Love Your Body With Almonds
Hey there beautiful! Today we’re sharing something special. We wanted to create a component of this Series that reminds you of the importance of loving your body with foods ~ that gorgeous glow comes from the inside out! When you feed your body nutrient-packed foods, you’ll notice a difference in your hair, skin, mood, and energy levels. That’s the beauty of eating superfoods! They’re magical (and tasty!) gifts from the earth. And that’s the best part~ all of these foods come from nature! So you’ll never have to worry about all those names you can’t pronounce in the ingredients 🌾
Each week during the Love Your Body Series, make sure to check back to ToneItUp.com for your superfood post. We’ll be explaining all the perks of eating these foods and how to incorporate them into your life! If you want to learn even more about the science behind your meals, head HERE to gain access to the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. We share all the science-backed info you need about what foods to eat and when to eat them, PLUS thousands of delish recipes!
To kick off this series, we’re giving you the deets on almonds. With just a small amount, they provide your body with a powerful nutrient punch!
Get Glowing Girl
Almonds are the world’s greatest source of Vitamin E. Pretty impressive for a little guy, huh? 😉 Vitamin E is a group of fat-soluble antioxidants, which work to protect your cell membranes from damage. Many studies show increased vitamin E intake is linked to lower rates of cancer¹ and heart disease². Plus, vitamin E helps protect your skin and keep it glowing! Psst… if you have a nut allergy, no prob! Get your vitamin E from dark leafy greens like spinach. Hellooooo dewy, gorgeous skin!
Soothe Sore Muscles
Adding just 1 ounce of almonds to your diet is the perfect way to recover from a tough sweat sesh and feel even more amazing. Since almonds are packed with magnesium, which controls your stress hormones, they help soothe sore muscles, ease your mind, and help you catch a deeper sleep 😴 Add 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter to your next Tone It Up Protein smoothie for all the soothing effects! We’re LOVING the Almond Butter Cookie Smoothie from the new Love Your Body Meal Plan! You can try out the recipe HERE
Almonds are nutritionally dense, meaning they’re highly concentrated in the good stuff! They offer lots of fiber and protein, making them the perfect superfood snack! Sprinkle them on your salad or keep them with you at work so you can always reach for a nutritious snack.
Pro Tip: You can sub flour for almond meal in recipes. You’ll love the flavor and the consistency for baking! We use it in our cookie and muffin recipes. Try it in these snickerdoodle cookies! 😋