It was a snow day today, and all the kids were home from school, so I didn't want to go out to get groceries, but I needed something for sandwiches the next day. (My 9 year old son is fixed on having PBJ sandwiches every day - except we use almond butter.) I always used store bought, and suddenly realized I could make my own.
I just put about 1 cup of almonds into the Vitamix Vitaprep 3 dry container and pressed the button. Then I added a dash of salt and a bit of sweetener (this time coconut sugar). It was taking longer than I liked to come together so I added 1 tablespoon of raw coconut oil. Voila! It is creamy and delicious! And I don't have to scrape the ice and snow off of my car to go to the market! All in all, it took less than 5 minutes! And right afterwards my littlest girls wanted to eat it by dipping snap peas into it. (Their idea.)