How to make almond butter at home
July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019
It’s a butter that can help you lose weight. Sounds nuts, right? Well, two things you need to know at the outset about almond butter is that:
Almond butter, a paste with almond, salt and oil (see recipe below), contains vitamins, minerals and good fats. It’s high on protein, and can help lower cholesterol. Most importantly, because almonds are nutrient dense, even a spoonful can give you a huge energy boost that lasts through the day.
One of the reasons why nutritionists are recommending almond butter over other spreads like peanut butter, etc today is because its fat content is more heart healthy and it doesn’t contain too much salt as well. But it does contain a good amount of fat, so make sure you don’t have more than a tablespoon a day (One tablespoon = 99-100 calories).
The easiest way to eat almond butter is to spread it on a piece of whole wheat bread, biscuit, raw vegetable sticks or fruit. It is also a healthy addition to a chocolate or fruit smoothie, giving it a creamier texture, thicker consistency and nuttier flavor. Almond butter also goes well with soups made of pumpkin and carrot.
In India, ready-to-eat almond butter isn’t easily available. But there’s a quick and simple way to make it at home. Check out our recipe:
2 cups almonds, roasted
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste