Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade RAW Almond Butter!

 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.)

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