You have probably heard of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, a delicious non-dairy beverage perfect for versatile sweet and savoury dishes, but we’re betting you might not know just how well Almond Breeze knows almonds. Here are a few interesting facts…
– The Blue Diamond Growers cooperative has been growing almonds on the beautiful orchards in Sacramento, California, for over 100 years.
-Blue Diamond’s 3,000+ growers range from first-to-fourth-generation almond-growing families. Having perfected their craft, each carton of Almond Breeze is delivered with carefully selected almonds you can trust and family pride in every drop.
-California produces over 80% of the world’s almond supply.
-Almonds are 100% dependent on honey bee pollination. When the California almond orchards bloom, more than a million colonies of honey bees are placed in the orchards to pollinate the crop.
Here’s one of our favourite recipes from Almond Breeze, Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess:
Frozen Almond Spiced Chai
1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze milk
2 chai tea bags Frozen yogurt
Pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish (optional)
Directions: The day before, freeze some Almond Breeze into ice cubes. An hour (or more) before making your shake, heat 1 cup Almond Breeze and let it cool in the fridge with 2 chai tea bags to infuse.
In a blender, combine the infused Almond Breeze; 4 scoops frozen yogurt; 6 Almond Breeze ice cubes; 1 pinch each ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger; 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract; and 1 tablespoon honey. Blend to perfection! Top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!