I love how the rosemary and garlic become crunchy, which makes these almonds extremely flavorful and addictive.
I make these almonds often, with a nice pot of fresh rosemary tea.
They are a great snack to have on hand and they are also great for potlucks, picnics or even a gift.
Recipe: 3 Cups
- 3 Cup Raw Almonds
- 3 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 to 6 Cloves of Garlic – minced by hand
- 3 Tablespoons to a 1/4 Cup Fresh Rosemary
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pimenton (hot paprika)
- 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the almonds with the olive oil and sea salt.
Pick the leaves of the fresh rosemary sprig, mince garlic by hand (a garlic press, will make it crumps of garlic) and add to the almonds and stir well.
Spread out on a cookie sheet and bake for 16 – 18 minutes, stir halfway.
*They won’t be crunchy until cooled completely.
Almonds reduce cholesterol, heart diseases and help to regulates blood pressure. They also help keep the bones strong preventing osteoporosis. They have a high content of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant and helps strengthen the immune system. They are very high in protein. Almonds have important fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acids that help reduce inflammation in the body. Almonds protect against diabetes by helping to reduce the rise in glucose and insulin levels after meals. They are high in fiber helping to prevent constipation and colon cancer. They help maintain brain help reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. They also improve the skin’s complexion and health.
Rosemary is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that stimulate the immune system and is good for your brain. It contains carnosic acid that can significantly promote eye health and fight off free radical damage in the brain and helps protect the brain from stroke and neurodegeneration conditions like Alzheimer’s. It also helps with normal aging on the brain by enhancing memory and concentration. Rosemary has anti-inflammatory compounds that help to reduce asthma attacks and is rich in dietary fiber, which improves the digestion. It is super high in vitamin A and for optimal vision you need just a few leaves a day to almost meet the requirement. It blocks estrogen which helps prevent breast cancer and it helps with liver function.
*It may interfere with some medications like Lithium, diuretics, diabetes medication,
Garlic contains a valuable sulfur compound Allicin, which benefits our red blood cells. It helps maintain healthy tissues and organs by bringing oxygen to the blood. It helps reduce the hardening of the arteries keeps them flexable, lowers the risk of heart disease, reduces high blood pressure, helps prevent bone loss and fractures helping your bones stay strong. Garlic helps improve Iron absorption and is a good source of selenium. It is also a powerful natural antibiotic and antioxidants, which is immune boosting and helps suppress tumors and detoxify the body.