Thursday, April 5
Whoever said ambrosia is the food of the Gods had obviously never tried almond butter. I think it may be the perfect food. I'm serious. Have you tried it?
In my attempt to eat more protein nut butters kept being suggested. I love peanut butter so I felt no real need to try any other nut butter varieties. I'm not sure what made me purchase my first jar of almond but, let me tell you, I haven't looked back since. I mostly eat it with sliced apples or pears. This is often times my breakfast or snack, if I'm especially hungry. I halfheartedly try to keep myself to the serving size suggested on the label but after a generous dollop has been placed in my bowl and my fingers and spoon have been sufficiently licked, well, it may creep up to be a wee more than a serving. My apple of choice is Honey Crisp but they are ridiculously expensive right now so I usually eat Pink Ladies. Since I've discovered this stuff I've never eaten so many apples in my whole life.
I've recently switched from the Kettle brand to the Trader Joe's variety. TJ's adds flax seeds into the mix. It doesn't change the taste but does give a nice crunch. The main reason I've switched is cost.
If you're an almond butter eater tell me how you like it. I'm also wondering if anyone has a good method for stirring the oil and nut paste together. I don't like this part of the process. I've found a butter knife works best for stirring. Other than the bits of almond skin that get stuck in my teeth, this is my only complaint.