I <3 food and I love challenging myself to eat healthy on a daily basis. It’s a fun challenge because I’m constantly in the struggle/battle between eating pizza & chicken fingers while drinking wine VERSUS eating raw, organic salads with free-range chicken while drinking alkaline water, green tea with lemons and gluten free everything.
It’s an ULTIMATE STRUGGLE. I have a fat little adolescent boy’s appetite with a Type 1 Diabetic endocrine system and a mindset of a conscious, health-friendly 20-something who has no trouble indulging every now and again (everyday!). AHHHH.
So my dietician/nutritionist told me that every single time I consider putting a carb in my mouth, I must have a protein to complement it. Almonds have protein…OK! To satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ve become a major fan of McIntosh apples with Raw Organic Almond Butter. At over $20.00 per jar, this almond butter apple becomes a quite expensive “snack.” I know they make cheaper kinds, but this is the type that I like – if I’m going to do something, I do it full-bodied and hard-bodied. I don’t half-ass anything. Especially eating.
So I’ve found a way to make my own almond butter without spending a wad of money every other week.
Step 1: Buy Raw Organic Almonds from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. $4.99
Step 2: Pour almonds into food processor.
Step 3: Press button.
Step 4: Wait about 10-15 minutes (sometimes you have to scrape the sides of the food processor). See the process below…
Step 5: Remove your almonds (which have turned to butter with no added ingredients!) and place into glass jar.
Step 6: Store in refrigerator and enjoy all week!