I am a huge fan of nut butters but let’s face it, they can be expensive! Not only that, but some nut butter brands have added salt, sugars and preservatives. But if you buy your own raw nuts and spend a little time and love, you can make your own nut butters for your family! Believe it or not, nut butters are very easy to make. And in an era when more kids are restricted from taking peanut butter to school due to allergies, nut butters are a great option.
My favorite is almond butter. It contains a higher amount of essential fatty acids. Uh oh, does the word ‘fat’ freak you out a bit? Don’t worry, it’s unsaturated fat which is heart healthy. Almond butter also has the most fiber and 8 times the amount of calcium as peanut butter.
All you need is a little sense of adventure and a high powered blender. Here’s how I do it. [Read more…]