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Almond, Chia Seed and Hemp Seed Butter -- oh my Delicious!
|May 17, 2016|
Almond Butter Super Charged with Hemp and Chia Seeds
For years, almond butter has been a staple for me and my family. Personally, I have explored the ins and outs of many different diet plans over the years. It has been a process of fine tuning to find one that works really well for me. When I have any hunger between meals (or even those annoying cravings here and there), I have about 1 tsp of this stuff and I feel satisfied. I am careful not to over do it which can be very easy to do if you are not mindful. A little bit can truly take you a long way! This is what I offer to my children when they seem like they are low blood sugar as they healthy fats will sustain them for a lot longer than some standard sugary, food-like product. Best of all ... they love it!
Sourcing your Almonds and Making the Butter fro Scratch
I am careful about my almond source as most almonds grown in the USA (sorry ... even organic) are heated to 200 degrees which is enough to kill many of the enzymes. Non organic almonds are fumigated with propylene oxide (PPO),a known carcinogen. Yuck! SO, I recommend ordering them on amazon and being sure they are imported. I love the brand Terrasoul brought in from Italy.
I soak the almonds overnight and then let them dry in the oven on a baking sheet at 120 degrees for an hour or so. Then, you can place the almonds in your food processor with the S blade and turn it on. I would suggest leaving the room and believing in magic ... yes, this recipe calls for believing in magic! If you watch almonds blend for the first 5 minutes, you will never believe this dry crusty almond meal could ever become smooth and buttery. Well, if you leave it alone and come back in 12 minutes ... it will be this divine creamy deliciousness. I sometimes like to add sea salt and maybe even some coconut butter at this time!
Once the almond butter base is made, you can add in your hemp and chia seeds and mix by hand until evenly blended. I just love the crunch of the chia seeds in this mixture. Store in a cool, dry place and enjoy as you desire.
Healthy Fats and Healthy Fiber in this Almond/Seed Spread
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