Whether you are a lover of savoury foods or have a bit of a sweet tooth, almonds are extremely versatile and can be added to both dishes to give it that extra boost of flavour and texture. Here we have 5 amazing quick recipes featuring almonds that you will be eager to make!

1. Matcha Almond Milk Latte

Breakfast is without a doubt the most important meal of the day as it fuels your body with the necessary nutrients and energy it needs to tackle the day’s activities. So if you like to start your day with a warm beverage then try this yummy matcha almond milk latte!

Important to note: When it comes to using matcha, it is important that your ratios are perfect (matcha to water to milk) otherwise it can either be too weak and watery or too strong.

Ratio Guide: 1 tsp matcha: ¾ hot water : ½ cup almond milk

Furthermore, it is important to whisk properly to ensure your matcha latte is smooth and not clumpy.

Prep Time 5 mins



  • 1 tsp Matcha powder *
  • ¾ cups Boiling water
  • ½ cup Almond milk (You can use store bought or make your own by following the recipe- here!)
  • Maple Syrup * (to taste)



  • Add 1 tsp match into a flat bottomed bowl
  • Using a whisk gently whisk in an O-shape to spread the matcha out in the bowl (this will help reduce clumping). Then add hot water
  • Whisk in a W-shape (roughly 30 seconds) until matcha and water are perfectly combined and have a smooth consistency with a foamy top
  • Transfer the matcha into a cup. Either froth your almond milk or warm it up and pour it into the matcha latte to finish
  • Add maple syrup to taste for sweetness

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2. Veggie & Almond Pizza 

Pizza is food for the heart and is a dish that is impossible to dislike. This homemade pizza recipe is different to any recipe you have tried before because the dough is made from almonds! It has fewer calories than traditional pizza and you can control what you add as your toppings. Have a go and try this yummy and easy to make recipe, you won’t regret it!


Important note: **Vegan option: For a 2 egg replacer combine 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal with 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Stir well and set aside for 10 mins until it has the same consistency of a beaten egg.

Use in the recipe as a replacement for the egg. Note that the result will be different to using an egg. It will be less crispy and slightly more fragile to roll.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins



For Almond Pizza Dough

  • 2 ½ Blanched Almond Meal *
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda *
  • ½ tsp Salt *
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder *
  • ½ tsp Dry Active Yeast *
  • 2 Large Beaten Eggs or 1 Flax Egg
  • ¼ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For Toppings

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Mozzarella Cheese or Non-Dairy Cheese alternative
  • Red Capsicum
  • Sliced Almonds *
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Red Onions



  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Using a large mixing bowl, combine blanched almond meal, baking soda, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and dry active yeast
  • Make a well in the centre and add beaten eggs (use vegan alternative) and olive oil
  • Combine with spatula at first, then use your hands to form a ball of pizza dough
  • Place the dough ball between two baking paper pieces and roughly press the ball with your hands to flatten it into a thick disc
  • Start rolling with a rolling pin until it forms a 30 cm diameter pizza crust (for a ultra-thin crust) or 25 cm (for a slightly thicker crust)
  • Peel off the top piece of the baking paper, smoothen the sides of the pizza crust, the slide the bottom baking paper
  • Pre-bake the crust for 10 mins or until golden and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and spread pizza sauce and toppings. Place pizza back into the oven and bake until cheese is melted
  • Remove from the oven, serve and enjoy!

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3. Salted Date and Almond Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a fantastic way to satisfy sugar cravings and are perfect to be paired with a hot beverage. This delicious salt date and almond butter bliss ball recipe is extremely easy to make and allows you to enjoy a yummy snack without guilt.


Prep Time 15 mins

Servings 25 serves



  • 1 cup Roasted unsalted almonds *
  • 12 Medjool dates *
  • tbsp Cocoa powder *
  • ½ tsp Salt *
  • 70 g Almond butter *
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon *
  • tbsp Maple syrup *



  • Process almonds in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Add Dates, Cocoa powder,Almond Butter, cinnamon and Maple Syrup and process until mixture forms a thick paste
  • Roll 2 teaspoons of mixture into a ball. Repeat to make 25 balls and place on a plate. Cover and chill in the fridge until firm.
  • Dust with some Cocoa powder to serve

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4. Chocolate Almond Protein Bar

If you’re looking for something to satisfy your afternoon cravings or simply looking for a post-workout snack try this chocolate almond protein bar. It’s packed with natural proteins from whole foods and infused with vitamins to nourish your body so that you feel energised and revitalised

Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins

Servings 9 Servings



  • 11 Medjool dates *
  • 30 g Almond meal *
  • 90 g Dry rolled oats *
  • 1 tsp Skim milk powder or Non dairy powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla bean extract (alcohol free)
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 10 g Organic dark chocolate melts



  • Place dates in a medium microwave safe bowl and add 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Stand for 1-2 mins. Microwave dates on high for 1 minute
  • Process almond meal, oats, dates, ⅔ cups of skim milk powder or non dairy powder, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water in a food processor until well combined. Transfer to a bowl and stir the pumpkin seeds through.
  • Line a 10 cm x 20 cm loaf tin with baking paper. Transfer mixture to prepared tray and press down with wet hands to create an even surface
  • Put the dark chocolate melts into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until melted. Stir through remaining 1 teaspoon of water until combined.
  • Drizzle the dark chocolate mixture over top of the mixture. Cover and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours or until firm. Slice into 9 equal bars.

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5. Roasted Almond and Pumpkin Salad

Vegetables are an important part of ensuring a healthy well-balanced diet. However, most often than not they can be viewed as the least exciting part of the meal. So why not change that? This roasted almond and pumpkin salad embrace the beautiful sweetness of the pumpkin and the crunchiness of the roasted almonds so that you are wanting to go back for more!



Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins



  • Olive Oil * (For dressing)
  • 2-3 tbsp Roasted almonds * (Chopped)
  • 1 Pumpkin (Cut into wedges)
  • 1 tbsp Tahini or Almond butter *
  • 60 g Feta Cheese or Non-dairy feta cheese
  • ½ tsp Dried Organic Chilli Flakes *
  • 1 cup Baby spinach
  • Salt *
  • 1 cup Baby Rocket
  • 3-4 tbsp White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chilli flakes * (Optional)



  • Preheat the oven 200°C (180° fan forced) and place baking paper on a baking tray.
  • Preheat a griddle pan or barbecue grill over medium-high heat. Brush a small amount of oil on the pumpkin. Grill for 4 minutes each side or until lightly browned.
  • Transfer the pumpkin onto the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft and tender
  • Meanwhile, combine the oil, white balsamic vinegar, and salt in a bowl with the baby spinach and baby rocket, then transfer onto a serving dish.
  • Once cooled place the the pumpkin on the spinach and rocket salad and drizzle a touch of tahini or almond butter, and sprinkle some feta cheese or non diary feta cheese and chilli flakes (optional) on top.

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About the Author 

Gabriella is a University student studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and International Business. She is passionate about health and fitness and follows a ‘semi-vegetarian’ diet – a less restricted diet fuelled with all the essential nutrients from whole foods and the occasional inclusion of selected meats. She is keen to learn how to implement sustainable measures in her life and lead a more eco-friendly life