Funny story – I have been playing with replacing flour with milled flax seed for many years. And have a number of recipes for biscuits and muffins. One of the benefits of adding milled flaxseeds to your diet is to counter the loss of oestrogen that happens in the peri-menopause phase of life.
Milled flaxseed is a phytoestrogen, which means it is a plant that mimics oestrogen.
One of the symptoms of peri-menopause and the sudden loss of oestrogen is a dry vagina – and if that sounds bad – then consider the medical term –vaginal atrophy – both are as bad as they sound. And can make sex really uncomfortable. Now I am a big fan of lube for the sex part, but adding a couple of tablespoons of milled flaxseed into your diet each day may help with not only a dry vagina but a whole host of aches and pains!
Jokingly, I have called my muffins and biscuits using flaxseed flour “Juicy Vagina muffins” and “Juicy Vagina biscuits”. When my kids were teenagers they would warn me when they were bringing home friends to NOT offer my delicious baked goods to their friends. Their friends would not understand, and they did not want to explain, or listen to me explain to them the benefits of milled flaxseed for peri-menopausal women. They would mumble about why they didn’t have a “normal” mum who made a cake out of the right ingredients of flour, butter and sugar.
Over time, the name got shortened to Juicy Vee™, and I even went as far as trademarking it, because… you never know… one day I might turn my hobby of cooking into a business!
And my kids now fully embrace their mum’s quirkiness!
But meanwhile – why don’t I share this recipe with you, because it is a goodie!
These are delicious warm, and can also be frozen, so that you can have 1 muffin per day to get the recommended dose of phytoestrogen each day to help with menopausal symptoms.
Or of course if you have teen age kids – you can wait til they have friends around and before you can say Juicy Vee™ muffins – they will be snuffled up in a flash.
Or if you attend some training that I put on – like the great folk at Monash Active – I may even turn up with a fresh batch for you to try!
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