Eat Like America’s Greatest Athletes

[BLUE DIAMOND PARALLAX]Directions • Prepare quinoa according to package directions, using chicken or vegetable stock. Transfer cooked quinoa to large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil and set aside. • Toast Blue Diamond Almonds in non-stick pan over medium heat, stirring constantly. When nuts brown, remove from heat and chop. • In a separate mixing bowl, combine apricots, chopped peppers and almonds. Stir to mix well. Fold peppers, apricot and almond mix into quinoa. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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

Ace Smoothie

• 1 cup ice
• 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
• 3 tbsp almond butter
• 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
• 2 cups Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze Almondmilk

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