I love making this raw homemade almond butter , it is an excellent alternative to peanut butter.It is;
Is Raw homemade almond butter good for you?
Almonds are a good source of minerals such as magnesium and iron.Additionally , they contain high contents of antioxidants, and vitamin E compared to peanuts.
Almond butter has a low glycemic index which makes it perfect for people with diabetes.It helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent an increase in insulin levels.
Almonds contain high contents of monounsaturated fats.They can help to lower cholesterol and reduce weight.Therefore it is an excellent option for people struggling to reduce weight.
In addition to spreading it on my bread, I add it to my smoothies, or use it in thickening soups and sauces.
Why I make Homemade butter.
I used to buy some almond butter, but the organic brand we often bought was a little expensive.Now we only spend a fraction to buy raw almonds to make our own .
Homemade almond butter is cheaper, healthier, and easy to produce. With a powerful blender or food processor, You only spend a few minutes to make this delicious,creamy, and thick butter.
My family enjoys this homemade version.I am glad we can save the extra money we would spend on buying the store brand on other needs.
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.
Please do not add extra oil, almonds are calorie-dense .They key is to eat them in moderation. Because they contain their own natural monounsaturated healthy fats, adding extra oil makes them too oily and unnatural.
How to make homemade almond butter.
Use a high-speed blender like Vitamix or food processor. Add the raw almonds in it and pulse until smooth. Transfer the batter into a clean air-tight glass jar .Store in the refrigerator to increase its shelf life.
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Raw Almond butter recipe
- 1 cup raw whole unbleached almonds
- ½ tsp sea salt optional
- 2 Tbsp raw organic agave optional
- Place raw unbleached almonds in a good food processor or strong blender preferably a Vitamix blender. If using a food processor start by chopping the almond and pulsing them coarsely before pureeing them. However, if using a blender start blending on low speed until the almonds are coarsely chopped or powdery. Increase the speed gradually until you get a smooth paste. Blend more to your preferred consistency.
- Add sea salt and agave or any preferred sweetener if you like and blend a little more to combine the ingredients. Transfer the batter from the food processor or blender to a clean airtight glass container and store in the refrigerator.