• Know about the 8 best ways to enjoy soaked almonds

    Know about the 8 best ways to enjoy soaked almonds
    Soaked almonds are more flavorful and healthier than raw almonds. Here are some tasty methods for including them in your diet.

    Digital Desk: Soaked almonds are healthier than raw almonds because they are easier to digest and nutrients are better absorbed once phytic acids and tannins are eliminated. This means you get more of the antioxidants, fibre, protein, and other nutrients found in almonds. When we soak almonds, we release enzymes such as lipase, which boosts metabolism and aids in weight loss. Soaked almonds are also easier for the elderly to eat because they are gentler to chew and digest.

    Eating nuts such as almonds and walnuts can help improve your cardiac health and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Almonds can also help you control your blood sugar and blood pressure. Almonds are high in fibre, proteins, Vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, and copper, among other nutrients. 

    If you eat or wish to eat soaked almonds, here are several excellent ways to incorporate them into your diet.

    GOQii Lifestyle Expert and Nutritionist Arooshi Garg provides 8 ways to enjoy soaked almonds.

    1. Add to porridge: Soaked almonds can be sliced and sprinkled on top of oat porridge or mixed in with milk muesli/cornflakes for extra crunch and nutrition. 

    2. Add to halwa: Almonds can be soaked and peeled. To achieve a delicious nutty flavour and extra dose of vitamins, make a puree of soaked almonds with a little cold milk and add suji, atta, or rice halwa.

    3. Prepare almond milk: To make traditional 'Badam' milk, combine a handful of soaked almonds with cold milk and jaggery. To enhance the flavour, cardamom and black pepper can be used. It can be served warm or chilled, with chopped nuts on top. 

    4. Use in gravies: Instead of heavy creams or cornflour, add soaked almond puree to any vegetable sauce to increase the flavour and nutritious value for a velvety and delectable meal. 

    5. Dehydrate for almond powder: Soaked almonds can be peeled and dried at home to make almond powder. This powder can be added to milk, cake mixes, and cookie dough to improve the flavour and nutrition of everyday recipes.

    6. Fruit smoothies: To obtain a velvety texture without the use of creams, soak almonds in any fruit smoothie such as banana date smoothies, mango shakes, or rose almond shakes. 

    7. Add in Thandai: Thandai is a traditional Indian milk-based chiller that combines soaked almonds, cashews, and pistachios with poppy seeds, dried rose petals, and milk. This beverage is highly healthful and refreshing. This is popular during the warmer months. 

    8. Add while making Pasta Sauce: To make a healthy pesto pasta sauce, replace the pine nuts with soaked almonds.

    Take a seat and enjoy on some nuts while you read about the benefits of this nut.