Don´t forget your everyday walnuts
In this article, the walnut will be the star of the show, and you will learn some tips and tricks on what you can do with this amazing nut.
Walnuts are a great source of healthy polyunsaturated fat. It is rich in Omega 3 which is essential for our body and we can only get it through food, so make sure you grab some walnuts a day.
Walnuts also contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals such as zinc which is good for the immune system and digestion. Magnesium, which helps muscles and nerves to function properly. Phosphorus is another vitamin that you can find in walnuts that strengthens your teeth and bones.
Now that we have made clear that the walnut should be a part of your everyday snacking, there are a few recipes you can try to sneak it in to get more of it.
For these recipes, you will only need a blender and you are ready to go!
Pesto adds a lot of flavor and you can not only have it in your pasta but also serve as a dressing to a lot of dishes.
- 1 dl walnuts
- 1 dl fresh basil
- 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion
- Salt and pepper.
You can also add some nutritional yeast to get a taste very similar to parmesan if you prefer.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and add more/less olive oil to get the consistency you like.
Fudgy chocolate date and walnut balls
These are an amazing snack that you can keep in the fridge or the freezer to snack on whenever you prefer something sweet.
- About 12-15 dates
- 2 ½ strong brewed coffee or espresso
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1,5 to 2 dl oats
- ½ dl coconut flakes
Simply mix all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get the consistency you are looking for. The dough is going to be rolled into about 12 small balls so make sure that it’s not too sticky but you don’t want them to dry either as they cool in the fridge later. When you made it into balls you can roll them in whatever you prefer, such as coconut flakes, crushed peanuts och even more walnuts. Feel free to try different flavors to the balls. Enjoy!