Quick Snack . . . Honey Roasted Chai Almonds

As you may or may not know, I love drinking chai tea lattes.  I just love the taste, smell and warming qualities of chai spices.  So, today I wanted to make a snack using spices found in chai.  What better way then by making . . .

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Honey Roasted Chai Almonds

so simple to make . . . adapted from Joy the Baker

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1 1/2 cups roasted almonds

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cardamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp coarse sea salt

a few grinds of fresh cracked pepper (depends on how spicy you like your nuts)

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400F/200C

Mix everything in a bowl until thoroughly coated.

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Empty almonds onto a parchment lined baking tray and toast for about 8 minutes.

Remove almonds from oven to cool, they will begin to harden quickly so do not leave on hot baking tray too long.

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Store almonds in a glass container for up to two weeks . . . but come on, they won’t even last that long once you start eating!

In a nutshell, chai spices truly deliver a huge dose of goodness!  And here are some health benefits of chai spices that might surprise you into having a bit more chai!

*Reduces Cancer Risks

cardamon, cinnamon and ginger contain antioxidants and phytochemicals with cancer-preventive properties

 

*Prevents Colds

spices support our immune system; ginger has gut-boosting properties to benefit our defenses and beneficial for warming our system
 

*Relieves PMS

cinnamon and ginger balance hormones and alleviate pain
 

*Boosts Metabolism
 
chai spices stimulate digestive and pancreatic enzymes; improves oxygen uptake and fat breakdown
 
 
*Prevents Diabetes
 
assists in regulating blood-sugar levels; helps to offset sugar cravings
 
*Reduces Bloating
 
enhances the activities of stomach and intestinal digestive components
 

*Boosts Energy
 
natural and healthy stimulants with a more balanced energy release into cells
 

To celebrating chai spices . . . one honey roasted almond at a time!  Hugs, M.

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