Almond Butter

Plant based diet can be expensive. Many would prefer to buy wholefoods and organic foods.

Wholefoods: food that is unprocessed, unrefined. They are free from addictives, preservatives and free from any chemicals.

Organic foods: meat that is free from antibiotics and growth hormones, vegetables, nuts, fruits which are free from pesticides and bioengineering.

When we live a plant based lifestyle, we want to make sure that our foods are eco friendly. Is plant based diet expensive? Well, depends how you see it. I see it as investing my money for a better planet and health.

Today, I will share my delicious almond butter recipe. You may omit the coconut oil if you dislike the smell. You may choose to get the raw almond from any wholefoods store.

Note: Almonds contain a lot of healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.

What you’ll need:

  • 600g of raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Salt to taste, if you like your butter salted
  • A food processor
  • An oven
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper

How to:

  1. Preheat your oven to 160deg.
  2. Line your baking tray with baking paper for easy clean up.
  3. Spread your raw almonds evenly on baking tray.
  4. Roast those almonds for about 10-15 mins. Stir occasionally to prevent burns on those almonds.
  5. Your almonds should smell fragrant now.
  6. Cool those almonds. You don’t want the heat to overheat your food processor during the blending.
  7. Once the almonds are cooled, pour them into your food processor and blend.
  8. Blend until smooth. The mixture might turn into a dough-y texture but thats ok. Keep blending!
  9. Add coconut oil when the mixture is smooth.
  10. Salt if you like!
  11. Bon appetit!

You might have realised that I did not use sugar or sweetener. Almond tastes sweet on its own. While the food processor blends the almonds, you might want to prepare some toasts or acai to go with your yummy almond butter once it is ready!

So, is plant based diet expensive? Maybe? But can plant based diet be creative? Yes, for sure.

 

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