Badam for Breakfast (Almonds for Breakfast)

Wake up. Get ready. Pack lunch for Vijay. Have some breakfast – A fistful of badam and a full glass of ragi malt. Then leave home – Vijay to his work and me to gym for aerobic and yoga classes.

This has been our routine for the past few months. Of all the breakfast options we enjoyed over the years, we are finding this badam breakfast a no hassle, tasty delight, and a good fit for our current weekday lifestyle. Particularly when we came to know that badams (almonds) are concentrated with protein. A quarter-cup contains 7.62 grams-more protein than that is provided by a typical egg. Fortunately, although one-quarter cup of badam contains about 18 grams of fat, most of it is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. They are also very good source of vitamin E, vitamin B2 and manganese. And one ounce of shelled badam (about 22) gives only 170 calories.

With all this information on hand, I can surely say that Badam for Breakfast is a good alternative to sugar packed, commercial breakfast cereal for a morning rush.

Almonds in Water

Badam for Breakfast (Almonds for Breakfast)
(for two)

2 fistfuls of shelled almonds
2 cups of water

Soak almonds in water overnight. Drain the water in the morning. Your ready to eat breakfast will be ready. Enjoy the divine almonds with some ragi malt .

I find that soaking in water makes almonds soft and sweeter.

Badam (Almonds) for Breakfast
Badam for Breakfast Today, and for
Jihva-Breakfast at Lovely Suma’s Veggie Platter

Almonds Nutritional Profile Source : WH Foods
Badam (Telugu) = Almonds


  • By shanti, March 31, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Hi Indira,

    Good breakfast. Are you able to sustain your workout? I am asking bcoz i am looking for options for my pre-workout foods :) .Thanks for your time.

    Hi Shanti,
    I am. But only when I combine them with a glass of ragi malt drink for breakfast. I usually have about 10 to 12 soaked almonds, that’s my almond limit. For two hours of solid workout, I depend more on ragi malt than on almonds for energy. Without ragi malt, I’d really feel depleted.
    How about you? What’s your routine preworkout food? Just curious to know the different options out there. Thanks.

  • By Sonia, March 31, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Yes Indira. My mom used to give us all children soaked almonds in wintry days. She always says that chew almonds well. Your post reminds me my mom that how caring she is! :)

  • By Srimathi, March 31, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    Great Idea. I serve almonds for an after school/work snack. Maybe breakfast is better.

  • By Sailaja, March 31, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    Indira, its our family morning ritual as well, eating peeled almonds. Ragi Malt or juice being our(brunch)drink. :)

  • By Manju Rajender, April 1, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    Indira I should appreciate the photograph first….wonderful!!! Soaked almonds are very tasty and so are the roasted ones :)

  • By ranjan, April 1, 2010 @ 3:28 am

    Indira, sounds really good I must try better then cereal or toast. Love almonds but always thought they are too fatening.

  • By Harini, April 1, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    gr8 idea for a breakfast!

  • By gayatri, April 1, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    We are vegetarians and this is good source of protein both for our kids and us. My kids love that. We typically eat oatmeal topped with walnuts and soaked almonds as our mid morning snack. Kids eat either with the breakfast or after school.

  • By Kalyani, April 1, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

    wow a great idea for breakfast … i know its good to have daily but dont know to have it in the breakfast Thanks indra ……..

  • By Vidhya, April 6, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    We have having soaked almonds for breakfast for quite sometime now (though we started it for a different reason – to gain some weight). Also I recently came to know from a colleague that eating raw almonds is not good for the teeth (as advised by her dentist!). Enough cant be said about the wisdom of our ancestors.

  • By Shiv, October 12, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    I have been on an almond breakfast for a while now, and only today I was left wondering whether it is healthy. Glad to see that it indeed is healthy.

  • By krishna Singh, December 28, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    its very healthy

  • By shiva, May 6, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    almonds rich in vitamin-E.soak almond in water and eat it as that ur memory power will improve a lot..

  • By Naren, June 22, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    I use to take 15 overnight soaked almonds with 4 slices of wheat bread with peanut butter applied over it for beakfast.

  • By Revathi, January 6, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Hello Indira,

    Thanks for your wonderful posts.
    I do eat soaked almonds in the morning but one difference is’that I don’t feel like wasting the water and I drink water as well. Just curious to know, is there any specific reason to drain water.

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