Ahhhh… Almonds. This versatile nut can usually be found in our cupboards, in one form or another. Almonds are most commonly eaten raw as but can be found in other foods such as almond butter, almond milk or almond flour; and they even form the base of many toiletries products such as hand lotions.
So what is it about these energy-dense little treats that makes them so healthy? Almonds are comprised of many beneficial nutrients such as mono-saturated fatty acids, fibre, antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals. Eating almonds has been proven to come with many health benefits such as reduced cholesterol levels, reduced hunger (by filling you up with lots of fibre) and also provide you with lots of energy – those Hot Power junkies take note!
To make the most of this ingredient of the month we have found the perfect after yoga snack (that includes Almonds of course!) – Caveman bars, see the recipe below.
1 cup of soaked and rinsed dates
½ cup macadamia nuts
½ cup almonds (preferably raw and unsalted)
2 tbsp coconut oil (liquified)
4 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Place all ingredients together into the food processor, mix together until the ingredients come together and have a doughy consistency.
- Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
- Shape the mixture in 6 bars (roughly 3 inches) or the size of your choice.
- Refrigerate until hardened.
Original recipe from Soulful Spoon <3