Last week at our Wegman’s I came across Flax milk and I almost took a triple take. Flax milk? Really? Hmmm…interesting. I HAD to try it. Had to.
Let me tell you a quick story about flax. When I was a kid, I spent a lot time with my grandmother. I spent nearly every summer with her up until I was about 12, and then she moved 10 minutes away up until I graduated high school. She used flax all the time, but she didn’t actually eat them, she drank them.
She would fill up a big jug of water and add about a half cup/cup of flax and let the water absorb their nutrients. I had no idea what they were, but I remember the distinct taste of that water like it was yesterday. I actually enjoyed it, and when she would give me regular water I’d ask for the “other” water. I tried telling my mom about this “other” water but I had no idea what it was. “She puts these brown seed things in her water mommy, and it tastes good!” Either my mom thought I was on crack or she just ignored me because the only time I’d get to drink the “other” water was at my Abuela’s house.
When I saw this milk, I immediately thought about her. “I wonder if it actually taste like flax, like the water at Abuela’s house,” I thought. So I grabbed the unsweetened kind and couldn’t wait to get home to try it.
It was love at first sip. Here is a breakdown:
There is definitely a slight flax flavor to it. It wasn’t as strong as the “other” water but it was enough for me to feel nostalgic. It blended very well with my chocolate protein smoothie and does not have an overwhelming flavor.
If you can find it, I highly suggest you give it a try – especially if you like the taste of flax.