There are so many great ways to incorporate nuts into your diet,
not only are they very nutritious but also super yummy.
The following recipes are examples of ways to use nuts in your kitchens,
in this case, almonds!
Almond Flour Waffles
1 cup almond flour
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
|1.||Preheat waffle iron.|
|2.||Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl,
whisk together the eggs, honey, and vanilla. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
Grease preheated waffle iron with cooking spray.
|3||Spoon batter onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden; serve hot.
*This recipes is from allrecipes, www.allrecipes.com
Recently a friend and I spent the day making different types of bars.
As women with children (and husbands) it is super handy to have healthy snacks on hand.
There is something about being able to grab and go, this recipe has proved be
These bars are similar to Lara Bars with a crunch.
You can vary the dried fruits but keep the dates as they work to hold everything together.
*Recipes compliments of www.enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com
1 cup whole raw almonds
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup prunes
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 tps. salt
1/4 cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a 8×8-inch pan with foil.
1. Place the almonds, apricots, dates, and prunes in a food processor; pulse a few times until coarsely chopped.
2. Add orange juice and salt; pulse until mixture starts to stick together. Add pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds,
pulsing a few times just to incorporate.
3. Scoop mixture into prepared pan. Using wax paper or plastic wrap, evenly press mixture into pan,using palms.
4. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Use ends of foil to lift bars from pan. Cut into bars,
wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.
The last recipe I would like to share is for Almond milk. This is a tasty drink and is much more cost effective than buying almond milk at the store!
2 cups almonds
warm filtered water
2 tps. sea salt
1/8 cup raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
2 quarts filtered water
1. Soak almonds overnight in warm water.
2. Pour off water and process in food processor to a smooth paste.
3. In a 2-quart jug mix almond paste with other ingredients and enough water to fill the jug.
4. Cover tightly, chill for 12-24 hours
5. Strain if desired using a nut bag, cheesecloth or a fine sieve to separate the milk from the pulp.
* Save your nut pulp for future use in recipes or turn into flour. To make flour from nut pulp, dehydrate the nut pulp and once dry,blend into a fine powder. Enjoy!!