Healthy Recipes Part 15: Homemade Almond Butter

Want to save yourself some cash and look after your health at the same time?

Sure you do!

Well why not make your own Nut Butters, be it Almond, Peanut, Cashew, Macadamia or any other variety. For example , a small 250g jar of macro almond butter from Woolworths costs $6.95 but a 750g bag of Raw Almonds only costs $11.98 so make sense to make your own eh.Plus, by making your own, you know there is no added sugars or salt. You can leave them 100% natural, as i have them or add vanilla essence, stevia,  or cinnamon if you wish.

Thing is, its so easy

Just follow these simple guidelines

1. Place  Almonds on a tray in middle of preheated oven to roast for 13- 15 mins.

2. Put Almonds in Blender/ food processor 200g at a time and hit the pulse button a few times.

3. Leave to blend , every so often you will have to scrape the sides ot the blender with a spatula. Be patient it takes time

4. As the natural oils come out the nuts, the mixture will soften and form clumps. be patient and keep blending, still scraping the sides of blender occasionally.. If you add too many nuts it will take longer. It is better to get to a paste and then add a few more nuts at a time if you are making a batch  bigger than 200g. You can always add a dash of peanut oil/ macadamia nut oil to speeden the process if you wish.

5. After a while it will start to form a paste, then it is up to you on what consistancy you want. I prefer to let the mixture go til it is smooth and super creamy.

About Al

Al Nuttall is the founder and Personal Trainer of Peak Performance 365 based in Cairns, in Far North Queensland. He's a firm believer that you can achieve anything you put your mind to and, as a testament, he lives his life by that philosophy. He will set out achievable goals and develop a plan on how to reach them. Will power and hard work will do the rest. Changing your lifestyle isn’t meant to be easy but the rewards will definitely be worth all the effort in the end. So what are you waiting for? GIve Al a call and start to be the best you can be... everyday!

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