I don’t deny it… We are in love with almond. Roasted almonds, almond butter, almond milk… yum. We found a great producer at the organic farmers market who sells creamy, thick, light beige coloured almond milk that smells like marzipan when you open the bottle.
I know I could make my own almond milk (only need almond and water) but to be honest I’m a bit lazy that’s why I buy it. You can sweeten or make it spicy with vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom. There are great recipes on the internet, I would choose this or this.
Almond butter is a food paste made from almonds; it may be crunchy or smooth. It is high in monounsaturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese. It’s considered a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, and copper, and an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Almond butter also provides dietary protein. Recipe here and here. It’s excellent to spread it on toasts, use it for baking (cookies, cakes) or eat it as a snack, dipping apple or pear slices in it.
I’m sharing a very easy recipe today. It’s not even a recipe just and idea how to have a nutritious, healthy breakfast. We sprinkled maple syrup on the almond butter toast and put strawberry slices on top (choose whatever fruit you would like). We used roasted grain beverage as a substitute for coffee, sweetened with coconut flower sugar and added almond milk to it. The result was a creamy, silky, light coffee.
Almond Butter Toast with Almond Milk Coffee
Ingredients (serves 2)
For the toast
– a few slices of whole wheat bread
– almond butter
– maple syrup / honey / rice syrup / agave syrup
– fresh strawberry, sliced
For the coffee
– 400 ml almond milk
– 4 teaspoon organic cereal – barley, rye, chicory – beverage (you can use Nescafé too)
– 2 teaspoon cane sugar
Toast the bread slices then spread them with almond butter. Sprinkle with maple syrup and place a few slices of strawberries on top.
In a pan heat almond milk. Put 2 teaspoons of coffee and 1 teaspoon of cane sugar in each cups, add the hot almond milk and stir it until smooth.