The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

Make your own almond butter

Making your own almond butter is super easy, if a little time consuming, and best of all you know exactly what’s in it. Almonds are a great source of  vitamin E, fibre, B vitamins, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium and potassium as well has essential fats.

I use almond butter for many recipes but my kids enjoy spread onto toast and for dipping celery and apple into. Deliciously creamy, add it to your oatmeal or put into yoghurts or smoothies.

I begin by lightly toasting almonds – I prefer the end flavour but this is not a necessary step.

 

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Next place into a blender (use the metal blade) and switch on. Now depending on the blender you use this could take around 20 minutes so if you feel your blender may overheat switch off and give it a rest. I generally give mine a five minute break halfway through.

 

 

 

 

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The mixture will being to look like breadcrumbs – you are on your way!

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As the almonds release their oil the mixture begins to get creamy – using a plastic spatula gently push the mixture back to the bottom (you may need to do this several times).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When the mixture begins to clump together like a dough you are almost there – keep going!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It should end up beautifully creamy. Place in a jar in the fridge to set and enjoy.

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Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

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