Today’s Trendy Shit: Raw Organic Almond Butter DIY

I ❤ 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

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Step 2: Pour almonds into food processor.

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YUM

Step 3: Press button.

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Press HIGH!

Step 4: Wait about 10-15 minutes (sometimes you have to scrape the sides of the food processor). See the process below…

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Grindin’
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Almond Meal ?
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Getting Pasty…
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Starting to Form
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Buttery Goodness
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Now it’s Smooth Almond Butter!

Step 5: Remove your almonds (which have turned to butter with no added ingredients!) and place into glass jar.

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Remove almond butter with a spatula
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Glass bowls or Mason Jars are the best for storage!
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Put me in the fridge!

Step 6: Store in refrigerator and enjoy all week!

McIntosh Apple, my favorite <3
McIntosh Apple, my favorite ❤
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