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18 Amazing Healthy Almond Recipes

Today, we’re going to get nutty and talk about almonds. I’m also going to share some of my favorite healthy almond recipes with you. Wait. That’s only partially true. There are some very delicious but quite unhealthy recipes in this collection, too. You’ll want to make them anyway. Trust me.
Just eat them in moderation. You know, where you just have a couple of bites and then hide the rest for later…
…Or eat the entire pan of the decadent, fattening recipes and then run for 5 miles to work off the calories. Whichever is easier for you.

Food Facts – Almonds

~ Did you know that almonds are actually stone fruits (like peaches, plums, and cherries)?

~ Almonds are high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One of the major health benefits of almonds is that they provide nutrients that help to increase the bone mineral density, which helps to strengthen the skeletal system. Almonds are even considered a remedy to cope with osteoporosis.

~ Another health benefit of almonds is that they help to prevent gallstones by keeping your gallbladder healthy. Regular consumption of almonds helps to lower the risk of gallstone buildup by up to 25 percent.

~ The world’s largest almond factory is located in Sacramento, California and processes over 2 million pounds of almonds per day.  California produces over 80% of the world’s supply of almonds and that chocolate manufacturers currently use about 40% of the world’s almonds and about 20% of the world’s peanuts.

So get nuts about nuts! Buy some almonds and get crackin’, because let’s face it… they’re yummi!

Healthy Almond Recipes and Almond Facts - on ItsYummi.com
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Here are 18 delicious and healthy almond recipes to give you some inspiration.

NOTE: A few of these recipes are low carb and/or keto-friendly, but not all of them are, so please read ingredients and nutritional information (where provided) before consuming any of these recipes if you’re on a specialized eating plan.
You can use the collage to save all of these recipes to your favorite Pinterest board, or click on the photos or links to your favorites and save and/or print them out individually.

18 Delicious and Healthy Almond Recipes - Beverages, main dishes, salads and desserts. Some are low carb, keto, and gluten free, too! See the entire collection on ItsYummi.com

If you try any of these recipes, of if you have a favorite almond recipe that’s not listed below, please use the comment form at the bottom of this post to leave me a message. I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

Beverages

 

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie Recipe - An easy, healthy, and delicious morning breakfast or afternoon snack. Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

 
 

Homemade Almond Milk (Nutmeg Nanny)

Homemade Almond Milk (in 3 flavors!) from Nutmeg Nanny - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

Peppermint Cocoa Almond Milkshake

 
 

Celebrate the holidays with this creamy cold peppermint cocoa almond milkshake recipe. Just 5 ingredients! #GoNutsForNuts #ad

 
 

Banana Nut Smoothie

Healthy Banana Nut Smoothie from @itsyummi

 
 

Main Dishes

 

Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl (Full Belly Sisters)

Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl from Full Belly Sisters - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Blueberry, Orange, and Almond Pancakes

Blueberry, Orange and Almond Pancakes, from ItsYummi.com

 
 

 Basil Almond Pesto (Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch)

Basil Almond Pesto from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Raw Almond Salad with Goat Cheese (Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen)

Raw Almond Salad with Goat Cheese from Big Flavors in a Tiny Kitchen - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots & Almonds (Healthy Delicious)

Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Almonds from Healthy Delicious - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Almond Ricotta Pancakes (Nutmeg Nanny)

Almond Ricotta Pancakes from Nutmeg Nanny - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Desserts and Snacks

 

Cherry Vanilla Almond Granola (Cupcakes & Kale Chips)

Cherry Vanilla Almond Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips - Part of a healthy almond recipe collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Healthy Almond Oat Apricot Thumbprint Cookies (Simply Healthy Family)

Healthy Almond Oat Apricot Thumbprint Cookies from Simply Healthy Family - Part of a healthy almond recipe collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Homemade Almond Butter (Culinary Ginger)

 almond-butter

 
 

Almond Flour Muffins (Snappy Gourmet)

Almond Flour Muffins from Snappy Gourmet - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Low Carb Raspberry Almond Cheesecake Bites

These Raspberry Almond Low Carb Cheesecake Bites are so creamy & sweet, you'd never guess that they're low carb!

 
 

Vanilla Cardamom Nutella Glazed Almond Crunch Cookies (Princess Pinky Girl)

Nutella Almond Crunch Cookies from Princess Pinky Girl - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

Cherry Almond Fudge Brownies (Frosting and a Smile)

Cherry Almond Fudge Brownies from Frosting and a Smile - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

No-Bake Sugar Free Cherry Almond Granola Bites (Cookin’ Canuck)

Sugar Free No-Bake Cherry Almond Granola Bites from Cookin' Canuck - Part of a healthy almond recipes collection on ItsYummi.com

 
 

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12 Comments

    1. Almond butter is one of the most amazing spreads I’ve ever tasted. It’s freakishly addictive, too… especially if you “accidentally” add a few chocolate chips on top of it as you’re schmearing it onto your English muffin in the morning.

  1. What a great collection of recipes, but I enjoyed your almond facts the most. I never knew that almonds were considered a stone fruit! I guess it makes sense now that i think about it… As a nurse, I’ll have to pass on the osteoporosis benefits to some of my at risk patients!

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