Homemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
by Tarla Dalal
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Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour than you bargain for, because the nuts are roasted before blending. A dash of coconut oil further improves the flavour of this butter, apart from boosting its health benefits.
Almond butter is a great source of Protein, while coconut gives you healthy fatty acids of medium chain triglycerides. It is always better to make your almond butter at home as store-bought almond butter contains loads of sugar and hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are not good for you. And to think you get all this goodness at probably half the price of the unhealthy market butter! You don’t need to buy big, expensive almonds to make butter, as you are anyway going to blend it.
The only thing is that you need a bit of patience, as you have to blend the almonds gradually, switching off the knob after every half a minute. Otherwise, your mixer might heat up. Store your almond butter in a glass jar with a lid and it should stay good for 25 days in the fridge. You can also store the almond butter in a jar at room temperature and it stays good for 15 days. But note that if you put the butter in the fridge, then you must store it there always. When you are hungry, treat yourself to 1 tbsp of almond butter. It is a wise snack even for weight-watchers as it has the correct fats to keep you full for a longer time.
Other good dips and snacks to have are Homemade Peanut Butter , Creamy Thick Curd Dip Using Jalapenos, Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes , Hummus .
- Roast the almonds in a broad non-stick pan for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
- Cool completely.
- Once cooled, blend in a mixer till coarse.
- Add the coconut oil and blend for 10 minutes, while switching the knob on and off after every half minute or else the mixer motor will tend to burn.
- Wait for a minute, blend again for 5 minutes, while switching the knob on and off after every half minute.
- Wait for another minute and finally blend again for 5 minutes, while switching the knob on and off after every half minute.
- Store in a glass bottle covered with a lid in the refrigerator.
- Use as required.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||135 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B2||1.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||8.8 mg|
|Vitamin C||0 mg|
|Folic Acid||0 mcg|
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