Meno Power Bread

This is a wonderful flourless caraway bread made with flax seeds. Prepare it in less than 5 minutes and it will be fully baked in an hour; so this is a recipe you will love and bake on repeat.

This tasty and filling loaf ticks the boxes for you if you are menopausal or perimenopausal, where normal bread falls short:

  • High Protein for maintaining muscle mass
  • High Fibre for good bowel movements
  • Low Carb for blood sugar balance
  • Contains Phyto-oestrogens for hormone balance

Flax seeds, also known as linseeds, are helpful if your bowel is sluggish as they contain both insoluble and soluble fibre. They can really help you ‘go’.

Flax seeds and caraway seeds also contain antioxidants called lignans that help with oestrogen metabolism. These can help keep hormones in balance during the second half of your menstrual cycle and through the oftentimes tricky perimenopausal years.

Caraway seeds can help calm a bloated belly and help to reduce embarrassing gas. It can also help to improve digestion and reduce spasms in the intestinal tract.

This amazing recipe is taken from my Nutrition for Menopause online course, and there’s a video below on how to make it!

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Meno Power Bread

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Baking
Servings 10 slices
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C fan / 200°C conventional
  • Combine the flaxseeds, caraway seeds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and apple cider vinegar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the water and mix all the ingredients well with a spoon.
  • Line a 1lb loaf tin with baking paper and spoon the mixture in, pressing it down so it is evenly spread.
  • Then sprinkle on the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds,pressing them down into the top of the mixture.
  • Bake the bread for 60 minutes.
  • When you take it out of the oven, let the loaf cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then transfer it to a wire rack to cool entirely.
  • Serve by slicing and eating as it is, toasted in the toasteror slather on your favourite spread such as butter, cream cheese, nut butter or hummus.

Video

Notes

  • This bread also tastes delicious if you switch the caraway seeds to fennel seeds or try a mixture of onion powder and Mediterranean herbs.
  • The bread is less dense if the flax seeds are ground to a very fine flour.
  • Store this loaf in an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days or sliced in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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