Toasted Almond and Honey Overnight Oats

I’ve had so much fun showcasing some of the great products from Blue Diamond for you guys this week! In case you missed it, I used their crunchy, flavorful Nut Thins to dip some Salmon Spinach Artichoke Dip. And tossed in some of their oven roasted almonds into Salted Almond and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream.

And now, we’re going to end this Blue Diamond takeover with one of their newest products on the market—their Hint of Honey Almondmilk! I love this product so much! I’ve always liked using sweetened, flavored almondmilks in smoothies, oats, and cereal, but it’s always been just a touch too sweet for my tastes. Usually, I cut the sweetness by mixing half sweetened with half unsweetened—no need to do that anymore! Almond Breeze Hint of Honey is just a little bit sweet (and with just a little bit of honey flavor), making it absolutely perfect. I’m in love!

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