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BLUE DIAMOND CONDIMENTS GRAN DESPOSITO ACETO BALSAMIC TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

Balsamic Smoked Almond Paste

BALSAMIC SMOKED ALMOND PASTE

It’s difficult to believe that this is all nuts. The texture is much like a chunky dried fruit paste, only this has a melt in your mouth component. Guests will ask what fruit it is for sure. Fig, is it fig? No, no, it’s all nuts except of course for the flavorings. This is what vinegar does to nuts? Wow!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

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BLUE DIAMOND JUICING & BEVERAGES TEST PRODUCT RECIPES

STRAWBERRY BANANA PROTEIN DRINK

STRAWBERRY PROTEIN DRINK 1

Every now and then I make myself a protein drink. I’ve had this container of pea protein from NOW SPORTS for about a year, that’s how seldom I make one. And I have a back up in the pantry. This one is almost empty, however, so at least I’m using it, albeit slowly.

Recently I decided to increase the amount of exercise I do, so thought I’d have one of these maybe once or twice a week.

So,  about 8 oz. Almond Milk – Almond Breeze is good – plus a banana, a bunch of fresh strawberries and 1 scoop protein powder. Blend till smooth, then top with a little nutmeg.

I keep my bananas in the refrigerator. They last longer that way, plus they make the drink colder.

I get two glasses out of this amount, one for now and one for later.

When I first started using the protein powder, I felt stronger, but I also felt hungry all the time, so I wasn’t using the drink to replace a meal, I used it between meals, so naturally I experienced some weight gain. I also noticed a little slowing in the brain department, and wondered if high protein diets can do that. Mine wasn’t so high, but maybe it was high for my needs.

Anyway, here I go again, restarting an old practice, this time as I want it, not as I think I need it. That seems to work better for me.