Oh do I have a treat for you today!
A lip smacking, spread over anything, hide from your spouse because it’s just that darn good kinda treat.
It’s loaded with fiber, omega-3s, helps to reduce inflammation, balance your cardiovascular system AND will keep you looking younger longer with it’s high phytonutrient and antioxidant content.
It’s also great on a spoon. Juuust like this…
Ya, I licked that spoon the minute I was done shooting, and I’m darn proud of it too.
I honestly cannot understand why I didn’t like nut butter as a kid/teenager/young adult.
I’d like to think I’m making up for lost time.
Did you like nut butter growing up?
- 5 cups almonds
- ½ cup flax seed, ground
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 170F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon baking mat.
- Spread the almonds out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring once half way through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Place roasted almonds, ground flax and vanilla extract into the bowl of your food processor and process until drippy, scraping the bowl as needed. This should take between 10-15 minutes.
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You may be wondering why I decided to roast the almonds at such a ridiculously low temperature.
I swear I didn’t just do it for the fun of it.
By roasting at a lower temperature you’ll avoid harming the fats in your almonds.
To read more about harming fats and the impact it has on our health, check out this post – which also happens to be one of my other favorite nut butters.
Please don’t make me decide which one I love more.
If you’re feeling all crazy but can’t come up with a way to enjoy this nut butter, try dropping a dollop in a bowl with dried currants and little pieces of apple.
And so will you ;)
In a good way, of course.
Have a fabulous Friday! I’m off to work, run at lunch, and meet up with my new chiropractor. What do you have planned for the day?