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FROM OUR RECIPE BOX – Cinnamon Swirl Wheat Loaf

Add nutritious whole grains to your diet with this fluffy loaf, fragrant with cinnamon. We’ve taken bread flour and enriched it with some whole wheat (stone ground preferred) and omega-3 rich flax seeds. A plump layer of Cinnamon Schmear™ Filling makes an attractive swirl after the loaf is sliced.  Serve toasted to release its aroma.

Cinnamon Swirl Wheat Loaf

Here’s the recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Wheat Loaf.

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Cool! Summer Almond Fruit Smoothies

In Sicily, where almonds have been grown for centuries, a refreshing drink made from ground almonds, sugar and water is served. (Bakeries usually sell packets of almond paste to be used for this purpose.) The paste turns creamy and milky with a hint of almond taste. The dry summer heat is so intense that this almond milk is served at breakfast, sometimes frozen into a soft slush. We’ve used marzipan to add a creamy, sweet taste to two fruit smoothies, one flavored with orange and the other fresh strawberries.

Almonds are the good news nut, one of the better sources of vitamin E, high in fiber, associated with preventing cardiovascular disease and linked to cancer prevention. These lovely drinks could be a pleasing and healthy way to start the day. Or an exciting cocktail when vodka or rum are added. (Adults only please.)

Here is the Strawberry Almond Smoothie recipe, and the Orange Almondsicle™ Smoothie recipe.