For as much as new Dutchess Meghan Markle loves Prince Harry, there’s still room in her American heart for almonds. She’s a big fan of the tasty little teardrop-shaped nut and has been since she was on the Suits’ red carpet. She credits almonds with giving her a healthy energy boost, something she’ll no doubt need in the days and years ahead to sustain all of her commitments.
Almonds pack a mighty punch of good nutritional juju in a tiny little package. Eyeballing a 23-piece serving of almonds is a perfect daily snack to boost your mid-day slump, pre-game your workout, or take the edge off the munchies.
Full of the healthy fats, fiber, and protein our busy bodies need, almonds also offer a generous dose of vitamin E. They’re one of the best food sources for vitamin E, followed (not closely) by avocado, rainbow trout, red sweet peppers, and mango. The vitamin E nourishes skin, prevents the cells from oxidizing, and protects it from the sun’s UV rays.
Sure, a royal wedding would make anyone’s skin glow, but dietitians credit some of the Duchess’s fresh-faced complexion to the little nut.
Whether for good skin, a healthy snack, or to live vicariously through the newest royal, here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy almonds!
Justin’s Almond Butter Cups
Leave the peanut butter cups to the peasants because this new treat is good enough to be knighted! And soon, Justin’s will scandalize the nut butter world with jars of Cinnamon Almond Butter.
Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Cocoa Almonds
The Tower of London might be the only place these yummy little bites would be safe from our grasp! Just a hint of natural sweetness in a layer of dark chocolate wraps these almonds for both satisfying taste and texture.
Califia Farms Almond Milk
Pinkies out if you’re going to sip an almond milk this fine! Their chocolate, vanilla, coconut, and classic almond milks are decadently creamy on their own, or the perfect addition to tea time and summer smoothies.
Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt
Now just hold your royal horses! Super silky, dairy-free yogurt in flavors like key lime, pineapple, blueberry, strawberry and caramel sounds like something you could only eat with a silver spoon. So it’s cool that it’s available to commoners like us at Target, Whole Foods, Publix, and Sprouts.