Making the best Almond butter by yourself is actually very easy. Nut butters when prepared properly can be a nutritious and satisfying food, provided you don’t suffer from a nut allergy or digestive disorder. Almond Butter is quite popular lately, and used in smoothies, oatmeal, toast, almond fudge, pancakes, and what not. In this post, I will show you how to make your almond butter much more nutritious.
During the worst stage of my digestive turmoil, I was not able to eat any nuts or seeds, not even if they were previously soaked for 24 hours. The fiber in the nuts and seeds was wreaking havoc in my very damaged and weak colon. However, after about 8 months of treatment with healing foods and supplements, I reintroduced nuts and seeds to my diet and I am able to tolerate them really well in moderation.
I find that a great way to digest nuts like almonds, is to make butter from them, because this way they are already broken down, and require less work by the digestive tract.
The process for making butter is the same for all nuts and seeds, and it really is quite simple. This recipe uses almonds.
The almonds were soaked for 24 hours, and rinsed and drained two times in between. Then I dehydrated them in a warm oven (170 F) for about 3-4 hours. You may be able to buy sprouted almonds, or already sprouted nut butters in some organic stores; However, I prefer to make my own, and be sure that the nuts were soaked long enough to improve digestion.
To learn more about why it is important to soak nuts and seeds click here.
You can skip the soaking process if you have good digestion, and do not consume almonds and almond butter very frequently.
Goji berries is something that I just learnt about in my Nutrition studies, and decided to try them for their multiple benefits including: high antioxidant level, rich in minerals, B vitamins, essential amino acids, vitamin E. It is said that this berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for almost 2,000 years. Some of the uses include: improve circulations, help eyesight, promote longevity, relieve fatigue, boost immune function, cancer prevention, etc.
The Goji berries are not necessary in this recipe, but if you happen to have them in your pantry and don’t know what to do with them, you can add them to this Almond Spread
You can also use raisins, prunes or any other dried fruit that you like.
Make Your Own Almond Butter
- - 1 cup almonds ( previously soaked for 12 hours and dried at low temperature)
- - ¼ cup of Goji berries
- - About 1 tbsp of Coconut oil if needed
- - Place the almonds in a food processor or high powered blender
- - Process for a few minutes, then stop and scrape the sides of the blender, process again, and repeat until it turns into a butter consistency.
- - Add some coconut oil if the mix is too dry and the blender is not mixing well.
- - Once the desired consistency is reached, add the goji berries an process again until they are broken down in small pieces.
- - Spread on apples, use as dip for carrots, celery, mix in your smoothie, or eat by the spoonfull ?
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