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August 14, 2014 11:03 am June 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Homemade Roasted Almond Butter

tosomeonesomewhere:

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Almond butter is one of my new favorite foods, and is definitely a staple if you’re on whole 30 or eating Paleo. It’s a great source of protein and is delicious paired with a banana or apple! It can get pretty expensive at the grocery store, so I decided to try making my own. This is also a great way to monitor ingredients so there’s no added sugar or oils. It’s surprisingly easy and all you need is a large bag of whole raw almonds, an oven to roast them in, and a food processor! 

I’m super excited to experiment with different flavors & types of nut butter. Maybe an almond/hazelnut blend? Maybe try adding some honey & cinnamon…. vanilla & espresso bean would be divine. So many endless possibilities. I’m in nut butter heaven! 

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Preheat oven to 350. Measure out three cups of natural whole raw almonds. Spread evenly across baking sheet or pan, and bake for approximately 12 minutes. 

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Next, add the almonds to your food processor and begin processing. 

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At first it will resemble almond meal. Keep processing, scraping sides as you go. It will then start to thicken and be very hard, almost cement-like. This is normal. Keep on processing! Don’t give up. Just continue processing to get the almonds to release their oils. After around 10-15 minutes it should start to get creamy. Keep going until you get to the consistency you want. 

Then transfer to a mason jar or other container to store. It should keep in the refrigerator for around a month or so. (Though I’m not entirely sure as we go through a whole jar in just a few days!) 

If you want to indulge a little bit - chocolate almond butter is pretty much amazing. Once the almond butter is ready I usually separate half into a mason jar for regular almond butter, and leave the other half in the processor where I then add in semi-sweet chocolate chips (between 1/4- 1/2 cup) and process for a few minutes until blended and creamy. Then store in a separate mason jar… which you may want to hide in the back of your fridge so you do not eat the whole jar with a spoon. ;)

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Creamy chocolately goodness. Yes, please! 

June 27, 2014 4:32 pm

the-exercist:

Raw Apple Pie Bites from The Healthy Maven:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apple rings, chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Add dates and apple rings to a food processor and process until pea-sized.
  2. Add in cashews and process until dates, apple rings and cashews come together in a sticky ball.
  3. Break up the ball with your hands and add in the oats, spices and salt.
  4. Continue processing until all ingredients are well combined and have a sticky consistency.
  5. Roll into 20 or so balls.
  6. Store in fridge or freezer.

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4:30 pm
renniesane:

Homemade Quest Bars 
Variations Included  
Basic Ingredients
4 Scoops your vanilla protein powder (about 1/3 cup a scoop)
1/4 cup nut or seed butter of choice (smooth, not crunchy)
1/3 - 1/2 cup sweetener (I used stevia, less if you like)
2-4 tbsp. water (if you feel you need it)
1/4 cup oat flour or fiber powder or even ground flaxseeds (Omit for lower carbs, best with)

—> In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, oat flour (if using), nut butter and sweetener together. If using stevia / splenda, you’ll need more water than if using honey or agave. 
—> Scoop out the dough, shape into 5 bars and add to a sheet lined with parchment paper, refrigerate for 30-40 minutes to firm up.
—> ENJOY x

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Per bar (varies with protein powder):
Calories:160
Fat: 8 
Protein: 20
Carbs: 11
Fiber: 5
Sugar: 2

Variations 


Vanilla Almond Crunch: Use almond butter, a tsp of vanilla and some chopped almonds.
Cinnamon Roll: add 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Brownie: add 2 tbsp. cocoa powder and use chocolate protein powder (not necessary)
Lemon Cream Pie: Use sunflower butter and 1 tbsp. lemon juice
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: add 1/4 - 1/3 cup chocolate chip and don’t omit oat flour
Peanut Butter Supreme: use peanut butter.
PB & J: Use peanut butter and 3-4 tbsp. mashed or dehydrated strawberries or 2 tbsp. jam.
Coconut Cashew: Use cashew butter and 2-5 tbsp. coconut shreds
Chocolate Peanut Butter: Use chocolate protein powder and peanut butter
Mixed Berry Bliss: use 1 tbsp.  of each blue- rasp- black- and strawberries, mashed or dried.
White Chocolate Raspberry: Use 3-4 tbsp. mashed or dried raspberries or jam, and best with sunflower butter
Strawberry Cheesecake: 2-4 tbsp. mashed or dried strawberries or jam, 2 tbsp. cream cheese.
Banana Nut Muffin: Use 1/2 mashed banana and 2-4 tbsp. crushed nuts.

renniesane:

Homemade Quest Bars 

Variations Included  

Basic Ingredients

  • 4 Scoops your vanilla protein powder (about 1/3 cup a scoop)
  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter of choice (smooth, not crunchy)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup sweetener (I used stevia, less if you like)
  • 2-4 tbsp. water (if you feel you need it)
  • 1/4 cup oat flour or fiber powder or even ground flaxseeds (Omit for lower carbs, best with)
—> In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, oat flour (if using), nut butter and sweetener together. If using stevia / splenda, you’ll need more water than if using honey or agave. 
—> Scoop out the dough, shape into 5 bars and add to a sheet lined with parchment paper, refrigerate for 30-40 minutes to firm up.
—> ENJOY x
Renniesane / Tumblr
Per bar (varies with protein powder):
Calories:160
Fat: 8 
Protein: 20
Carbs: 11
Fiber: 5
Sugar: 2
Variations 
  • Vanilla Almond Crunch: Use almond butter, a tsp of vanilla and some chopped almonds.
  • Cinnamon Roll: add 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Brownie: add 2 tbsp. cocoa powder and use chocolate protein powder (not necessary)
  • Lemon Cream Pie: Use sunflower butter and 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: add 1/4 - 1/3 cup chocolate chip and don’t omit oat flour
  • Peanut Butter Supreme: use peanut butter.
  • PB & J: Use peanut butter and 3-4 tbsp. mashed or dehydrated strawberries or 2 tbsp. jam.
  • Coconut Cashew: Use cashew butter and 2-5 tbsp. coconut shreds
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter: Use chocolate protein powder and peanut butter
  • Mixed Berry Bliss: use 1 tbsp.  of each blue- rasp- black- and strawberries, mashed or dried.
  • White Chocolate Raspberry: Use 3-4 tbsp. mashed or dried raspberries or jam, and best with sunflower butter
  • Strawberry Cheesecake: 2-4 tbsp. mashed or dried strawberries or jam, 2 tbsp. cream cheese.
  • Banana Nut Muffin: Use 1/2 mashed banana and 2-4 tbsp. crushed nuts.

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June 22, 2014 2:03 pm June 11, 2014 2:31 am June 3, 2014 12:43 pm

mayarashi:

goodbye brother

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12:42 pm May 12, 2014 9:19 am May 7, 2014 7:23 am
fit-heaven:


So excited to train biceps and back today!

fit-heaven:

So excited to train biceps and back today!

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