Quinoa Salad with Toasted Almonds

• 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
• 2 ½ cups chicken or vegetable stock
• 2 tbps. Olive oil
• ½ cup apricots (dried); diced
• 1 each red, yellow and green pepper; diced
• ½ cup Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
• Salt/pepper to taste

Snack Tip

"Begin refueling with a mixture of dried cherries and almonds. This ‘sport fuel’ is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein and other nutrients important for a swimmer’s recovery"
— Andrea Rudser-Rusin, USA Swimming Dietitian

Pancake Smoothie

• 1 cup ice
• 1 cup Chocolate Almond Breeze Almondmilk
• 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
• 1 banana
• 2 cups frozen strawberries

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Antioxidant-Packed Almond Trail Mix

• 3 cups Whole Natural Blue Diamond Almonds
• ¾ cups (unsweetened) dried cherries
• ¾ cups (unsweetened) coconut flakes
• ½ cups mini dark chocolate (70% coca) chips

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and store in air-tight container. Enjoy a quarter cup at a time.

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Snack Tip

“Top your morning oatmeal with a sprinkle of slivered almonds. This simple addition can add protein, calcium, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats; all of which help get the swimmer’s day started right.”
— Andrea Rudser-Rusin, USA Swimming Dietitian

Banana Bread Smoothie

2 bananas; peeled; sliced and frozen
• 1 cup Almond Breeze Original (or for extra creaminess use Blended with Real
• Bananas Almond Breeze Almondmilk)
• 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
• 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• Pinch of ground nutmeg
• Pinch of salt
• 1 teaspoon maple syrup; if you'd like a sweeter smoothie

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