Healthy Poundo

Healthy Poundo




5 min


10 min


Poundo flour 1/2 cup
Flaxseed flour 1/4 cup
Boiling water 1.25 cups

A few weeks ago, we shared a recipe for making poundo, and along with that post, we shared the NaijaChef technique for making lump free technique on our YouTube channel. It’s our most popular video right now. Check it out here.

Seeing as that post was really popular, we figured it was only appropriate that we share our method for reducing the calorie intake from pounded yam, or any other morsel for that matter. Our philosophy is that although some of our foods can tend to be unhealthy, or carb/starch heavy, there are always subtle little things we can do to still enjoy Nigerian food, but turn it into an opportunity to infuse healthy foods. This method allows you to eat poundo or any other morsel you like, but you eat healthier by replacing the pure carbs with nutrients.

Flax Seed Nutritional Value

Flax Seed Nutritional Value

For all morsels, you can do this, by adding ground flax seed. One tablespoon alone contains significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. For this recipe, we use 1/4 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Flax seed.

Prep Steps!

  1. All you have to do is boil 1.5 cups of water!

Cooking time 🙂

  1. Add in one cup of boiling water, 1/2 cup cup of poundo flour and the 1/4 cup of flax seed meal.
  2. Flaxseed and poundo in hot water

    Flaxseed and poundo in hot water

  3. Keeping on low heat, stir with a wooden spoon till it is a whole solid lump.
  4. Mixed healthy poundo

    Mixed healthy poundo

  5. Now, the lump will usually be too thick to eat, so add as much of the remaining 1/2 cup of water as you would like to get the consistency you want. Remember to add the water in bits. Add more than the remaining 1/4 cup of water if you’d like or add more.

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