Crunchy, nutty almonds are usually associated with a healthy diet. With various nutrients packed into such bite-sized nuts, they have secured their position in the list of superfoods. Proteins, omega-3 fatty acids and fibre are some of the nutrients that make almonds a must-have our diet. No wonder our parents always coaxed us to have a handful of soaked almonds every morning. The omega-3 in almonds helps improve heart and brain health, and the low glycaemic index in almonds makes them ideal for diabetics too.
Besides being extremely healthy, almond is included in a number of delicious dishes too! Soups, smoothies, sweets and many crunchy snacks and curries have almonds in them, lending a rich and nutty flavour to the dish.
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1. Almond And Spinach Smoothie
Nothing is like having a glass full of wholesome smoothie in the morning, right? Smoothies are easy, quick, healthy and too delicious to resist. Here's a yummy blend of whole raw almonds, spinach and milk with spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and crushed black pepper corns. A wholesome quick breakfast you would love to indulge in! Find the recipe here.
2. Almond and Broccoli Soup
Goodness of two nutritious foods combined into one wholesome meal! This almond and broccoli soup is just what you need for rich meal brimming with fibre and protein. The nutty flavours of almonds and nutrition of broccoli make this soup a great addition to your diet. The freshly ground black pepper lends a nice tinge to the soup. Find the recipe here.
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3. Almond Pearls
With the goodness of toasted oats, this recipe has mustard, cumin, and ajwain seeds tossed in with corn flakes and blueberries along with crunchy, toasted almonds. A nutritious bowl with tangy flavours of lemon on top, almond pearls makes for a perfect snack for all your mid-day cravings. Find the recipe here.
4. Almond, Sweet Potato And Pomegranate Chaat
Who doesn't love a tangy combination of fruits, nuts and veggies?! Here is one with tantalising flavours of chaat masala, chillies, mint chutney, tomatoes and onions tossed in with pomegranate, sweet potato and crunchy almonds! Find the recipe here.
5. Pearl Barley, Almonds and Pomegranate Salad
With the added goodness of barley, known for a high-fibre content, this salad is a great pick a quick, wholesome meal. Crunch of nuts, sweet pomegranate pearls and cooked barley mixed with coconut oil and harissa paste make for a perfect breakfast, lunch or a mid-day meal. Find the recipe here.
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