Ground up Chia and Flax seeds. These have been recommended by my health professional. I’m thinking ‘but the seeds are already so small – how/why grind them up more?’ The why is to get all the nutrition out of them. The how is through a spice grinder (many people use their coffee grinders for this purpose). I figured since 1. I only need to grind up a little at a time, 2. I want to go cheap, and 3. I want to save electricity; I’d look for a manual spice grinder.
This is a photo of the Tulip Spice Grinder, which I picked up at Bob’s Red Mill. It works like a pepper mill – you unscrew the top, put in the nuts/seeds/spices you want to grind up, turn the thing upside down and twist the neck of the container, and out comes its ground up contents. If I needed to grind up a larger amount of seeds/nuts/grains, I would probably opt for something from Lehman’s such as this. But more power means a higher price tag and the use of more energy (possibly needing electricity instead of manual labor). For now, I’ll stick to my hand-operated spice grinder…which not only grinds up the seeds for my health, but gives me a little bit of exercise as well:)