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How to Grind Flaxseeds into Flax Meal or Powder

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Why would you want to learn how to make flax meal using whole flax seeds? Because Flax seed is an outstanding nutritional food source.

What isn’t well known is that whole flaxseeds are difficult to digest and its nutrients are poorly absorbed.

Store bought bags of flax meal or flax powder can go rancid quickly, so it’s best to grind whole flaxseeds in small batches at a time with your power blender, or grind for a specific recipe rather than buy flax meal in bulk.

Because flax meal can quickly go rancid, it’s better to buy whole flax seeds. You can store them for up to a year in an airtight container – preferably in the freezer.

We like to store ours in a ziploc bag in the freezer, and they certainly never last too long in our test kitchen!

Ground flaxseed can be utilized best sprinkled in smoothies, over cereal and salads, and as an ingredient in bread, pasta, baked desserts, etc.

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How to Grind Flaxseeds into Flax Meal or Powder by @BlenderBabes

How To Make Flax Powder

Blender Babes
5 from 1 vote
Course Grains


  • 1/4 to 2 cups whole flaxseeds


  • Place ingredient in the jar.
  • Blendtec: Press the SPEED UP Button to Speed 5 and run for approx. 20 seconds
  • Vitamix: Use special dry grains jar. Select VARIABLE, speed 1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to Variable 5. Grind to desired degree of fineness, about 30 sec.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


1 Cup Flax Seeds yields 1.5 Cups of Flax Powder
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The flax plant has been around since the Stone Age, and the early colonists brought the plant to North America, including Canada, which is the world’s leader in flax and flaxseed today.

Flaxseeds are an excellent plant source of omega-3 fatty acids and are a wonderful alternative source of omega-3 for anyone who doesn’t eat fish or take fish oil supplements.

Flax meal provide fiber that can reduce cholesterol levels and help stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics. The magnesium in flaxseeds can lower high blood pressure and help treat insomnia.

Flax seed contains lignans, substances which protect against development of breast cancer in women. Made from pure ground flax, seed flax meal is famous for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Tarashaun Hausner is the Founder and CEO of Blender Babes. A former roadshow representative for a leading blender company, Tarashaun started Blender Babes in 2012 after discovering how instrumental a high-powered blender was in getting her personal health back on track. Physically and emotionally transformed from her journey back to health, Tarashaun vowed to help others find wellness. She is committed to thoroughly test and review the best blenders and healthy lifestyle products on the market to help her community make the best choices for themselves and family. Tarashaun offers several free resources to help people use their blender to get healthy including a 7 Day Superfood Smoothie Challenge. Blender Babes has also negotiated special deals and offers for products they love most.

4 thoughts on “How to Grind Flaxseeds into Flax Meal or Powder”

  1. Hi –

    I store flaxseeds in the freezer and live in a very humid environment. So when I pour the seeds into the Vitamix dry container water condenses on the seeds, so I only get a moist, coarse meal – never a powder. Any suggestions?

    Also what is the maximum volume of seeds you would grind in a Vitamix dry container? 1 cup? 2 cups?

    1. Blender Babes

      Hi Jean! I wouldn’t do more than 2 cups at a time. Regarding the flaxseeds – you might consider vacuum blending with a VOID Vitamix Retrofit kit. I’m not sure how else to avoid the humidity. Sorry, wish I could help more! ~Tarashaun

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing! Thanks for this quick and straight-forward video and how-to recipe. I was given whole flax seeds by mistake in my grocery order and happy to discover I can easily grind them myself. I used my NinjaChef blender for 30 seconds on the “flour/mill” setting. Thanks again!

    1. Awesome April! So glad you found us AND thank you for sharing how your Ninja Chef blender grind flax seeds 🙂 ~ Tarashaun

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