
My qualifications include –
Natural Foods Chef (Natural Gourmet Institute), New York City
Integrative Nutritionist Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Yoga Trinity Australia)
Personal Trainer (Australian Institute of Fitness)
Bachelor or Communication, Public Relations and Management (University of Canberra, ACT)