3 Ingredient Almond Butter

 
Almond Butter Made Easy

I'm a huge fan of making common foods at home, but I'm also a guy with very little free time so I have to give and take where I can. My nut butter addiction is one I put the extra effort into maintaining. 

Trust me when I say that this recipe for Almond butter takes less than 3 minutes to make and will completely blow your mind! So much better than store bought, more cost-effective, and more nutritious (less sugar, less salt and more flavor).

Here's why I quit peanut butter and make the transition to almond butter:

  1. Almond butter is a slightly better source of heart-healthy fats, with 5 grams per tablespoon versus 3.3 grams-per-tablespoon in peanut butter. According to the American Heart Association, balanced diets rich in monounsaturated fats help lower cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. 
  2. Almond butter is more nutritionally diverse than peanut butter, having a better concentration of trace minerals like iron, calcium, potassium and zinc. 
  3. Almond butter has a slightly higher fiber content, which is huge when we live in a society where most Americans fall short of the 21-35 grams of recommended daily intake. 
  4. Peanut butter is slightly higher in protein but the two are pretty neck-in-neck. 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 3 c. - roasted, unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 t. - salt
  • 1/2 t. - cinnamon

METHOD:

  1. In a high speed blender, add all of the ingredients. Blend on low for 20 seconds, slowly increasing to high speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy, typically around 40 seconds. 
  2. Scrape down the sides of the blender as you blend. If you like a runnier butter, add 1 T. of water while blending, this also speeds up the process. 
  3. Other great add-ins would be: raw honey, a pinch of turmeric, a tablespoon of maca powder, or a little cocoa powder.