Brazil nuts are high in selenium, which New Zealand soils are low in. Snack on 2-3 brazil nuts a day to get enough selenium through your diet.
Use quinoa in place of oats for a protein packed porridge. Cook with milk, sweeten with honey and top with fresh fruit.
Cashews can be used to make a creamy, dairy-free icing for cakes and muffins. Soak the cashews, add vanilla essence and a sweetener, and blend until smooth.
When baking with prunes, first soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes prior to use, so that they are soft and easy to chop/blend.
Pumpkin seeds are a source of zinc and magnesium. For your daily top up add to your cereal, smoothie and salads.
Soak ½ cup of chia seeds overnight in a jar with 2 cups of milk, maple syrup and vanilla essence for a delicious breakfast pudding.
Macadamias have the highest level of mono-unsaturated fats the GOOD FATS of any nut.
Incorporate sunflower seeds into your diet by simply snacking on them raw, sprinkling them over a salad, smoothie and oats or adding them to a sandwich.
Walnuts are a source of omega-3 fats, which are important to our overall health and wellbeing.
Almonds are a source of vitamin E, fibre, and magnesium. Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant to help protect cells from free radicals within the body.