Raw almonds are a good source of protein, fibre, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.They help to promote heart health as they contain a natural source of vitamin E which is a nutrient that helps reduce oxidation.
They are a great snack to help reduce cravings due to there content of protein and fibre. As almonds are a good source of magnesium and calcium they are also beneficial for bone health.
A ¼ cup of almonds is equal to about 206 calories.
Health Benefits of Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, with 25g providing 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They contain more calcium than any other nut which makes them great for vegetarians who do not eat any dairy products.
2 ½ cups ground almonds
¼ cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
¼ cup agave nectar (options-maple syrup or applesauce)
1/8 tsp unrefined sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup grated wet carrots
1 shredded apple
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp sea vegetable granules (dulse flakes) optional
Combine all ingredients to make batter.
Use muffin paper cups to line muffin tin.
Fill half full with batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-35 minutes until muffins spring back when pressed.
Notes: From Shannon Bliss, although originated from Eva Cabaca
Special Diet: Gluten Free, Low Sodium, High Protein, High Fibre, Low Calorie, Diabetic - Low Carb
Submitted By: Shannon Bliss
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I like this recipe as it uses many interesteing ingredients such as pomegranate juice, roasted peppers, Chinese five-spice powder and coconut milk aswell as wells as lots of nuts and seeds. In my garden my acorn squash are just about ready to harvest. I often store them and use later in the winter. At the store, squash is easily prone to decay, so it is important to carefully inspect it before purchase. Choose ones that are firm, heavy for their size and have dull, not glossy, rinds. The rind should be hard as soft rinds may indicate that the squash is watery and lacking in flavor. Avoid those with any signs of decay, which manifest as areas that are water-soaked or moldy.
While we've become accustomed to thinking about leafy vegetables as an outstanding source of antioxidants, we've been slower to recognize the outstanding antioxidant benefits provided by other vegetables like winter squash. But we need to catch up with the times! Recent research has made it clear just how important winter squash is worldwide to antioxidant intake, especially so in the case of carotenoid antioxidants. From South America to Africa to India and Asia and even in some parts of the United States, no single food provides a greater percentage of certain carotenoids than winter squash.
The unique carotenoid content of the winter squashes is not their only claim to fame in the antioxidant department, however. There is a very good amount of vitamin C in winter squash (about one-third of the Daily Value in every cup) and a very good amount of the antioxidant mineral manganese as well. Recent research has shown that the cell wall polysaccharides found in winter squash also possess antioxidant properties, as do some of their phenolic phytonutrients.
It's the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in winter squash that have shown this food to have clear potential in the area of cancer prevention and cancer treatment.