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This 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 it 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 for 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, and because almonds are very low in they help to regulate blood pressure.
The only essential tool to make your own almond butter is access to a powerful blender or food processer. Have the essential tool? Then it is as easy as 1, 2, enjoy!
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.
Blend your almonds! Transfer your warm almonds to your blender or food processer. 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.
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