Plant-Based Protein & Organic Flaxseed Bread
18 Sep, 2017
Many people choose to opt for a low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet for various health reasons such as an intolerance to grains or for weight loss. Equally, it’s becoming more and more popular for people to adopt a plant-based diet. Choosing the best plant-based sources of protein can be difficult at first and then figuring out how you can substitute these sources into your diet, without sacrificing flavour, can seem even more challenging. We always recommend choosing organic ingredients for optimal taste, nutrients and minimal environmental impact.
Did you know flaxseeds have 18g of protein per 100g? That’s a whopping amount for a tiny little seed. Flaxseeds are extremely versatile and can be purchased in whole form or as a flour or meal. Often used in vegan and gluten-free baking, flaxseed flour is a secret weapon that binds ingredients together without changing consistency or texture compared to traditional recipes, which tend to use a combination of flour, eggs and butter.
Nuts can also be extremely high in protein. Almonds are packed with 21g of protein per 100g, while cashews come in at 18g per 100g. They make a great high-energy snack and are also used a lot in the paleo diet, often to replace carbohydrates. Allergic to nuts? We’ve got you covered. Tahini, which is ground sesame seeds turned into a paste consistency, contains 18g of protein per 100g. You can use tahini for both savoury and sweet, and it is a great replacement for just about any nut spread.
We have little doubt that if you asked anyone adopting a low-carbohydrate diet whether they miss bread their answer would be, ‘YES’! We’ve come up with a winning recipe that is completely organic, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free; our fabulous flaxseed bread.
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