Fit Mum Food ... Almond Butter

I know, I love food.  And you know I'm always on the lookout for healthy snack choices. 
Sometimes though I am quite the creature of habit!  One of my loves is nut butters ... high in calories I know.  In my mind though, I'm able to justify it with all the benefits that come along with the whole food versions. I'm not talking commercial peanut butter with oodles of sugar and salt .. ick!!

Last week, I ran out of almond butter ( my current favourite ) and I had quite the craving for it!  I had a bulk supply of almonds in the pantry ... and a food processor.  Surely it can't be that hard right?  Just blitz up the almonds and hey presto, almond butter!

That's pretty much what I did!  There's no magic recipe or ingredient .. just natural almonds, no salted versions in our place! 

OK, so it doesn't look as good as it tastes!

The how to ... throw the almonds in the food processor and let it do the work!  It does take a while, but keep at it.  Eventually it will come together into a paste, keep scraping down the sides as you go to make sure it's all combined.
And try not to eat it all at once when you're done!  Here's how I have mine ...

Spread on apple ...

Corn thins and a drizzle of agave syrup .. 

Next time I think I'm going to try cashew butter .. that's got to be a bit luxurious right?!


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Yum, that almond butter looks delicious! We made peanut butter in the school holidays and it was great too, ended up eating FAR too much of it. Cashew nut butter sounds like a good idea for next time.