7 Creative Ways To Add Soaked Almonds To Your Diet

Almonds are quite popular tree nuts for their taste and health benefits.  Almonds are high in protein, good fats, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds absorb more nutrients and are more easily digested when they are soaked overnight. Soaked almonds have been shown to increase energy levels, skin radiance, heart health, and digestion, as mentioned in the study by the National Institute of Health

Soaked almonds can be eaten raw by soaking them in water for the entire night. Alternatively, you can blend them into smoothies, add them to salads or use them as a topping for yoghurt or muesli to add extra nutrition to your diet.

Here is a list of interesting ways to add soaked almonds to your diet:

1. Smoothie: 

Smoothies with soaked almonds have a creamy texture and nutty flavour. To make, puree-soaked almonds with berries, bananas, or mangoes, leafy greens, plant-based milk or yoghurt, and honey or dates as a sweetener. A creamy, nutty, and filling smoothie made with soaked almonds makes a tasty and healthy breakfast or light snack.

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2. Almond Butter: 

Soaked almonds are ground into a smooth paste and used to make almond butter. Usually, a small amount of oil (such as coconut or almond oil) is blended with the soaked almonds until the mixture is creamy. The resulting almond butter is smooth and spreadable, with a deep, nutty flavour. It can be blended into muesli or yoghurt, smeared on toast, added to smoothies and used as a fruit and vegetable dip.

3. Salad: 

Soaked almonds are a great way to add a wonderful crunch and nutty flavour to salads. Soak almonds for the entire night, then remove the skin and cut or slice them for the salad. Their subtle sweetness enhances the texture and flavour of greens, veggies, and fruits in a salad. The almonds give the meal body and nutrition when paired with a zesty dressing. All things considered, soaked almonds improve salads' sensory appeal while also adding extra nutrients and satisfaction.

4. Yoghurt Parfait: 

For breakfast or as a snack, a yoghurt parfait with soaked almonds is a tasty and healthy choice. To assemble, fill a glass or dish with Greek yoghurt, chopped and peeled soaked almonds, and fresh fruit such as bananas or berries, along with granola. The parfait's flavour and nutritional content are improved by the soaked almonds, which also give it a creamy texture and nutty flavour. In one delicious serving, the goodness of yoghurt, fruits, nuts, and granola are combined in this filling and healthy dish.

5. Tomato Almond Dip: 

To make Tomato Almond Dip, process roasted tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until the almonds are absorbed. The roasted tomatoes and garlic give the dip an acidic, savoury flavour and a creamy texture. It's ideal for dipping breadsticks, crackers, and veggies. The soaked almonds give the dip a creamy, nutty richness that makes it a tasty and healthy complement to any spread of appetisers or snacks.

6. Almond Granola: 

Soaked almonds are added to the batter before baking to make almond granola. To make it, combine chopped and soaked almonds with honey, coconut oil, cinnamon, oats, and dried fruits. Bake until crisp and golden. The granola's flavour and nutritional profile are improved by the soaked almonds, which also give it a crisp texture and nutty flavour. Almond granola is a healthy snack that may be eaten on its own or as a topping for smoothie bowls and yoghurt.

7. Almond Milk: 

Soaked almonds are blended with water to make almond milk, which is then strained to eliminate pulp. Almond milk is made with soaked almonds to improve its flavour and smoothness. Almonds are soaked for the entire night, blended with new water, and then strained. With its creamy texture and mild nutty flavour, almond milk is a well-liked dairy substitute in a variety of recipes, such as cereals, smoothies, baked goods, and coffee drinks.