Almonds have a bad reputation in some circles as being an unhealthy food. True, you can certainly binge on Almonds (as you can with most foods) but when eaten in moderation almonds offer a great deal of nutrition. This Almond Yogurt smoothie is a good example.
As far as nutritional value, almonds are a great source of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. Almonds also offer fiber, calcium, riboflavin and niacin. Interestingly, almonds are the only food that offers both vitamin E and protein at the same time.
This is a good recipe anytime and will also offer a great deal of energy after a challenging workout.
In your favorite blender mix:
- Handful shelled almonds
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
- 1 Tbsp. raisins
- 1 tsp. each cinnamon and honey
- 1/2 cup reduced fat milk
- Ice to taste