Gracious Living Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

In Dips + Spreads, Recipes by Grace Van Berkum4 Comments

Did you know that most store bought p-nut butters are toxic???

Gracious Living Almond ButterWhether you like creamy or chunky, make sure to…. (You’ve heard this before!) READ THE LABELS! Best peanut butter has 1 ingredient: peanuts!  Stay away from anything that has hydrogenated oils or sugar added to it.  They are both toxic, cause inflammation in the body, and slow down your metabolism.  Buy your natural peanut butter from the supermarket or in bulk at the health food store.

An even better option is almond butter which is really popular these days but can be pricey. Make your own almond or nut butter for less than the store and add in some extras to make it unique and yummy. Almonds are a great source of protein, calcium, Vitamin E, and fibre.

You will need:

A food processor or Vitamix
2  cups of almonds (or nut of your choice)
A pinch or two of celtic sea salt
1-2 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp chia seeds
Cinnamon powder
A few drops of real vanilla

Directions: Place all the almonds in your food processor and blend for 8-10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes you may need to stop the processor and use a spoon scrape down the sides of the bowl. At first the mixture will get crumbly. Just keep on processing because it will turn creamy!  Once your almond butter is creamy add chia seeds, and a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Store in an air tight container or jar in your refrigerator for up to a month. SOOOOO GOOOOD! and so easy. Who knew?!

My fave gluten-free option? (besides eating it with a spoon!)  Spread your delicious, homemade nut butter on apple slices.

High Protein Apple Snackz

Grace Van Berkum-healthy almond butter

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