Move Over Peanut Butter Almond Butter Has Arrived

Move Over Peanut Butter Almond Butter Has Arrived 

almond-butter

This is my most favourite snack in the whole wide world, I love it on its own or with apple slices, blueberries or literally any other fruit that we have in our fridge. Despite its name almond butter doesn’t resemble any taste of actual butter, it’s more like a runnier, smoother version of peanut butter and has a stronger taste but is actually amazing and I come to prefer it from peanut butter. Almond butter contains a lot of protein making it a great snack to have before any physical activity.

Calcium and Copper

Some of almond butter’s health benefits come from its calcium and copper content. Both minerals play a role in brain cell communication and keep your nervous system functional, while calcium also aids in muscle function and keeps your skeleton strong. Copper enables you to make melanin, which is a pigment that helps protects your skin from the sun. Each 2-tablespoon serving of almond butter contains 111 milligrams of calcium, or 11 percent of the recommended daily intake, as well as 299 micrograms of copper, or one-third of the daily requirement.

Vitamin E and Magnesium

Almond butter also contains beneficial magnesium and vitamin E. Like calcium, magnesium contributes to the health of your bones. It also helps you produce energy, as well as synthesize fatty acids needed for energy storage. A serving of almond butter offers 89 milligrams of magnesium, which is 28 percent of the daily recommended intake for women and 21 percent for men. Vitamin E supports health communication between your cells, and prevents blood lipid oxidation, which is a process linked to cardiovascular disease. Consuming 2 tablespoons of almond butter boosts your vitamin E intake by 7.8 milligrams and provides 52 percent of your recommended daily intake.

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Mia Vaughan-Young is a 14 year old, healthy-food nut from New Zealand. You’ll mainly find her either in the kitchen or stretching up a storm on her yoga mat. She has a cook book collection to rival any foodie and spends hours each week nose deep in these, looking for inspiration and then creating her own personal variations. She has 2 fabulous dogs Cash and Elsa who keep her active outside no matter what the weather. Mia’s not one for labels – she simply believes she is better off without dairy, gluten, refined sugar, packaged or processed foods. She satisfies her after school cravings with tahini bliss balls and other sweet treats – recipes that she just can’t wait to share with you.

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Almond Butter

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A creamy, nutty, delicious spread packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

Prep Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Yields: 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups of raw almonds

Recipe Instructions

  1. Place the almonds into a food processor and turn it on and watch it for a few minutes, you may need to scrape down the sides a few times to ensure it combines properly.
  2. The almond butter will probably take five to ten minutes to come to the runny consistency shown in the picture.
  3. Once it is done pour into a container or jar – eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe requires a good quality food processor.
  2. It should last 3 weeks when kept in the fridge.

Recipe Credit: Mia

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