Do you know all the health benefits almonds provide?
It may not come as a surprise, but at PB2 we are crazy about nuts! Packed with nutrients and delicious too, almonds are one of the world’s most popular tree nuts. They provide many health benefits which is why they are the top ingredient in our PB2 Performance Almond Protein and Powdered Almond Butter.
Recently, we reformulated our Powdered Almond Butter to amplify the tasty almond flavor. Now we use roasted almonds which are then pressed to remove most of the oil. We mix in a little sugar, a dash of salt, and the result is powdered almond butter with only 1.5 g of fat per serving – almost 70% fewer calories than traditional almond butter – and 5 g of plant-based protein!
For more information on the impressive power of almonds, check out some of these fun almond facts and our favorite PB2 almond recipes!
Almonds Contain Tons of Nutrients
Next time you’re looking for a quick, healthy snack, grab a handful of almonds. Not only will they satisfy your hunger, but they also will fill you up with nutrients. One serving of almonds (about a handful) has 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, 37% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E, 32% of your recommended daily magnesium intake, and only 160 calories! Now that’s multitasking.
Almonds Have Antioxidants Galore
Almonds are a great source of antioxidants, which can assist with neutralizing free radicals in your body. These harmful molecules may contribute to developing heart disease, cancer, and other health conditions. All the more reason to add almonds into your daily diet. Plus, great news! Ingesting antioxidants can also help ease the aging process and strengthen your body’s natural ability to fight infection and disease.
Almonds Help Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check
Nuts may be bite-sized, but they pack a healthy punch! Almonds are low in carbs yet high in healthy fats, protein, copper, calcium, and fiber. This makes them a perfect snack for people concerned with their blood sugar levels. Almonds also contain magnesium which can be beneficial for diabetics who are at a greater risk for developing magnesium deficiencies. Nuts are easy to prepare, travel well, and don’t take up much space in a purse or backpack! Those with metabolic syndrome or related health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, should be sure to pick up almonds on their next grocery trip.
You’ll Stay Full Longer When You Eat Almonds
Because almonds are high in plant-based protein, they will help keep you feeling full for a long time. This is important for anyone who is trying to lose weight, working on their fitness goals, or has a specific dietary preference like vegan or gluten-free. Enjoy some fruit and oatmeal, mixed with PB2 Powdered Almond Butter, or add some to your morning smoothie. There are so many great ways to enjoy almonds that will leave you feeling fueled up and satisfied all day long.
You’ll Feel Good Inside and Out Thanks to Almonds
Did you know that almonds can also help promote healthy skin and hair too? If you are looking for a natural way to maintain healthy skin, eating almonds gives your body a much-needed boost of vitamins A and E. Almonds also contain zinc which is an antioxidant necessary for wound healing and skin repair. Meanwhile, the fatty acids found in almonds strengthen hair, help it grow long, and can give it added texture as well. When combined with vitamin E they are a triple threat, promoting healthy blood flow to the scalp and opening hair follicles, leaving you with shining locks!
Enjoying the benefits of nutrient-packed almonds is easier than ever with PB2 Powdered Almond Butter and PB2 Performance Almond Protein. But don’t just take our word for it! Try one of these recipes to see how delicious and nutritious almonds can be.
Whether you are looking for a post-workout snack or craving the sweet flavors of cookie dough, this recipe is perfect for you! It takes approximately 5 minutes to make with only 5 ingredients! Plus, it uses PB2 Almond Performance Protein Powder, which means that with every bite you take, you’re fueling up to crush the day.
With a simple base of delicious ingredients, this is a smoothie bowl that’s tasty while remaining guilt-free. PB2 Almond Protein adds a whopping 20 grams of complete plant-based protein, with prebiotic fiber, zero added sugar, and a clean ingredient list. This recipe is quick and easy, but if you have more time, we challenge you to get creative with the toppings!
You read that right! Almond butter is divine when added to the ultimate chocolate cheesecake. This is one of those recipes your family will ask you to make again and again. With PB2 Powdered Almond Butter in both the crust and the cheesecake filling, you’ll be blown away by the rich nutty flavor and sweet chocolaty goodness. Put this one on your “must bake” list today!
These lemon cake pops are a refreshing and perfect treat that requires no baking time. They’re a great healthier take on a dessert trend that is just as delicious. Whip up a batch for your next party or enjoy on your own – it’s hard to only eat one! Pro tip: if you want to make these totally vegan, just swap the drizzle for vegan white chocolate or add a different vegan-friendly decoration.
There’s nothing quite like a good oatmeal cookie. They always give us comforting, nostalgic memories and are super fun to make! Our favorite PB2 Almond oatmeal cookie recipe could not be easier. With just a handful of ingredients and only 10-12 minutes of bake time, you have to try these!
Now that you’ve learned some new recipes and fun facts about the health advantages of almonds, what are you waiting for? Head down to your grocery store and pick up some almond products as soon as possible. You can also get almond goodness delivered right to your front door! Shop our full list of almond PB2 products available for purchase here.