Almond butter is my absolute favourite spread to put on my toast in the morning, but holy cow, it's getting expensive - 12 bux a bottle! So, here is a recipe for all you nutters out there ;)
1 cup of almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower or pumpkin seeds (choose organic) soaked overnight
2-4 tbsp of organic coconut oil
Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg
Dollop of raw honey
Place nuts into a food processor and blend on high until nuts are powdery or desired texture. I like mine with a few chunks. Be careful not too "overblend" and denature the fatty acids (good fat).
Add oil into food processor, blend with nuts until the desired texture is reached.
Toss in some cinnamon for a little spice!
Spread on a slice of brown rice toast and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts About This Fabulous Nut Butter
A source of health promoting "good" fat. The same monosaturated fat found in olive oil, is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Good fat is essential for satiety, heart and brain health.
Nuts and almonds in particular, are a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and this is why researchers believe it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Nuts are a natural and proven way to lower cholesterol.
A source of protein - a great way to start your day and fire your metabolism (fat-burning potential).
Coconut oil has incredible benefits that require a whole blog to write about, so here's the skinny on this fab fat: improves thyroid health & function, weight loss, improvement of chronic fatique and lowers cholesterol.
You may have noticed that I did not recommend peanuts for 2 reasons: 1. They are a highly sprayed crop 2. They are very high in a mold called "aflotoxin" which could be one of the reasons they are the most allergenic nut.
I look forward to hearing how your nut butter turns out!
Eat well | Live well | Be well
Almond Butter photo credit: Domestifluff