How Do I Use Flaxseed in Smoothies?

updated May 30, 2019
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Q: You have a nice green smoothie on here that sounds terrific, but I don’t have flaxseed oil. I have flaxseed itself — can I use it, and where do I find flaxseed oil?

Sent by Phyllis

Editor: You can definitely substitute flaxseeds for flaxseed oil in smoothies. I would recommend grinding it up first or buying ground flaxseed so the texture of the smoothie isn’t too gritty. Here’s a recipe for a smoothie that uses ground flaxseed:

If you want to use flaxseed oil instead, it can sometimes be found in the refrigerated supplements section of grocery stores that have a lot of natural foods, or can also be found in healthy food stores.

Readers, where do you buy flaxseed oil?