5 Ways to Enjoy Almonds!
Not only are almonds a fantastic, tasty snack that’s totally Tone It Up approved ~ they’re also filled with good-for-you benefits. They give your body a beautifying dose of healthy fats and a little protein too! These tiny nuts pack quite a punch. They contribute to gorgeous skin, boost metabolism and help burn fat. Read more about the sexy body benefits of almonds here.
Get wild & nutty with these 5 easy ways to dress up your almonds…
1. Salad Toppers
Let your imagination run wild as you mix up your favorite spices & seasonings. Bake up a batch of seasoned almonds to sprinkle on top of your salads all week long. Try our Spicy Almond recipe below.
2. Give them a Grind!
Use your coffee grinder to pulse almonds into a meal ~ add a date or two to the mix for a tasty topping for pancakes, yogurt or cereal. This is such a yummy treat, it’s even tasty as is :)
3. Bake ’em up!
Almond meal adds a filling and delicious texture to baked goods! Give your favorite recipe a makeover by using equal parts Almond Meal and Perfect Fit Protein for a healthy, protein-packed and gluten free twist.
4. Milk It!
Making your own Almond Milk is surprisingly easy, and it’s definitely worth it! The homemade version is creamy and decadent. Soak 1 cup of almonds in water for anywhere from 6 to 48 hours. Drain & rinse, throwing out the water before blending with 4 cups of new water. You can use a food processor or high speed blender. Lastly, strain using a cheese cloth. If you want, add a little vanilla & stevia, refrigerate and enjoy. Keeps for 3-4 days.
5. Add Chocolate!
Dust raw almonds with a little unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia for a sweet, satisfying snack. Put everything in a zip top bag and give it a good shake. Keep this in your purse for those afternoon chocolate cravings :)
TIP: Like all seeds & nuts, almonds are packed with energy ~ a little goes a long way. About 20 almonds or 1-2 teaspoons of almond butter equals one serving.
1 cup of Almonds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chili powder
Dash of pepper
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Place mixture on a non-stick baking pan or parchment paper and bake at 200 degrees for one hour, or until almonds reach desired crunchiness. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge for 2 weeks.
Almonds are perfect to include in your afternoon meals on your Tone It Up Nutrition Plan! Learn more about the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan here ~ Be our next Tone It Up Girl Success Story!
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