Every type of food that has ‘butter’ as a suffix always seems like a bad thing. It’s just a knee jerk reaction since traditional butter is not a fit/healthy person’s dream. But allow us to tell you a little about our favourite kind of nut butter – made out of almonds.

Almond butter is a great source of protein, has a lot of fibre and has the least amount of calories when pitted against other nut butters. Almonds are considered to be the word’s healthiest food. Every 100 grams of almonds has 0 cholesterol, 22 g carbohydrates of which dietary fibre is 12g, 21 g proteins, 49g fat of which good fats (polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat) 43g. This break down should be indication enough of how good almonds are for health.

Time magazine did a survey among experts on whether one should eat almond butter and 5 out of 5 experts said yes! We would advise you to make almond butter yourself rather than buy off the shelf. There are many manufacturers add salt, sugar, mono and dyglicerides among other additives to enhance the taste. If you insist on buying off the shelf, definitely make sure that it’s organic and check the labels before committing to a certain brand.

Almond butter is great for athletes and people on a diet. As mentioned earlier it is a great source of protein and has very few carbs, qualities preferred for training and losing weight.

We’re going to share a recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make almond butter since we believe there’s nothing healthier than food made by yourself for yourself.

For this you need – 2 cups of unsalted, raw almonds.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C
  • Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Pour the almonds into a food processor or a mixie and grind for about 5-10 minutes. Once it reaches the consistency you desire, stop, scoop on a spoon and eat!
  • Store the remaining in an airtight jar. You can keep this in the fridge for up to 3 months.

    There you have it. The wholesome goodness of almonds in the form of butter for your health and wellbeing.

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