The Beginners Guide
to Purition’s Core Ingredients: Almonds
Behind every single one of Purition’s key core ingredients, is a great nutritional source that has been carefully considered.
At Purition we know the importance of keeping an eye on what you eat, especially if you have a nutritional based goal like healthy eating, losing weight, improving digestion, weight gain, reversing a diet related health issue like type 2 diabetes or supplementing a vegetarian or vegan diet, and even fuelling your training.
Knowing what you eat and why is incredibly important.
As ground almonds are included in all Purition recipes, we thought we would help you get clued up on this great ingredient. Almonds are low in sugar, packed with energy from healthy unsaturated whole food fats (the good fats).
We love almonds so much we even have an Almond blend. We’ve gently roasted the almonds before grinding them to accentuate the almond flavour which means we don’t need to use any flavourings, and that’s good because well, flavourings are not food and we are all about simple real food ingredients.
We also have a specific delicious Purition almond blend.
What are the health benefits of almonds?
Below are just some of the health benefits of almonds, which, when added to a healthy balanced meal, can be a fantastic source of nutrition:
- Highest content of fibre than any other nut
- Highly anti-inflammatory
- High in unsaturated ‘good’ fats
- Contains proactive nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E. These are all great for maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails
- Almonds are great for brain health, as they’re high in magnesium, are a great source of folate, thiamine and niacin, which all support normal psychological function
- Gluten free – as with every single Purition product and ingredient, almonds are gluten free so coeliac sufferers who are still looking for a delicious nutritional meal can enjoy Purition as much as everyone else
- Almonds can help lower blood pressure – this is because they contain a high amount of magnesium. Research suggests that a deficiency in magnesium is linked to high blood pressure
A great low carb, healthy snack
A good amount of fibre in your diet is no bad thing, and almonds are high in both protein and fibre. Here at Purition we pride ourselves for being a great source of protein, and almonds are just another ingredient that confirm this!
We carefully consider each ingredient, which is why we selected almonds from California, so we don’t compromise on taste or quality. These are then ground at our HQ, and mixed into every single blend.
Purition and almonds
We buy whole almonds to grind into every Purition product. If you love the taste of almonds, then our almond flavour Purition is packed full of even more flavour, as we gently roast and grind the whole almonds for a nuttier taste. Removing saturated fats out of your diet doesn’t have to be boring, so find ways to incorporate this great source of protein and fibre into your diet!
How many calories are there in an almond?
Almonds are high in calories relative to their weight! Below is the breakdown of an average sized almond nut.
- 56% fat of which just 4% are saturates, 38% monounsaturated, 12% polyunsaturated
- 21% protein
- 7% fibre
- 6% carbs of which 4% natural sugars
You can find out more about the nutritional benefits of almonds here.
- Vegan source of protein!
- 6g of protein
- 1g of saturated fat
- 6.5 gram of carbohydrates per serving
- High in calcium
- High in manganese
- Source of iron, niacin, thiamine
TOP TIP: You can check out Purition’s key ingredients here.
Good quality calories from healthy whole food fats naturally combined with protein and fibre and almost no sugar means almonds are fantastic at keeping hunger at bay.
Removing saturated fats out of your diet doesn’t have to be boring.
Purition is entirely sourced from whole ingredients. Nothing more, nothing less. When blended into a delicious smoothie or shake to be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch, you’ll find you get your nutritional boost or fix while feeling full. What’s more, because we only source the finest whole ingredients, Purition meals are packed full of flavour, rather than being sourced from processed foods. This makes them a fantastic addition to any diet, and with options to suit intermittent fasting, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, or keto diet, you’ll find the right blend for you.
How to enjoy Purition as part of a healthy balanced diet
We don’t believe in fad diets, neither do we believe that you can rely on Purition alone for your nutritional intake throughout the day. Purition is best enjoyed as a breakfast or lunch alternative. When added to a balanced diet full of natural, whole foods, you can expect to see real results.
Calling all almond lovers…
As we have now released our very own blend of almond flavour Purition, we are now offering 1 additional diamond unsweetened almond milk for free if you purchase 3 bags of Purition (including one almond variety). Lovely stuff.
Not only do we blend real whole almonds into every Purition mix we prepare, we also have a few delicious almond based recipes for you to try! Here are some of our favourites.
You can discover our Purition range of delicious meal alternatives here. To get you started though, check out these delicious recipes:
This delicious recipe uses almond Purition as its core to create a carrot and ginger smoothie that can be enjoyed for breakfast, or on the go if you’re in a rush.
No time in the morning? We get you. Use almond Purition as a key ingredient to create this delicious overnight oat blend, along with:
- Half a carrot
- Half an apple
- Rolled oats
- Milk/ nut milk
Recently there has been a seismic growth in individuals turning to dairy free milk alternatives. Almond milk is one of the most popular dairy free alternatives people are turning to. Almond milk can be a great alternative that doesn’t need to be a limiting choice when it comes to healthy food consumption, as you can adapt your diet to be completely dairy free with the help of products like almonds and Purition.
Below are a few stats about almond milk so you can get clued up. Why not try making it yourself, here’s one of our favourite and best almond milk recipes by Georgina Hartley, gluten free baker and blogger ‘From the Larder’.
- Almond milk is low in protein compared to cow’s milk.
- The plus here is that Almond milk is low in sugar. It is in fact just flavoured water!
- Store – bought almond milk is low on calories, and you can find sweetened and unsweetened alternatives depending on your specific needs.
- Some commercial brands of almond milk have additional nutrients including vitamin D and calcium, meaning you can blend almond milk with Purition for a nutrition- packed meal that doesn’t contain preservatives or processed foods, rather pure, whole ground ingredients, with occasional fortified nutrients.
- Lactose free, low in fat, vegetarian and plant based, you can check out almond milk alternatives online.
- Per 100 ml, almond milk contains: 13 calories and 1.1 grams of fat.
With 23 % of UK adults lactose intolerant, dairy free alternatives such as almond milk are only growing in popularity.
The exact nutritional value of almond milk depends on the brand you choose as there are various potions. This includes sweetened and unsweetened. Roasted varieties contain more flavour, along with unsweetened for a tasty blend!
One of our favourite tasting brands of almond milk is Plenish because they use 6 times the amount of almonds than most brands, and only 3 ingredients overall to make their dairy alternative.
Is almond milk good for diabetics?
It’s low in sugar, meaning it’s a great choice for diabetics. Make sure you opt for an unsweetened option, too!
A note on the future
Purition always strive to find the best sourced ingredients, and recent reports are suggesting that almond milk production may be detrimental to the honey bee population, which is why we are currently on the hunt for bee friendly certified almonds.
Where do almonds come from?
Our almonds are specially sourced and grown in California.
Can you eat almonds when pregnant?
There is no research to suggest that almonds should be avoided by pregnant mothers. It has been suggested that tree nuts such as almonds should be avoided as they increase the chance of nut allergy, but no evidence supporting this claim has been found.
Want to know more?
You can find out more about what Purition are all about on our website. What’s more our blog is packed full of recipes and nutritional information, no matter where you are on your health and fitness journey. Purition started on the philosophy of providing only the best, real ingredients that can be enjoyed by everybody, so what are you waiting for? You can try out one of our unique blends today with a Purition starter pack to get you going.