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Grain-Free All Purpose Flour Mix


. 6 cups finely ground almond meal

. 1-1/2 cups golden flax meal

. 1/2 cup coconut flour

. 1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking soda (not baking powder)

. 1 tablespoon vitamin C crystals


Mix and keep in an air tight glass container in the refrigerator. Makes 8 cups. This recipe makes enough for 8 cups flour. When kept in the refrigerator or frozen, the mix can last for quite a while. 


Some nutrition facts about the ingredients:


Almond Meal — One cup of almond meal contains: 12 grams dietary fiber; 20 grams protein; 25% RDA absorbable calcium; 20% RDA iron. Almond meal is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. In addition it is also a good source of Riboflavin, Magnesium and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin E.


Flaxseeds — In addition to high amounts of omega-3, flaxseeds also contain omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, potassium, lecithin, B vitamins, fiber, protein, magnesium, and zinc.  Flaxseeds provide almost 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than a typical fish oil supplement. Because of its high vitamin, mineral, and fatty acid content, flaxseed can be considered a super food. Since omega-3’s are considered an anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is the main cause of most health problems today,  including flaxseeds in your daily diet may go a long way in reducing inflammation in organs and joints. 


Coconut flour — One half cup contains: 38 grams fiber; 18 grams protein. Coconuts contain an important saturated fatty acid, lauric acid. Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.


Baking Soda and Vitamin C Crystals — Baking soda is very alkaline and vitamin C is very acid, when you mix the two together you get a baking powder that is non-toxic and safe for most individuals. Because they are dry ingredients, they will not activate until you add liquid.