Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins Review!
I love Hummus and what better way to enjoy it than with Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins? I love to eat them right out of the box. I do stick to the serving size though, recommended, because I have been dieting for over 6 months now and I have found that Blue Diamond Almond Nut thins are not only great tasting but they are great for you!. There are so many different ways to enjoy them, with cheese, fruit or a dip such as the recipe for Hummus.
About about the health benefits of Almonds:
Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein.
Almonds also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids in addition to a lot of bioactive molecules (such as fiber, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases.
Facts about the crackers:
130 calories for 16 crackers
No added wheat gluten or wheat
3 grams of protein
No saturated fat
1 can chickpeas
3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
1-2 cloves of garlic
up to 1/4 of a cup water
1/2 tsp salt
2 pinches of ground cumin
a pinch of paprika for garnish
To prepare this version of homemade hummus recipe without tahini, place the garlic in a food processor and mince. Add the chickpeas and lemon juice and pulse until the chickpeas are minced. Pour in the olive oil a little bit at a time, whilst pulsing, like making mayonnaise. Blend until the oil is incorporated and the hummus mixture is smooth or coarsely pureed, depending on your preference. Season with salt and cumin and pour in the water, whilst mixing. Add the water gradually and check the texture of the hummus. If your hummus is creamy and liquid enough for your taste, don’t use all the water. Check the seasonings and adjust as you like.
I received two boxes of Blue Diamond Nut Thins for my review from Blue Diamond Taste Testers.
“This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins.”