Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fluffy Almond Butter

You should always soak your nuts before eating them. (For more information as to why feel free to read this article.) Basically, in nature nuts are shelled and inside that shell is a small amount of moisture. So if we were all really cave-people, eating nuts straight off of the trees, the nuts would be, essentially, pre-soaked. Also, it allows vital nutrients to be more easily absorbed by our bodies.

This recipe for almond butter uses soaked nuts and a small amount of water. The taste is much more mild than "regular" almond butter which is made of nothing but dried almonds. Perfect for lighter snacks because the texture is fluffier and more airy.

Homemade almond butter is easy with a high performance blender like Vitamix. Really, homemade nut butters of any kind are, as is almond and coconut milk.


16 ounces plain, raw almonds
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp sea salt


Completely cover nuts in water and soak overnight or at least 8 hours, covered with a light kitchen towel.
Drain and thoroughly rinse the nuts.
Put the nuts and 1/4 cup of water in a Vitamix and add salt.
Blend on high for about 5 minutes, pressing mixture into the blades with the tamper.

Yes, it will get very hot. It's supposed to and it is fine.
That's it. Now you have fluffy almond butter.
Refrigerate after blending.

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