Almonds are powerfully nutritious. They are the tree nut that is highest in six essential nutrients, they have probiotic potential and are packed with protein and fiber, not to mention high in monounsaturated fat (the good heart-healthy fat). A great addition to a diabetic and weight management diet as they can help curb cravings and have a low glycemic index. And the American Heart Association has certified
almonds with the sought-after “heart-check mark”!
One serving of this spread contains approximately the recommended amount of 1 oz. of almonds per day and all it´s nutrition plus get even more of a health-boost from the nutritional yeast which is a concentrated source of many vitamins and minerals, specially B-complex vitamins and zinc. It feels good to eat healthy and tasty!
You can make this recipe with blanched, roasted, or raw almonds. If you decide to blanche your almonds, make sure they are dry before using them in your NutraMilk.
Yields approximately 1¾ cup (270 g)
- 1½ cups almonds (225g)
- ½ cup water (118 mL)
- ½ cup cilantro (10 g)
- ¼ cup parsley (8 g)
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2½ Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pink Himalayan salt to taste
- Place almonds in the NutraMilk container.
- Press Butter cycle, set and run for 4 minutes.
- Open the container lid and add the remaining ingredients except for a ¼ cup of water. Replace the lid.
- Press Butter cycle, set for 1 minute, and run for 15 seconds.
- Open the container lid, and add the rest of the water. Replace the lid.
- Press Butter cycle, set for 1 minute, and run for 20 seconds.
You can eat this on crackers, or use it as a spread on sandwiches, in wraps, and with crudité.
From 200 DELICIOUS & HEALTHY RECIPES for your NutraMilk from Nuts, Seeds, Grains & More by Rita Rivera