Flaxseed is a nutrient rich seed that has been used in many countries for centuries.
The seeds are inexpensive and can be grown anywhere, they have a nutty flavor and smell wonderful when ground up into flour or meal.
Flaxseed is one of the most nutritious foods on earth! It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, it contains antioxidants like lignans which help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and it’s an excellent source of soluble fiber which helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Here we will show you how easy (and fast!) it is to grind your own flaxseed at home with a Vitamix blender. A Vitamix blender will make this process super quick by pulverizing the seeds into a fine powder in seconds without any extra effort.
This is important if you are using flaxseed raw, since the outer hard shell of the seeds will not grind down very well with a regular blender or coffee grinder.
Can I Grind Flaxseed In A Vitamix Blender?
Yes, absolutely! You can grind flax seeds in a Vitamix blender and you will not burn up the motor by doing so.
So far our experience has been that we haven’t had any issues pulverizing flaxseed into a fine powder.
Other important notes are don’t try to over fill your container either because this can stress out your blender too much leading to damage down the line, keep your containers low enough that the blades of the blender can get to everything and don’t forget to grind in small batches.
This will ensure that your flaxseed is ground up nice and fine.
It is important to note that the flax seed outer shell may not get fully pulverized with a Vitamix blender, but if you’re using it for cooking purposes this won’t matter at all because when cooked, the outer hard shells will cook down into nothingness anyways turning into a gelatinous substance that gives food a rich texture when eaten.
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Things To Keep In Mind
The flaxseed should be dry before grinding to prevent it from clumping together after being grounded up into meal. So make sure your flaxseeds are not damp when doing this, either store them in an airtight container or spread them out on a baking sheet and let them air dry for about 3 days before storing in an airtight container.
You can grind wet seed but they may clump together more than normal which means you’ll have to separate the coarse meal before storing it away.
If you do only want to grind a small amount of seed, spread them out on a plate and put in your freezer for about an hour (this will make the seeds much more brittle and easier to break apart).
The biggest reason people don’t grind their own flaxseed is because they think it’ll be hard work, but with a Vitamix blender, it’s one of the easiest things you can do – all you have to do is dump your dry roasted flaxseed into the container and hit blend! The blender will pulverize the seeds just like that.
Another thing to note: whole flaxseeds can be ground into meal or flour at home too if needed. If you’re just storing your ground flaxseed meal/flour from your Vitamix blender, you can always place it in a freezer bag and freeze until use. Just remember to bring the flaxmeal back to room temperature before using so that it doesn’t clump up when adding into recipes.
If you’ve ever bought pre-ground flaxseed meal or flour before then you probably know that if not used immediately it tends to go bad within a few weeks due to oxidation (meaning it turns rancid).
This is because light and heat degrade the quality of whole flaxseeds as well as ground flaxseeds. This is why freshly milled flaxseed meal is best kept in the fridge or freezer which slows down this process.
How To Grind Flaxseed In A Vitamix
If you want to know how to grind flaxseed in a Vitamix blender, then all you need is:
- Dry roasted unsalted flaxseeds (not damp)
- A Vitamix high-performance blender.
Here’s what you do:
Pour the dry roasted seed into the container and press start on your machine. The machine will automatically slow down and gradually come up to full speed until it reaches 10,000rpm (5th level).
Your ground flaxseed meal/flour will be ready in about 20 seconds depending on how much seed you use at once.
Now that you know how to grind flaxseed in a Vitamix blender, go ahead and experiment with this new ingredient!
You can use the milled seed as is or add it into sauces, breads, smoothies or whatever else you like!
Which Is The Best Vitamix For Grinding Flaxseeds?
Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender is by far my best choice when it comes to grinding flaxseeds.
This blender is one of the finest on the market.
It’s not their most affordable blender, but it is still reasonably priced when compared to what you get from a Vitamix device!
What’s the nicest thing about my new Vitamix blender? It has professional-grade quality for a reasonable price – I even purchased it on sale at 20% off!
The Ascent is a powerful blender with an unbreakable foundation to keep the device in place.
Vitamix 750 Series
Another good option is Vitamix 750. The Vitamix Blender is the ideal blender for people who enjoy their smoothies, lattes, or soups with a thick texture.
This excellent blender is a must-have for anyone who enjoys making their own flax meal.
It has a self-cleaning function that takes just 60 seconds.
Although the blender does not include strainers, it mashes grains and seeds without leaving chunks of nuts behind as other blenders do.
Check out some other options for a seed blender.
As you can see, grinding flaxseed in a Vitamix blender is quick and easy.
It takes only seconds to reduce the whole seed into meal or flour, depending on what your recipe calls for.