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This homemade almond butter is so simple, healthy, and yummy, you’ll have time and energy to do some 2 steppin’ on the dance floor when you’re finished!
If you are like me, you prefer the fresh, ground, raw, organic, unsalted almond butter. However, unless there is a buy one get one free deal, this variety is often on the pricier side. The good news is: nothing is fresher or better tasting than blending it up in your own kitchen. Plus, you know it’s made with love!
Not only are almonds tasty, they come with a load of health benefits! They are great for your brain, immune system, and heart:
- Brain Power: Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have been shown to increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways and a decreased occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Immune System Strength: Almonds are great sources of alkali materials, which are known to benefit the strength of the immune system and increase the ability to stave off diseases.
- Healthy Heart: The potassium present in almonds helps to regulate blood pressure.
The only essential tool to make your own almond butter is access to a powerful blender or food processor. Have the essential tool? Then it is as easy as 1, 2, enjoy!
Step 1 – Warm your almonds!
You do not have to roast them if you prefer a raw blend. However, I always recommend at least popping them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes. This will help expedite the blending process.
Step 2 – Blend your almonds!
Transfer your warm almonds to your blender or food processor. Here is where patience really comes into play. It will take 15-20 minutes for the almonds to blend into a creamy texture. I generally use the medium power setting on my Ninja blender and let the blender rest every 3-5 minutes while using a spatula to scrape down the sides.
Your patience has paid off and now you are ready to enjoy warm, fresh, blended almond butter!
- Have stale almonds? Rather than tossing out, give them new life! You will hardly notice a difference in taste.
- Blender overheating? Unplug it and give it a five minute break, it’s not going anywhere.
- In a rush? Add a tablespoon or two of avocado oil to expedite the process. As you may have guessed, this will produce a creamier butter.
This and other great recipes can be found in the NTI Eats ebooks!
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