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Almonds are rich is essential nutrients, antioxidants, essential vitamins and amino acids that enrich overall health. The fact that almonds improve high-density lipoprotein ratio in the body gives it the potential to prevent heart attacks when taken in proper quantities with regular diet.

Taking two almonds every day in the morning could help your better your health in many ways. Here are a few delectable recipes that you could make with almonds at home. Be assured that these will be liked by children, youngsters and elders alike. So, why not reap the benefits of Organic Almonds with some tasty recipes that are fulfilling too.

What’s more, these recipes are not just easy to make, but tasty as well. Here you go!

  1. Almond Crispies

Take two bowls of raw almonds in a fry pan and fry them dry for about 2-3 minutes until they become fragrant. Now, transfer them to a separate bowl. Take two teaspoons of Olive Oil in the pan and add quarter teaspoon each of cumin powder, black cayenne pepper, garlic powder, half a teaspoon of salt and stir well until the spices fry in the oil and the aroma spreads well. Add fried Almonds and stir well while cooking on a low flame for about three minutes. Remove the almonds from the pan into a bowl and add quarter teaspoon of red chili sauce, hot pepper sauce or soy sauce per your taste. Allow the almonds to cool down before putting them into a container since it makes them crisp and prevents sagging.

This is a light snack that kids and elders will love. It makes for a great evening snack.

  1. Almond and Chocolate Smoothie

To make your own almond and chocolate milkshake, take one cup each of chocolate ice cream, whole milk, vanilla yogurt, half a cup of unsalted almond butter and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Blend them well to form a smoothie. You can then take a chocolate bar and use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings to decorate the smoothie on top. Remember to put it in the fridge and serve cold.

This is an all time hit with kids! They love the flavor of chocolate while almond butter and milk add nutrient value. You can serve these milkshakes in the evening just after kids have finished playing or at night as a great dessert.

  1. Broccoli and Almond Sauté

In a fry pan, add quarter cup of slivered almond and toast until golden for about three to four minutes. Now remove the almonds from the pan and leave them in a bowl. Take two tablespoons of butter or Ghee in the pan and add two cloves of garlic finely chopped, sliced stalks of broccoli and cook until garlic turns golden and stalks turn brown. Remember that you should not add the broccoli florets yet. Now, add the florets and add one more tablespoon of ghee and continue cooking. Add quarter cup of water and allow the broccoli to cook until tender. Season with salt and add the toasted almonds before serving.

This is perfect for a tasty yet healthy recipe that has both the goodness of almonds and the goodness of greens.

  1. Fig and almond Dessert

Take a fig and cut it through the length without cutting through the stem. In a separate bowl, mix two tablespoons each of powdered Sugar, softened cream cheese and stir well. Put one teaspoon of this filling into the cut fig and place one unsalted roasted almond in the middle. Press firmly to ensure that the fig and almond stay intact. Similarly, fill in as many figs as you like. You can store them at room temperature itself and the cream will melt in the mouth.

Almonds can be used creatively in making many dishes that are meant for desserts. However, this one is very easy to make and it gets done in no time. If you are preparing for a last minute party or sudden guests, try this!

  1. Almond, dates and carrot kheer

To make this wonderful kheer, take three big carrots and dice them so that you have two cups of diced carrots. Take five dates and remove their seeds and cut them into smaller pieces. Now, take half a cup of almonds and soak them in warm water for about an hour.

Once the almonds have soaked, you will be able to peel off their skin easily. Once the peels have been removed, add them to a grinder along with the diced carrots and dates and blend well into a puree by adding little amount of milk in gaps. You will require a total of about 500 ml of milk to make this recipe. Once you have made a fine puree. Transfer the contents to a frying pan and make it boil. You can add the remaining milk in portions as you cook in order to bring in the consistency you like. Add half a cup of Sugar to the kheer and keep stirring well. Once the kheer has cooked and smells good, remove it from the stove.

In a separate frying pan, take two tablespoons of pure Desi Ghee and add four to five flakes Almonds, five cut cashews and even five pistachios as you prefer. Fry them well and once fried, allow them to cool. Add half of this to the kheer and mix well.

While serving, you can add few spoons of the garnishing on top of the kheer and serve. This dish can be served hot or cold as you please. This will be a nice dessert and will go with the fig and almond dessert you just prepared. With carrot rich in carotenoids, Dates rich in iron, and almonds and milk rich in proteins, this would be the perfect finish for a sumptuous and wholesome dinner.

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