These delicious gluten free muffins are made with ground flaxseed and whole hemp seeds, a blast of Omega 3 healthy fats to start the day off right! They are slightly sweet, moist, very nutty and filling! Get your day off to the right start with these delicious and omega-3 rich muffins!
Did you know the average American get’s a 16:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids? That is a 16:1 ratio of inflammatory vs. anti-inflammatory healthy fats. It is also four times the current recommendation of 4:1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 in our diets.
I’ve written tons of posts highlighting about how important Omega 3’s are and their functions in the body, but it can be super hard to stay on top of it. I mean we all have enough to stay on top of right? I mean I’m about to finish a 52 week series of habits you can develop to help stay on top of your health.
That’s a lot of things to stay on top of. Regardless, in the last few months, I have been reminded how big of an impact food and stress make on our health, especially hormone health.
These muffins supply a massive dose of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein to keep you going all day. The Omega 3 fatty acids incorporate themselves into your cell membranes, sending anti-inflammatory signals and exerting protective effects in many systems in our bodies.
Low levels of Omega 3’s are correlated to dysmenorrhea (painful cramps), infertility (from many sources), and premature delivery. That doesn’t mean that it causes these things, it just means it’s related too.
Either way, Omega 3’s have an outstanding amount of research backing them. The flaxseed in these muffins also contain lignans, which act to bind hormone metabolites and help the body remove them, kind of like taking the recycle trash out to the recycle can. Personally, I eat these muffins as part of my seed cycling protocol which helped me regain my cycle after 5 years of missing periods.
To me, they kind of taste like a morning glory muffins, just packed with all the right stuff! Ya know? Make them. Eat them. Feel energized and then, kick a**.
In other news, I’ve got a lot going on this week. Tomorrow is the last day of the semester, then it finals and I’ve got to get grades in. I’m also working on a survey for you guys, and I need to know what you want from Hungry Hobby!
What keeps you jazzed, what keeps you coming back, and what bores you to tears? I’m not saying I will take down every picture of Nala if you say you don’t care about her or Missy (
you savage beast) but Hungry Hobby is what it is because of you guys! A writing a blog is like running a race.
Without readers, it’s just a diary entry. Without a timing chip, a race is just another run. You guys are what makes it unique and worthwhile because you guys freaking rock.
I was at the store the other day, and the cashier mentioned to the other cashier that she should check out my blog. HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT?!?! My house could have set on fire yesterday, and I wouldn’t have cared, that’s just freaking awesome!
So make these muffins and with all your energy come back tomorrow to take the survey!
Hempseed & Flaxseed Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides once to get it fully mixed.
- Line a muffin tin with muffin cup liners. Divide the mixture among the 12 muffin cups.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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Want more healthy muffins?
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins
- Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
- Carrot Cake Quinoa Muffins