I love Homemade almond butter, it is an excellent alternative to peanut butter. This is my go-to butter, it is
In addition to spreading it on my toast, I add it to my smoothies and soups. We use it a lot, it is one of our household staples and we cannot live without it. With only one ingredient-Raw almond you can make this butter.
Why are almonds good for you?
Almonds are a good source of minerals such as magnesium, and iron, antioxidants, and vitamin E compared to peanuts. It contains high contents of monounsaturated fats, which helps to lower cholesterol and reduce weight.
Additionally, almonds are a good source of plant protein. Almonds contain a complete source of essential amino acids needed by the body. Adding almond butter to your diet can ignite your energy and improve satiety. Therefore eat it with your breakfast or add it to your smoothies and snacks.
Almond butter has a low glycemic index, which makes it perfect for people with diabetes. It reduces a spike in insulin levels and helps to regulate blood sugar.
Almond butter is also an excellent substitute for peanut butter, especially for people allergic to peanuts.
Why I make homemade almond butter.
I used to buy almond butter, but the organic brand we often bought was a little expensive. Sometimes we would buy other non-organic brands when our budget was tight.
But I discovered that the non-organic brands contain unhealthy high fructose corn syrup, which we are trying to avoid.
I decided to try making a homemade version and loved it. I now make it quite often and I have found homemade almond butter to be simple, healthier, and cheaper than the store brands. With a powerful blender or food processor, I only spend a few minutes to make this smooth, healthy butter.
Making homemade butter is inexpensive and easy. If you want to save more buy raw unbleached almonds in bulk. Then you can decide to use them raw or when roasted to make butter. I buy mine at Costco at only $13 and make several jars.
What do you need to make almond butter?
You will only need one ingredient-almonds to make your butter. Salt and agave or any preferred sweetener are optional. You don’t have to add any extra oil.
Almonds are calorie-dense and contain their own natural monounsaturated healthy fats, therefore, adding more oil to them makes them too oily, unhealthy and unnatural in my opinion.
How to make homemade almond butter.
Use a high-speed blender like Vitamix or a food processor to make the butter. Add raw unbleached almonds in it and pulse until smooth then transfer to a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator to increase its shelf life.
Enjoy your butter!
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