I love raw nuts & seeds and am sprinkling them on almost every dish. You can add nuts and seeds to your smoothies and soups for a creamier taste, or enjoy them as a snack for great health benefits. They contain essential fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here are a few tips to maximize these benefits:
Mix It Up
Add variety for the greatest nutritional impact. Almonds are super nutritious, alkaline and rich in Vitamin E. Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses and a great source of iron. Walnuts support brain health.
Make sure to soak your nuts and seeds in filtered water and rinse them thoroughly before eating. Soaking makes them easier to digest and increases their nutritional value.
Follow these soaking times:
- Almonds: 8-12 hours
- Walnuts: 4 hours
- Cashews: 2-4 hours
- Pumpkin Seeds: 8 hours
- Sunflower Seeds: 8 hours
Have Fun with Recipes
Nuts and seeds don’t just offer great nutrition, they’re also pretty tasty. The key to a healthy diet is creating enough variety so you’re never bored. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.
Fresh Figs with Macadamia Vanilla Delight