LSA is popular in Australia, celebrated for its “liver cleansing” properties and antioxidant benefits. In recent years the nut-seed mix has became popular in the Australian diet and can be found widely in majority of supermarkets. The mixture contains Linseeds, Sunflower Seeds and Almonds. However, if you have allergies/intolerance to one of these ingredients, you can always substitute and reap the benefits of the nut-seed mixture. I like to use pecan nuts in place of almonds as I can tolerate pecan nuts and find them to be delicious!
By making your own LSA you are guaranteed an allergy friendly product, where you know the ingredients being used and processes, PLUS it takes less than 5 minutes and is so easy!
Its a great product to add to protein shakes, on top of oatmeal, cereal or yoghurt.
Home Made Almond-Free LSA
- 3 cups raw linseeds / flaxseeds
- 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup raw nuts of choice (i use pecans, however, you could experiment with your favorite nut, eg: hazelnut, walnuts, cashew nuts)
- Before operating the blender, add the flax seeds to the jug first, then the sunflower seeds, then the almonds (It’s very important to not overheat your LSA by spinning the blender for longer than is necessary)
- A few larger chunks of unblended almond on top are no problem. Better that than too much heat. Your body has a hope of digesting chunks of unchewed almond and sunflower kernel because the hard shells have been removed before you buy them. It’s the shiny flax shells that you really need to crack to make the goodness inside accessible.
- Once blended, store in a dark glass airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months.