June 1, 2010 • Posted by Rebecca Marber
Peanut butter and jelly is truly a child favorite meal. Parents prepare this sandwich for their kids all the time; however, it is not exactly the healthiest meal on the planet. Store-bought peanut butter, for starters, is loaded with saturated fats and hydrogenated oils. Like most nuts, peanuts are categorized as acidic foods, which are much more damaging to our bodies. There is, however, one nut that is much more alkalinizing (meaning that it balances our bodies, speeds up our metabolism, and gives us more energy), and that is the almond. A subtle switch from peanut butter to almond butter can do wonders for your better health.
Almond butter is nearly double the price of peanut butter in stores—although, it is quite delicious, if I do say so myself. So why not make it yourself. Follow this simple recipe and create a homemade almond butter that is both better tasting and better for you than your standard store-bought peanut butter. Put this yummy spread on some whole wheat bread, throw on some tasty organic jelly and you will have the much healthier “A”B&J.
P.S. I personally like to have a spoonful of almond butter for dessert… Forget that bread and jelly stuff!
1 cup almonds (roast them first if you like extra flavor)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Place almonds and sea salt in your Cuisinart Spice and Nut Grinder.
- Then add finely chopped nuts in food processor with oil and blend until smoothness is to your liking. For smoother butter, add more oil. For chunkier butter, add more almonds.
You’re guaranteed to like this warm and delightful alternative to the peanut butter you get off the shelf.
*Note: For obvious reasons, do not try this recipe if allergic to nuts.