Almonds are a high-fat food, but they are largely a monounsaturated fat which helps to protect the heart by maintaining levels of (good) HDL cholesterol versus (bad) LDL cholesterol.
They are a great source of fibre and protein and contain important nutrients including vitamin E, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins, especially folate and biotin (vitamin B7).
Almond are a good source of nutrients that are important for brain health, including vitamin E, folate and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as l-carnitine which is known for its neuroprotective benefits.
- Almond-Apricot Food Processor Cake
This wonderfully moist cake comes together quickly in the food processor, with some apricots puréed and some folded into the batter, infusing their summery flavour throughout.
- Waffles with Strawberries and Almonds
Oats, whole wheat flour, and flax give these waffles delicious, nutty flavour—the nutritional boost is just a bonus.
- Almond, Kale, and Banana Smoothie
With more nutritional value than spinach, Kale has many health, skin and hair benefits. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, enjoy a glass of almond, banana and kale smoothie after your workout.
- Marcona Almonds
Need a quick snack for a party? These sweet and floral Marcona almonds can be your hero. After toasting the nuts in the oven, toss them with ground lavender and sugar for a cocktail bite that's a little salty, a little sweet, and impossible to stop eating.
- Avocado Peanut Butter Brownies
Avocados add creamy, nutrient-dense richness, taking the place of butter in these baked sweets while almond meal stands in for the flour.