Whatta Nut: Almond
Besides daily indulgences of JUICE THIS™ to start my day, I’ve been opting for varied & exciting salads.
It’s been on my mind to make my own nut butters. How hard can it be? NOT HARD AT ALL! People, I can’t believe how simple.
I started with almonds, since they’re the latest alternative to peanut that I’ve been enjoying. You’ll need a blender or food processor. I used a “magic bullet” blender.
I added 1 cup almonds to a small cup and blended until it “looked like butter” – don’t be discouraged if it takes a bit. It will go past the “dust” stage and then suddenly, the magic happens! I was so excited that I didn’t measure what it yielded. Instead I sliced a crisp Red Delicious apple and slathered it in the best almond butter ever!
Give it your own spin – sweet or savory! Blend with cinnamon, honey, vanilla, ginger, a touch of salt, pepper, chili pepper, etc Stir in some mini chocolate chips or fresh berries! And how about dipping crisp steamed asparagus spears into a bit. Rethink the almond and go smooooooth.
I’ll be trying walnuts next. I’ll let you know how that goes.
My dad has occasionally called me A-nut when I’ve had a crazy idea – for once it seems it’s not crazy yet he’s right!