Day 18 ~ Enjoying it Naturally ~ Nut butter !

Natural Enjoyment !

Natural Enjoyment !

Hi Everyone,

Have noticed, how thanks to Dax, have been eating, even exercising more naturally.

Such as exercising outdoors enjoying the fresh morning air.

It IS truly an amazing feeling to have MORE energy after morning exercise outdoors and a delicious ED meal.

Further, if you’re like me you like that mid-day snack during the day.

Well, since enjoying the new food processor, been experimenting with new recipes.

Here’s one on how to make almond butter, you can even apply this to make other natural butters.

Place 4 to 6 ounces of your nut of choice in food processor:

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I’m not sure what kind of food processor I own as it was a gift from a friend who imports prototype appliances.  However, if you’re looking to purchase one, I hear both the KitchenAid and Cuisinart models are excellent.

If you prefer roasted nut butter, simply place your raw nuts on a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet and roast in a 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring once or twice to prevent burning.

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Turn the food processor on, and let it do it’s job.  At first, you’ll have nothing but nut dust, & you’ll have to scrape down the sides of your processor several times with a rubber spatula:

Scrape, scrape, scrape.Scrape, scrape, scrape.

Allow the processor to continue running.  Eventually, your nut butter will begin to clump:

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Let the processor continue running until nut butter reaches desired consistency. I promise it will get creamy, but a little patience is involved.

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Using my food processor, roasted nut butter takes about 13 minutes to make, and raw nut butter takes slightly longer, 15 minutes maybe?

You can add anything you want: salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.  I prefer mine plain, but I do like to experiment with different nuts.  My favorites are roasted pecan nut butter and roasted cashew-almond butter.

Cashew Almond ButterCashew Almond ButterRemember the food tip of chewing slowly, it will help you eat less, while also assisting digestion too. It really helped me control portions along with the healthy eating on the Elimination Summer Diet by Dax !
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2 Responses to Day 18 ~ Enjoying it Naturally ~ Nut butter !

  1. Wow – that looks delicious.

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