Vegan Omega 3+6+9
I’ve been curious for awhile now about vegan omega 3+6+9 and how I could incorporate them into my diet.
We keep hearing about how omegas are good for us, but every brand I found online came from animal fats! Every label I read had the words “contains: fish”. No thank you! Udo’s Oil, Omega 3+6+9 Blend by Flora Health was the exception!
The fact is, vegan omega 3+6+9 are important because they’re essential to our health–yet our bodies cannot produce them naturally!
The main ingredients are flax, sunflower, sesame seeds, coconut, and evening primrose oil! Sounds good!? Well, it’s organic, vegan, non-GMO, and fresh-pressed! To be honest, I don’t think I’ve heard of any oil blend that sounds this good.
I was excited to try Udo’s Omega 3+6+9 Blend and to come up with a clever, yet easy way of adding it to foods I love.
Be it sandwiches, salads, warm bowls, or even as a dip, this omega 3-6-9-packed avocado smear really is easy to make–and you only need 4 ingredients!
Vegan Avocado & Lemon Dressing Recipe
2 servings and it takes only two minutes
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp Udo’s Oil Omega 3+6+9 Blend
Juice of one lemon
Salt & pepper to garnish
In a blender, blend together your avocado, Omega 3+6+9 Oil Blend, lemon juice, and seasoning. Pulse for just 30 seconds.
If the flavor is too tangy for your liking, you can use the juice of half a lemon instead.
Once done, you’ve got a great smear you can use as a spread on sandwiches, a dressing on salads, or even as a dip for veggies and chips
Some more facts about vegan omega 3+6+9 oils:
Everybody needs what are called Foundation Oils (ALA and LA), these are the “essential fatty acids” that our bodies cannot produce on their own; we need to ingest them from food. Udo’s Oil has both of these foundation oils.
Supplemental Oils (Omega-3s or “DHA” and “EPA”), on the other hand, can be produced by our bodies. Funny enough, it’s these that are marketed so heavily, yet it’s the foundation oils that our bodies need more since we can’t produce them ourselves!
Foundational oils = 97% of the fats our bodies need (and cannot produce).
Supplemental oils = 3% of the fats our bodies need, (and CAN produce) yet these are the ones most markets sell.
Important to note: ALAs and LAs already make DHA and EPA, so if you take a capsule/oil that has ALAs and LAs, you’re fully covered!
Stacked Plant-Based Sandwich Recipe
3 slices of vegan, organic multi grain bread
Avocado & Omega-oil smear (recipe above)
Sliced tofu, lightly seared with just coconut oil + curry powder
Mushrooms, lightly seared with coconut oil
Sliced tomatoes & cucumbers
Shredded red cabbage
An olive to top it all off