Apple Pie Smoothie & Spinach Chicken Salad with Blue diamond Almonds

Blue Diamond BeeCause We Care

Blue Diamond has a variety of honey flavored products, From flavored almonds, nut thins, & almond milk. Check their site to find where you can find them near you.

Did you know that Almonds are the only crop dependent on honey bees for the pollination of it’s crops?
Not only are they helping Blue Diamond’s almond crops but honey bees are also pollinating 1/3 of the world’s food supply. That is a lot of bees!

Blue Diamond has helped fund more than 70 projects focused on the health of bees, pollination, and colony health since 1976. Through this effort Blue Diamond has partnered with beekeepers and research institutions to find new ways to support honey bee health by addressing issues of nutrition, stock improvement, pest and disease management and the impact of pesticides.

It is pretty amazing such small creatures can help grow crops, trees, flowers, etc. Remember that movie Bees? Without honey bees our neighborhoods wouldn’t be so colorful & our food supply would go down.

I was excited when Blue Diamond sent me honey cinnamon & knew my friend would love the honey dijon.
Almonds are such a great snack for any time of the day. Not only are they tasty but they have great health benefits like reducing heart attack risk, building strong teeth & bones, have healthy fats, provide brain function, & much more.


So what did I do with these almonds?

Apple Pie Smoothie

I decided to make an

Apple Pie smoothie

1 apple , I used gala
1/4 cinnamon
5-8 Blue Diamond honey cinnamon almonds
1/2 Vanilla almond milk
small container of plain or vanilla greek yogurt

Blend together , pour into mug, enjoy!
I had this for breakfast but it would be a great to have as a snack or dessert.
I got fancy and made a heart with cinnamon on mine.

Spinach Salad with chicken, feta, honey cinnamon almonds & fresh strawberry dressing.
This salad is perfect for Spring & Summer.

Spinach Salad with chicken, feta, blue diamond honey cinnamon almonds topped with fresh strawberry dressing

Baby spinach
Feta, crumbled
Blue Diamond honey cinnamon almonds, I crushed them

about 6-7 strawberries tops removed
about 2 tablespoons of honey
about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil

Blend dressing ingredients until smooth.

Grill chicken.

Place baby spinach top with cut up chicken, feta, crushed almonds. Top with dressing.

Dressing is good up to a week.

So yummy ! 🙂
Spinach salad with chicken, feta, almonds, fresh strawberry dressing

I found this recipe on Can You Stay For Dinner

My friend enjoyed the honey dijon almonds as a snack. He said they were full of bold flavor. These would be great in on a salad as well.

What are you favorite ways to use almonds?

*This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds

Chicken Caesar tortellini salad 

This is one of my favorite dishes because its still light but filling. Plus its so easy to make with only 4 ingredients.


Rotisserie Chicken – so simple no need to cook or season it. Then the next day I make soup!
Romaine lettuce
Fresh cheese filled tortellini – has better taste
Caesar Dressing

Cook tortellini, cut up lettuce, & then dice chicken. Put ingredients in a bowl & pour in Caesar dressing to coat. Put in a bowl and enjoy! 🙂


What are your favorite quick meals with a few ingredients?