Smoky Salty Almonds


If we are what we eat, I could well be an almond. I can easily snack on almonds all the time and do tend to use them frequently in baking. Though as far as nut addictions go, this is the one to have, in my opinion.

Almonds are high in fibre compared to other nuts, this is great for our digestive health. They are also rich in vitamin E, which is important from skin health to hormone production. However this recipe does reduce the Vit E content, due to exposing the nuts to heat. They have a decent amount of calcium, so a great snack for everyone. Almonds also contain a trace element called manganese which acts as an enzyme activator, specifically for bone, cartilage and connective tissue.

This is only the beginning of the benefits of these power house nuts, but I won't go on, I think you should just make these :)

This recipe provides a great salty snack, with a hint of smokey paprika, use as an alternative to reaching for those heavily salted peanuts for a packet on crisps.


RECIPE:

2 x cups of almonds

1 tbsp of smoked paprika

1 tsp of sea salt

2 tbsp of tamari


Pre-heat oven to 140C, I keep this temperature low as not to burn them.

Throw into bowl and mix well to ensure even coverage. Then place on baking tray and pop in oven, set timer for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes move them around and place back for another 10, take out when you can't feel any moisture on them anymore. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight jar.

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