Almonds are packed full of potassium, calcium, vitamin E and several other healthy components, and that's what makes it the superfood it is!
Studies suggest that eating almonds daily can help reduce cholesterol and even aid in weight loss.
With these almond recipes ideal for healthy eating, you can be sure your body will thank for the added nutrients.
Homemade Almond Butter
Almond butter is a better source of dietary fiber and vitamins and minerals than peanut butter, making it a slightly better choice than your regular nut butter.
Because of it's less intrusive taste and texture, almond butter can be substituted for dairy butter in some recipes.
For those who are trying to go dairy free, I've included a simple recipe for homemade almond butter.
- 2 cups of unsalted almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
First, you're going to lay wax paper on a baking pan and then evenly lay the almonds on the wax paper. Pre-heat the oven to the usual 350 degrees. Then place the almonds in the oven for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes.
Once that is done, you'll put the almonds in the blender or food processor and blend them until they've reached your desired consistency.
It might take a few minutes, but the oils from the almonds will eventually make their appearance and give it the creamy texture it's supposed to have.
Add the salt gradually to prevent over-salting.
Almond Crusted Chicken
- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground pepper
- 1 egg
- Chicken breast
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Proceed to grind almonds into crumbs. You don't want them to be too small, but not too large either and then mix all of your dry ingredients.
Once the oven has pre-heated, dip or wash the chicken in the whipped egg, making sure each chicken breast is fully coated.
Then lay the chicken in the crushed almond mixture, making sure it's fully covered before placing it in a baking dish.
Once all of the chicken is coated and placed in the dish, put it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken breast is 165 F.
A low-carb vegetable side dish would make this the perfect protein-packed meal.
Almond Chia Pudding
- Almond extract
- Two to three cups of almond milk
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1/4 Almonds to slice
- One to two tablespoons of honey
Mix the chia seeds, the almond milk, the almond extract, and the honey in a bowl until the mixture begins to thicken. Then cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
Once the mixture has chilled, stir the ingredients again to make sure everything is evenly distributed in the bowl, adding the almonds you sliced.
Then you can serve the chia pudding, placing some sliced almonds on top garnish. This pudding will keep refrigerated for several days.